North Coast + Copan 7 days
Beach, Nature and Maya
- 7 Days
- 1 Stars
- Cultural Tours
Beach, Nature and Maya
Arrival at San Pedro Sula, transfer to the colonial city of Copan, about 3h30 ride. Located close to the Guatemalan border, Copán is the main highlight of our cultural offering with the most elaborate high relief sculptures in the Mayan World and two world-class archaeological museums. The time-tested skills of Mayan ancestors still exist today with specially honed skills for working with wood, leather and stone carving. The city of Copán has narrow streets, along with the brightly colored buildings and a friendly intimacy that creates a warm and inviting tourism center. The site of Copán itself, is the most studied archaeological site in the Maya world, through the city and the site you can truly understand the balance of life of the Maya ancestors and how they have influenced life in the country today. Read more
Breakfast. Tour to the mystical Mayan ruins and Sculpture Museum, where you will be able to witness the ancient Mayan culture. The ruined citadel and imposing public squares reveal the three main stages of development before the city was abandoned in the early 10th century. Copán with its temples, plazas and terraces, comprises a type of architectural complex among the most characteristic of the Mayan civilization. The lengthy inscription on the Hieroglyphic Stairway Plaza is of considerable historical significance. In the afternoon, experience The Tea and Chocolate Place at Copan! - The Tea & Chocolate Place is strictly not a restaurant- it is a place to learn about the tea and chocolate drinking culture in Honduras. You get some te tasting experience, made from the noni plant. The tea is served piping hot with a bit of lime and honey - noni has many health benefits like anti-oxidants and anti-bacterial properties. Also, the opportunity to get to know the Mayan Culture and buy some nice organic dark chocolate products - Drinking chocolate dates back centuries to the Mayan civilization. Today, the Tea & Chocolate Place serves its drinking chocolate much like the Mayans would have enjoyed back in the day. Read more
Breakfast. Transfer to the Caribbean city of Tela. A little slice of heaven on the north shore, is more than the sleepy town often described. This is where to go on the Honduras Caribbean coast if you want to relax and be near/on the beach and swim in the sea. About 1h30 hour ride. Tela is located half way between the cities of San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba. Originally the headquarters for the United Fruit Company in Honduras, Tela has a largest concentration of Garifuna villages in the World! The villages of Triunfo de La Cruz, Tornabe, San Juan and Miami are only some of the many Garifuna communities around the lovely Bay of Tela. Some of the best beaches in Honduras are found in Tela. On the way visit to Lake Yojoa. This lake is approximately 680 masl, and is surrounded by great mountains that reach heights of more than 2,600 meters. Some of these mountains are cataloged as national parks of the Republic of Honduras. Among them are the Blue Meambar National Park on the south shore of the lake and Santa Barbara to the north. El Lago has a length of 16 km and a width of 6 km, is located between the departments of Comayagua, Cortés and Santa Bárbara. Lake Yojoa is located about 157 kilometers from Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras and 84 kilometers from San Pedro Sula, the industrial capital of Honduras. This surrounding area has a rich biodiversity; More than 400 species of birds and about 800 plants have been identified in the region. 54 species of mammals, 31 species of amphibians, 72 species of reptiles, 29 species of freshwater fish and countless insects. Also, visit the wondrous Pulhapanzak Waterfalls. A visit to the 43-meter waterfall of Rio Lindo, and its cultural importance of the prehistoric settlement traces found in its surroundings makes it a must-see destination in Honduras. The trails go very near to the Pulhapanzak waterfall, you will get into the waterfall and behind the falling water. Read more
Breakfast. Departure at 8:00 a.m. from Tela to Punta Sal, it is a 45-minute boat ride. Jeannette Kawas National Park (also known as Punta Sal) accessible only by water is a great opportunity to enjoy an unspoiled beach, snorkeling, hiking, wildlife and a delicious local style lunch. Offering you the very best of both coastal marine and tropical forest ecosystems, Punta Sal is an excursion of diversity. Traversing the peninsula on foot – through mangrove and tropical forest, you will have an hour to walk around the National Park, with the opportunity to see monkeys, spiders, and butterflies. Following a time of snorkeling in the turquoise waters of a coral reef, you will kick back and relax in true Caribbean-style on the beach of Cocalito, enjoying a typical Garifuna lunch. The length of the tour is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Relaxing is guaranteed. Read more
Breakfast. Transfer to La Ceiba for Pico Bonito tour. Following the Rio Zacate trail, we’ll have a beautiful view of the Caribbean Coast, reaching the Zacate Waterfall. Hiking along the ‘Cordillera Gracias a Dios’, which has its highest peak called Pico Bonito, which will leave you breathless, this National Park has made Honduras famous. Optional Rafting at Rio Cangrejal exciting trip along the turbulent Class III & IV rapids of Cangrejal river. Departing from La Ceiba we head upriver to our rafting put in, while accessing to the unique and amazing set up of this side of Pico Bonito Park that will be our background during the two hours and a half that this unforgettable journey lasts. Read more
Breakfast. Transfer to Sambo Creek. Launching off by boat from Sambo Creek, a one-hour trip to the virgin white beaches of Cayos Cochinos will leave you amused as you look back at the mainland with the ‘Cordillera Gracias a Dios’ towering in the distance. Coral reefs and pristine sandy beaches make up this archipelago of 13 keys– a “must see” in the Honduran North Coast. You will enjoy a tour of the islands, and you will have time for snorkeling while taking the sun in the incredible tranquillity of this Marine Biological reserve. Back to hotel around 3 pm. Read more
Breakfast. Transfer to San Pedro Sula airport for international flight home.
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