Honduras is a traveler’s paradise that fulfills holiday dreams; climbing ancient temples, sailing and diving in the Caribbean Sea, or seeing jaguars in their natural habitat are some of the few things that Honduras has to offer. The beaches of the Bay Islands are some of the finest in all of Latin America and the Caribbean. On the coast, you have the chance to go scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, or simply soak up the beauty of the beaches.
Beyond the breathtaking beaches, Honduras has even more adventure to offer including trips to the ruins of Copan; zip line tours also allows unique views from above the rainforests and the misty green mountains of Pico Bonito are also great places worth visiting. This tour will fulfill your holiday dreams, whether that be climbing ancient temples, visiting national parks, colonial towns and coffee farms, or just lying on sunny beaches in the Caribbean Ocean.
The Coral Barrier Reef
Lake of Yojoa
Ecological National Park of La Tigra
Mayan Ruins of Copan
Farm The Swan
National Park of La Punta
Pico Bonito National Park
Island of Utila
Day 1. Arrival to Honduras
After your arrival, a driver will take you to your hotel in Lake ‘Yojoa’. Take the day to relax from your journey and get settled in your new surroundings.
Day 2. Waterfalls
The waterfall of Pulhapanzak is an impressive 141 feet waterfall surrounded by a lush park with places to swim in the river. The water has a powerful force coming over the cliff, creating a mist throughout the canyon in which it falls.
Day 3. Ecological park
La Tigra National Park is an ecological park home to an extensive variety of flora and fauna. In the afternoon you will head for the town of La Esperanza with plenty of culture to explore.
Day 4. Copan Mayan Ruins
Tour of the Mayan city of Copan
Copán is one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilization. The town of Copán has recently become a developing tourist site for its magnificent Mayan Ruins. It has been designated as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Copán, with its temples, plazas, and terraces comprises a type of architectural complex among the most characteristic of the Mayan civilization. The archeologists consider Copán to be the cultural center – the Paris – of the Mayan World.
Visit Sculpture Museum
At the Copán site we find a wonderful, two-story Sculpture Museum. The centerpiece is a colorful, full-scale model of the Rosalina Temple, a beautiful temple that unfortunately was taken down and another temple was built in its place. The museum also contains much of the original stonework from the site.
Day 5. Mountain Reserve
In the morning you will have a horseback ride tour in the mountains and a coffee tour through cardamom plantations. At the end of the tour you can swim in rivers and natural hot springs. You will have a lunch prepared with products from the farm. In the afternoon you will visit the Macaw Mountain Reserve, which is an innovative tropical bird reserve in western Honduras that cares for rescued and endangered birds of the American tropics.
Day 6. Tela
In the morning you will go to the premier beach vacation destination in Honduras, Tela. You will have free time to rest and relax at these outstanding beaches.
Day 7. Boat trip
Punta Sal National Park is one of the most important parks of the country because of its size and biodiversity. Take a boat through deep mangrove channels. Hike the subtropical forest where howler and spider monkeys are usually seen.
Day 8. Pico Bonito National Park
La Ceiba is surrounded by lush jungles, breathtaking mountains, challenging rivers, and sandy beaches. After checking into your hotel, you will depart to Pico Bonito National Park. This park has many waterfalls and is home to various endangered species. Today you will hike through tropical jungle forest and swim in crystal clear water ponds under beautiful waterfalls.
Day 9. Utila Island
Your ferry to Utila Island departs in the morning. The island is located in front of the Honduras Barrier Reef. It is the longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere and the second longest in the world. There are approximately 60 scuba diving sites, including caves and numerous wrecks. Utila is also famous for diving with the Whale Shark, which is the world’s largest fish. This island is a picture postcard setting with colorful painted houses set beside the clear turquoise sea, coconut palms, and bungalow hotels.
Day 10. Snorkeling
The Island is located in front of the Honduras Barrier Reef. It is the longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere and the second longest in the world. Utila Island is still a largely undiscovered and unspoiled tropical paradise. There are approximately 60 scuba diving sites, including caves and numerous wrecks, making a very interesting voyage. Today you will explore the underwater world with a snorkeling.
Day 11 – 13. Optional Diving
During these days you have the option to join two boats a day for snorkeling or diving. If you are a certified diver you can join the night boats as well. If you would like to learn how to dive, we offer the following courses:
OPEN WATER DIVER. For beginners.
The PADI Open Water course takes 4 days and consists of time in class with your instructors as well as self study time. You will receive shallow water training to learn the basics followed by 4 open water dives where you practice these skills diving over Utila beautiful reefs.
ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE. For intermediate.
The Advanced Open Water Course is designed to improve your awareness and understanding of diving and the diving environment. In this course, the ocean is your classroom. The course consists of 5 dives. Course requirements are deep and navigation dives. The other 3 dives can be chosen from 15 different adventure dives.
Day 14. San Pedro Sula
Your ferry leaves today right after lunch to La Ceiba. From there you will be transferred to your hotel in San Pedro Sula. The rest of the day is free to rest and relax before your departure the next day.
Day 15. Return home
Not ready to go home just yet? If you would like to extend your holiday, try combining your Honduras Trip with one of our other travel packages. Maybe after all that adventure you need a romantic getaway to Suchitoto, El Salvador. Perhaps you would like to start your trip with Spanish language lessons in Guatemala. Contact one of our knowledgeable agents to begin customizing your tour package today.
15 days & 14 nights
$1,500 per guest
Private transportation, door to door service
14 nights hotel accommodation. Hotels Carefully selected
Local certified onsite guides
All park entrance fees
Ferries: round trip from La Ceiba to Utila Island
Not included: international flights, personal, travel and cancellation insurance and other expenses than indicated.
Cayos Cochinos, boat and snorkeling tour
The Cochinos keys are two very small islands, and thirteen short coral keys, situated roughly thirty kilometers northeast of La Ceiba town. This heaven of castaway of small keys forms an aquatic biological reserve of fine white sand beaches, multicolored coral reefs and an even further colorful local community of Garifuna inhabitants. Go snorkeling, and relaxing in this easygoing fantasy-land. When you are hungry, you will be able to eat some fresh fish and plantains.
We begin with the visit of Cayos Cochinos Foundation and the experimental area where advice about the keys is offered, after that we go on to the key where we made a pathway searching of the pink boa, regional of the area, later you will snorkel on the coral reef with a qualified guide, next we will go to the third key which is the highest inhabited key, here you will have lunch and free time to rest and relax. Duration: full day. Price per guest: $120
17 days & 16 nights
15 days & 14 nights
6 days & 5 nights