08 DAYS / 07 NIGHTS
FROM COPAN RUINAS
Meet and greet at the Copan Airport or the Guatemala border and transfer to Copan Ruinas. Overnight at Hotel Marina Copan. • Meals included: None.
After breakfast transfer to the Archaeological Site; upon arrival to the Ruins, bilingual guided tour of the Main Archaeological Site.
The tour includes the Acropolis, the Ball Court, the Hieroglyphic Stairway and the Great Plaza of the Stelas; as well as the Museum of Mayan Sculpture, acclaimed by experts as unique in the Mayan World. A masterpiece within the museum is the exact size replica of the famed Rosalila Temple, discovered in 1989.
In the afternoon, horseback riding tour to Hacienda San Lucas, guided by an authentic native cowboy, starting at your hotel you will ride heading South, and crossing the Copán River you will continue to a small but interesting Archaeological Site called Los Sapos (the toads). It is a common belief that the Mayan women used this place to come to give birth to their children.
Overnight at Hotel Marina Copan. • Meals included: Breakfast.
After breakfast visit the Macaw Mountain Bird Park; The Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve is an innovative tropical bird reserve in Copán Ruinas that cares for rescued and endangered birds of the American tropics. It offers a first class experience in an unspoiled part of the world. Here you learn about and interact with the intelligent, colorful birds of Central America, only about 2 kilometers away from Copán. The birds here were rescued or donated by individuals concerned for their condition or unable to care for them in the long–term. The birds provide visitors a nearly complete reference of the parrots and toucans found in Honduras as well as the chance to interact directly with the birds. After the tour transfer to Luna Jaguar Hot Springs; Located 45 minutes North of Copán, this ‘Maya theme’ venue, with natural streams of hot and cold water, has 13 strategic spots along the trails aiming to replicate the Maya rulers and elite health–rituals performed in ancient times, within a perfectly blended natural environment. Overnight at Hotel Marina Copan. • Meals included: Breakfast.
After breakfast transfer to Finca Santa Isabel to do the Copan Coffee tour and Nature hike; your tour begins high in the mountains, at the plant nursery where young plants are nurtured until they are ready to become a part of the Finca. From here you will wander down the well groomed trails that meander through the lush, green foliage of the rainforest canopy. You will be awestruck by the breathtaking beauty of the tropical rainforest and be able to observe the abundant bird and butterfly populations. We will show you the growing, harvesting, and processing from bean to cup. After lunch transfer to Gracias visiting Santa Rosa de Copan Town. Continue your trip to Gracias and check in at your hotel. After, visit Termas del Rio Hot Springs; here you will find pleasant pools with running water with diverse temperatures. Overnight at Gracias. • Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.
After breakfast At 16 km/10 mi from Gracias, in the department of Lempira, La Campa awaits you on the slope of a hill protected by a line of pine-covered boulders. Thanks to them, the weather tends to be cold. La Campa is famous for the ceramic products produced here. You can find ceramic clay skillets, pots and pans all manufactured here. Also you can find the Church of St. Matthias, an impressive work of art, very well preserved, decorated with floral and religious motifs from colonial times. Afternoon transfer to La Esperanza Town; La Esperanza. La Esperanza is located about 1,600 meters over the sea level. Due to this altitude the climate is very cool, thus making it the ideal place for growing vegetables and fruits. La Esperanza is one of the few places in Honduras where the culture of the Lencas is still alive. Overnight at La Esperanza. • Meals included: Breakfast.
After breakfast transfer toTela, en-route visit Pullhapanzak waterfalls at Lake Yojoa; World famous for its black bass fishing, Lake Yojoa offers a unique scenery, a cool climate for a refreshing change from the hot lowlands of the north coast. Lake Yojoa boasts some of the best bird watching opportunities in the country. The lake is surrounded by two National Parks with a cloud forest habitat, Cerro Azul Meámbar on the southern shore and Santa Barbara on the northern side. Stop at the beautiful Pullapanzak Waterfalls, located a short 30 minutes ride from the lake. You will have time for swimming and bird watching. Overnight at Tela. • Meals included: Breakfast.
After breakfast tour to Jeannette Kawas National Park; formerly known as Punta Sal, is a fantastic park accessible only by water. It is a unique reserve with abundant bird life, which is divided into two basic areas: The Península and the Lagoon of Los Micos. The Península is home to a tropical rain forest, and is inhabited by various interesting animals, the most visible of which is the howler monkey. Overnight at Tela. • Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.
After breakfast transfer to San Pedro Sula airport to take your extension to Roatan Island or your internatnional flight back home. • Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.
All land transportation mentioned in the itinerary Excursions mentioned including entrance fees.
Professional bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
03 night accommodation in Copan Ruinas. Hotel Marina Copan
01 night accommodation in Gracias. Hotel Posada de Don Juan
01 night accommodation in La Esperanza. Hotel Posada Papa Chepe
02 night accommodation in Tela. Indura Resort
- Yojoa Lake
- Valle de Angeles
- Santa Lucia
- Casa de la Cultura
- Bosque Enano
- Cigar Factory
- El Puente
- Copan Coffee Tour
- Archaeological Site of Copán
- Sculpture Museum
- Las Sepulturas
- Horseback Riding
- Butterfly Farm
- Macaw Mountain Bird Park
- Jeannette Kawas National Park
- The Lodge at Pico Bonito
- Butterfly Farm
- Snake House