Your adventure begins with a short one-hour plane ride from La Ceiba directly into the impressive Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, the largest tract of rainforest north of the Amazon, declared a World Heritage Site. The Reserve is a massive, road less natural area connected by waterways and traveled by locals and visitors alike in motorized dugout canoes or “pipantes”. In addition to some of Central America’s richest biodiversity, La Moskitia is also home to four distinct indigenous groups, each with their own unique culture, language, and traditions.
In Brus Laguna you will board a pipante for a 45-minute boat ride that will take you through a series of small creeks and lagoons, and into the heart of the Great Pine Savannah. The expansive savannah ecosystem Is a beautiful and mesmerizing landscape, here you will spend your first night in La Moskitia. The Yamari Savannah Cabañas sit on the shore of a small translucent river and off er great swimming holes, cool breezes, and some of the best bird watching in the region. Following a relaxing afternoon and a hearty dinner, you will get back in your pipante after dark to glide through some of the larger canals in search of caiman and crocodiles, a sky full of stars looming overhead. Visiting their dens along the river bank and using spotting lights, you will look for the red reflection of their eyes as they quietly rise to the water’s surface.