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Mayan Ruins, Copan, Honduras

Highlights of Honduras

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Duration

12 Days

Prices Start from

$3,175 ex. flights

Our classic adventures through Honduras incorporate the highlights of the Central American country on the Caribbean Sea – from discovering archaeological ruins and trail hiking to white water rafting and flying to tropical islands. With its wonderful mix of culture, wildlife and history, we can curate a fully-tailored trip bursting with extraordinary experiences for intrepid travellers.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Scarlet Macaw, Copan Mayan Ruins, Honduras 1

Maya Site of Copan

Explore Copan, learning about ancient cultures and see hieroglyphic stairways.

Camp Bay Beach, Roatan Island, Honduras 2

Coastal Hideaway

Experience vast ruins and exotic reef coastlines, staying in unique properties hand-picked for you.

Pico Bonito National Park 3

Tropical Forests

Explore tropical cloud forests, waterfalls and mountains at Pico Bonito National Park.

Coral Reef, Coast of Roatan, Honduras 4

Coral Reef R&R

Go snorkelling and diving on the paradisiacal Roatan Island in the world’s second largest coral reef.

Why we like it

Suited to both outdoor enthusiasts with a penchant for the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea and intrepid travellers keen to explore a country that is relatively little-visited, Honduras is an adventure-filled tropical playground. Both in the company of expert private guides and independently, travel from ancient Maya ruins nestled within dense jungles to secluded waterfall pools strung with exhilarating zip lines. Featuring a sprinkling of short internal flights and a careful balance of pristine wilderness with rejuvenating island retreats, this journey traverses the extremes of Honduras’s landscapes.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

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Keys:
Internal Flight
  • Day 1
    San Pedro Sula
  • Day 2
    San Pedro Sula - Copan
  • Days 3-4
    Copan
  • Day 5
    Copan - San Pedro Sula - La Ceiba - Pico Bonito National Park
  • Days 6-7
    Pico Bonito National Park
  • Day 8
    Pico Bonito National Park - La Ceiba - Roatan Island
  • Days 9-11
    Roatan Island
  • Day 12
    Roatan Island - San Pedro Sula
Streets of Copan, Honduras
Streets of Copan, Honduras

Wander Cobblestone Streets

Meander the streets of the the delightful colonial town of Copan, where white-washed and colourfully painted dwellings line the antiquated cobblestone roads. Staying in one of the towns terracotta-roofed converted houses, spend time perusing local cafes, little eateries and souvenir shops of a place that has retained its charm and authenticity. Bordered by untapped countryside, working ranches and acres of small holdings, this little town is the launchpad to adventures in Honduras.

Copan, Honduras
Copan, Honduras

Explore Ancient Maya Ruins

Despite sitting in the shadow of towering Maya metropolises such as Chichen Itza in Mexico, Tikal in Guatemala and Xunantunich in Belize, Honduras is home to some of the most exciting archaeological discoveries of the last century. In the company of an expert local guide or archaeologist, travel to the remote ruins of Copan, widely considered to be amongst the continent’s most spectacular Maya cities. Once forming part of the three largest and most lavish cultural centres of the New World, it is said to hold some of the most beautiful pre-Columbian art in the Americas. Nestled in the clutches of the forest, the architectural treasures of this glorious city are surrounded by colourful scarlet macaws and ancient tunnels.

Highland Coffee Plantations, Santa Barbara National Park, Honduras
Highland Coffee Plantations, Santa Barbara National Park, Honduras

Horseback & Hot Springs

Journey to the mountains of western Honduras to visit a highlands coffee, cardamom and cacao farm. In the company of the farm owner, saddle up to ride across the remote countryside of the Copan Valley on horseback. A mix of Andalusian and Paso, the horses are all at once gentle and strong. Sample organic beans and fruits, learn about cattle from professional ranchers and finish with a hearty Honduran home-cooked lunch in the farmhouse with lashings of coffee. End the day with a dip in the magical and natural Luna Jaguar hot springs to ease off any stiff muscles before heading back to the town or retiring to the farmhouse for a tranquil sleep in the country.

Roatan Island, Honduras
Roatan Island, Honduras

Pico Bonito & Roatan Island

In the company of an expert guide, travel to Pico Bonito National Park to kayak on mountain tributaries, head out on 4×4 adventures or stop at small villages to visit with the locals. Filled with bountiful populations of armadillos, howlers, white tail deer and elusive jaguars, this place is a little-known wildlife lovers’ dream. For those hooked on adrenaline, journey to the place where three small rivers merge to form the mighty Cangrejal River and take in views of one of the most breathtaking valleys in Honduras while hurtling downstream on a white water raft. On spectacular Roatan Island, a short flight from the mainland, lounge on the white-sand, snorkel the second largest coral reef in the world or swim with dolphins.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

La Casa Rosada £££££

  • Honduras
  • B&B, Motel and Guesthouse

La Casa Rosada is located in Copan Ruinas, just two blocks from central park and less than a mile from the magnificent archaeological site, where the legacy of the Maya can be found. La Casa Rosada is a Spanish colonial-style inn, decorated with antiques and local fine art. This hotel has five nicely decorated rooms. Every room has a private bath with a steam shower, television, CD/DVD player, telephone, and air conditioning.

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Hacienda San Lucas £££££

  • Honduras

Nestled in the hills above the tranquil Cop¡n Valley, Hacienda San Lucas is a 100-year old family-owned retreat uniquely situated directly above the world-renowned Maya ruins of Cop¡n. There is a wide assortment of cultural and natural attractions nearby, including museums, nature parks, coffee plantations, hot springs, and exciting hikes. Hacienda San Lucas reflects the gentle charms of the picturesque town of Copan Ruina, where many are content to sit and simply enjoy watching the townsfolk pass by, and listening to the local musicians.

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Marina Copan Hotel £££££

  • Honduras
  • B&B, Motel and Guesthouse

Located in the heart of the tranquil town of Copan Ruinas, the Marina Copan Hotel overlooks the attractive central square. This was the first hotel to be built in the area and was constructed on the site of a former colonial home. Over the years, the hotel has played host to generations of Maya enthusiasts. The 40 charming rooms are decorated in a graceful colonial style. There is a pool, an international restaurant and a bar that regularly hosts live marimba music.

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Palmetto Bay Plantation £££££

  • Honduras
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Located on Roatan’s North Shore, near the village of Craw Fish Rock, the 120 acres of Palmetto Bay Plantation overlooks the crystal clear waters that are home to the world’s second-largest coral reef. The private white sandy beach directly in front of the property is a great starting point for walks along the coast. The villas are reminiscent of traditional Balinese structures and are designed to complement the resort’s commitment to sustaining the natural environment of the island in the most unobtrusive way possible.

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Omega Jungle Lodge £££££

  • Honduras
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Omega Lodge is located between the stunning Honduran National Parks of Pico Bonito and Nombre de Dios. The rich and well established tropical gardens contain a wide range of plants. You can choose to stay in either the guesthouse or one of the Jungle Cabanas. Networks of walking trails run directly into the forest from the lodge. This is a fantastic spot for birdwatchers. National dishes are served and there are a variety of land and river-based trips available, including horse riding, kayaking, rafting and a unique opportunity to witness the natural beauty of the Mosquito Coast.

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Wow! We were blown away by the variety in Honduras, especially the crystal-clear waters and coral reefs. Thank you to John for planning all the details of this trip.

Destination: Honduras
Travel Expert: John

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