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Honduras, located in Central America was formerly known as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which today is known as Belize. A diverse destination with something to offer everyone, including the off lying Bay Islands, a magical destination for divers and snorkelers allowing to get close up to the largest fish in the world, the whale shark, to the wonderful Mayan site at Copan. Copan exhibits some of the very finest surviving art of ancient Mesoamerica set in the midst of the lush rainforest.
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Honduras - La Ceiba - Kuri - Río Plátano Biosphere - Moskitia Adventure - Las Marias - Palacios
ITINERARY
Day 1: San Pedro Sula

Arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel. Free day. Optional visit to Copan archaeological site.

Day 2: La Ceiba - Palacios - Kuri

After breakfast, flight to Ceiba for your connecting flight to Palacios, located on the border of the Moskitia. Palacios is the meeting point between the indigenous and mestizo communities in Honduras. After arrival, we board a motorized canoe which locals call a "tuktuk". We cross the huge Ibans Lagoon before reaching the community of Playitas. Here we start our hike lasting approximately 1 hour to the Misquito village of Kuri. In the afternoon we have leisure time to enjoy the village's beautiful beach and to interact with the local community. Dinner and overnight in Kuri.

Day 3: Kuri - Las Marías / Río Plátano

After breakfast we board a boat that will take us from Kuri to the Pech community of Las Marías. We shall actually be going up counter currents along the banks of the Plátano River. Along the way we will observe the ecological change between the coastal vegetation formed mainly by mangroves and lagoons, and the tropical lowland rainforest. In the late afternoon we arrive in Las Marías. Typical dinner. Overnight in Las Marías.

Day 4: Las Marías - Río Plátano

After breakfast we leave by pipante, with our local guides. The pipantes are perfect for viewing the flora and fauna of the virgin tropical rainforest along the rivers edge. We are poled up the river against the current; we take a rest stop and a brief jungle hike before we arrive at the first set of petroglyphs. We return to Las Marías in the late afternoon. Overnight in Las Marías.

Day 5: Las Marías

We leave early in the morning for a day hiking into the tropical rainforest. The forest around Las Marías offers many hiking trails of different levels of difficulty. These trails will lead us through virgin forest, which is home to over 350 species of bird and also some large mammals, including white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, giant anteaters, white-tailed deer and white-lipped peccaries. We return to Las Marias in the late afternoon. Overnight in Las Marías.

Day 6: Las Marías

After breakfast we take a hike into the heart of the jungle, where we will observe the rich diversity of flora and fauna in the company of our guides, the Pech. After the hike, we will return to Las Marías, with leisure time to relax or to bathe in the river. Overnight Las Marías.

Day 7: Las Marías - Palacios

Early in the morning we say goodbye to our hosts the Pech and return to the Caribbean village of Kuri and on to Palacios. During the boat ride we will admire the exotic birds sighted along the way. Overnight in Palacios.

Day 8: Palacios - La Ceiba

We take the morning flight from Palacios to La Ceiba and on for your connecting flight to San Pedro Sulla.

WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
Our Price Includes:

  • 7 nights lodging with 6 nights in local camps with full board breakfast
    Flight tickets San Pedro Sulla – La Ceiba – Palacios – La Ceiba – San Pedro Sulla
    Transfers and entrance fees according to itinerary
    All safety equipment and Bilingual guide
    12% VAT and 4% Tourism tax.

Our price does not include: