La Ceiba Rainforest Enchantment
04 DAYS / 03 NIGHTS
FROM SAN PEDRO SULA OR LA CEIBA
Meet and greet at San Pedro Sula or Roatan Airport, assistance in boarding domestic flight to La Ceiba. Transfer in La Ceiba Airport – Hotel. Overnight in The Lodge at Pico Bonito • Meals included: Dinner
Tour to Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras’ largest and most beautiful national park with over 100,000 hectares of virgin rainforest and cloud forest. Seven different ecosystems exist within its borders. The Park is home to over 400 species of birds as well as jaguars, tapirs, deer, puma, white-faced and spider monkeys. Abundant mountain rivers and streams provide wonderful opportunities for a swim in deep crystal clear natural pools and under small waterfalls. It is possible to visit virgin rainforest and crystal clear swimming holes with as little as 15 minutes of walking while for the more adventurous, several half-day hiking options deeper into the national park are available. The Lodge at Pico Bonito is actively involved in the protection of this natural wonder. Afternoon visit to the Lodge’s Butterfly Farm & Serpentarium: which breeds numerous species of colorful tropical butterflies for export to collectors and butterfly houses around the world. Your tour will take you through the nurseries, larvae house, and adult enclosure for a complete understanding of the ecology and breeding of these colourful creatures. You will surely want to spend extra time in the large enclosure, the “Butterfl y House”, where the adult butterfl ies will paint a virtual rainbow of colours around you as you take in their beauty. The Serpentarium, located a few minutes from the Butterfl y Farm, is a great place to see and learn about Honduras’ diverse snake fauna. Here you will be able to safely see some of Honduras’ most beautiful and most dangerous snakes. The pleasant and short walk from the Lodge to the Butterfly Farm and Serpentarium takes you through areas of cacao trees, plantain (a relative of bananas), and orange trees. Overnight in The Lodge at Pico Bonito • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast, tour of your choice between: A) Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge: Famous for its abundant wildlife and birding opportunities. Your trip into the refuge starts on a narrow gauge rail car that takes you to the river’s edge. From here motorized skiffs are available for guided tours through the complex of estuaries and mangrove forests where one can expect to see howler and white-faced monkeys, iguanas, alligators, dozens of species of birds, and – with a little luck- manatees. After the boat tour, wander down to the white sand beach where the rivers meet the sea for a swim and a fresh fruit snack, or B) Cangrejal River White– Water Rafting: One of Central America’s most accessible and beautiful rivers. Flowing from the depths of the cloud forests of the Pico Bonito National Park down to the Caribbean Ocean, the 20 mile river has become known as a world class white-water destination in recent years. With rapids ranging in difficulty from class II to class V, the Cangrejal River offers something for everyone from the first time raft er to experienced kayak enthusiasts. Generally the river runs highest from September to February, but is runnable almost all year. Breaks in the white water action are taken for a brief excursion into the rainforest, lunch by the riverside, and the opportunity to swim and play on the large rocks by the river’s edge. Overnight in The Lodge at Pico Bonito • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Breakfast. Morning to relax. Departure to La Ceiba Airport to board domestic flight LCE– SAP or LCE–RTB and connect to your international departure flight or combine with a Copan or Roatan Extension. • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
All land transfers in private A/C units according to itinerary, Entrance fees and excursions with bilingual guide Spanish/ English, 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, & 3 Dinners, 3 nights’ accommodation in Th e Lodge at Pico Bonito in La Ceiba, visit to Butterfl y Farm & Serpentarium, Tour to Pico Bonito National Park, Your choice of tour to: A) Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge or B) Cangrejal River White–Water Raft ing.
- National parks
- Butterfly farm
- Wildlife refuge
- Cangrejal River
- White-water rafting