A 9-day Trip of Honduran Highlights
If you’re traveling to Honduras and looking for a trip that combines ruins, rainforests, and reefs, this 9-day itinerary will more than fit the bill. In just over a week, you’ll visit the Copán archaeological site and surrounding attractions, explore the wild and remote Pico Bonito National Park, and get to know Honduras’s beach and barrier reef.
You’ll arrive in the city San Pedro Sula and transfer to the quaint, colonial town of Copán Ruinas where you’ll have the afternoon to explore.
You’ll take a privately guided tour of the Copán ruins. This World Heritage Site was one of the ancient Maya’s most lavish cultural centers and is well-known for its magnificently carved stelae and hieroglyphic stairway. After exploring the ruins, you’ll travel to the Macaw Mountain Bird Park, a reserve for rescued and endangered scarlet macaws, keel-billed toucans, and other tropical birds. You’ll learn about the park’s on-going projects and interact with some feathered friends, too.
You’ll learn about Honduran farm life at the century-old, family-run Finca El Cisne. Here, you’ll set out by horse to explore the Copán valley countryside and learn about cattle ranching, coffee, and cardamom. You’ll also enjoy a hearty farmhouse lunch and have the opportunity to take a dip in the local hot springs.
You’ll travel by car to San Pedro Sula for a flight to the coastal city of La Ceiba. From here, you’ll transfer by car to the area of Pico Bonito National Park.
You can choose from a variety of wildlife- and adventure-packed adventures: Take an exhilarating white water rafting trip, tour the Cuero y Salado park by boat (it’s home to manatees, monkeys, and alligators), or horseback ride along the Caribbean coast.
You’ll start your day with an early morning hike through Pico Bonito National Park. Afterwards, you’ll transfer to La Ceiba and fly to the Bay Island of Roatán.
Day 7 & 8:
Spend these days relaxing on Roatan’s white-sand beaches, fishing the Caribbean’s turquoise waters, snorkeling and scuba diving along the world’s second-largest barrier reef, or exploring the island itself.
You’ll transfer to the airport to return home.
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