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Ultimate Honduras Vacation

PRIVATE TOUR - 13 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $4826+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Kicking back and soaking in the sun on the lush beaches of Roatan
  • Relishing in the history of Puerto Escondido Cove, a former resting place for pirates of the high seas
  • Touring the ancient Maya Ruins of Copan, taking in the towering Hieroglyphic Stairways, expert stone masonry, manicured lawns and much more
  • Birdwatching at the Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, a paradise for bird lovers
  • Visiting one of the smallest Mayan cities at Quirigua, noted for its abundance of well-maintained statues and figurines
  • Relishing in the pristine rainforests, gushing streams and picturesque waterfalls of Omoa Bay during an adrenaline-packed treetop canopy tour
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Tour Overview

Yampu’s ultimate Honduras vacation features a visit to San Pedro de Sula and the ancient Maya Ruins of Copán. Here, take in the towering Hieroglyphic stairways and expert stone masonry, among other wondrous things. For more history, visit one of the smallest Mayan cities at Quirigua, which is renowned for its abundance of well-kept statues and figurines.

Enjoy the natural beauty Honduras has to offer with a treetop canopy tours that will get your heart racing as you relish the pristine rainforests, gushing streams, and picturesque waterfalls. Watch for beautiful birds at the Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, a blissful paradise for bird lovers.

Take an adventurous journey to Puerto Escondido Cove, a history-rich location that was once the resting place for pirates of the high seas. End your complete tour of Honduras in paradise with the sandy beaches and calm waters of Roatan with plenty of opportunity for swimming and snorkeling, or just kick back and soak in the sun.

 

Inclusions
Prices includes all domestic airfare, hotel accommodation with daily continental breakfast, guided tours in English, meals where specified, entrance fees, transportation between hotels, transfers between airport and hotel, naturalist guides and taxes. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.
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Pricing Details
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Double £$4826 £$5247 £$5706 N/A
Single £$9101 £$9947 £$10865 N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

San Pedro Sula

Upon arrival in San Pedro Sula, transfer to the hotel.

Upon arrival in San Pedro Sula, transfer to the hotel.

Day
2

Omoa Bay

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Starting early in the morning, it will take about one hour to get to the Omoa Bay, at the Caribbean Sea. Lovely forested mountains along the seashores of Omoa are part of the spectacular landscape. This lush tropical rain forest is the habitat of many wildlife animals. Part of this tour will be a short hike along a small river up to a beautiful waterfall, which drops into a natural pool that is perfect for swimming. Climbing a little bit higher, there will be a spectacular view of the Omoa Bay with the Merendon Mountain range The canopy tour is fun and an unforgettable adventure, which allows one to experience a pristine rainforest from a new and exciting perspective. Zip line from tree to tree, platform to platform, crossing the jungle by canopy. On the spacious and sturdy platforms, enjoy watching and taking photographs of the participants on the zip line as they arrive and take off.
Following this nature experience, be brought back into the Honduran past, with a visit to the Spanish Fortress of San Fernando de Omoa. Go back in time and experience when the buccaneers roamed the Caribbean Sea and attacked the Spanish center in the New World. This fortress was built by the Spaniards during the Colonial period throughout the most important ports to defend them. The fortress of Omoa is the most impressive of such constructions in Central America. In the early evening return to San Pedro Sula.
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3

Copan Ruins

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Transfer to Copan, the most artistic city of the Maya World. Enjoy a nice drive across the border through enchanting rural scenes and forested mountains to the Copan Ruins. A guide will give a tour of the main archaeological site, including the Acropolis, the Ball Court, the Hieroglyphic Stairway and the Great Plaza of the Stelas. One will also see 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. Lunch will be provided in the quaint colonial town of Copan Ruinas. There will be time for shopping and strolling around town before departure in the late afternoon. Overnight in Copan. ...read less

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4

Quirigua

Early this morning, have a meet and greet at the hotel in Copan and transfer to Quirigua with a bilingual guide. Quirigua is one of the smallest Mayan Cities, but one of the most notable due to its splendid series of monuments, declared a World Heritage Site, founded in the Late Pre-Classic era and flourished until the 10th century, when it was abandoned for unknown reasons. The archaeological site of Quirigua contains the largest stelae ever discovered in the Mayan world. It seems likely because of its sudden burst of mastery. Copan had been erecting monuments for 250 years before Quirigua, and both cities apparently ceased within five years of each other. In 738 AD Quirigua forces defeated the city of Copan and its ruler, XVIII Jog (18 Rabbit), and had him beheaded. In the afternoon, transfer back to Copan. Overnight in Copan. ...read less

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5

Tela- Lancetilla Gardens

Early wake-up call for transfer to Tela, Today, visit the Lancetilla Gardens. Established by the Tela Railroad Company as an experimental planting station, in this garden tropical plants from all around the world can be found, many of them bare exotic fruits, which have attracted a multitude of tropical birds that have made the park their home. Huge bamboo forests add a mystical atmosphere. Overnight in Tela.

Early wake-up call for transfer to Tela, Today, visit the Lancetilla Gardens. Established by the Tela Railroad Company as an experimental planting station, in this garden tropical plants from all around the world can be found, many of them bare exotic fruits, which have attracted a multitude of tropical birds that have made the park their home. Huge bamboo forests add a mystical atmosphere. Overnight in Tela.

Day
6

Jeannette Kawas National Park

Today, visit Jeannette Kawas National Park. It is a unique reserve with abundant bird life, which is divided into two basic areas, The Peninsula and the Lagoon of Los Micos. The Peninsula is home to a tropical rain forest, and is inhabited by various interesting animals, the most visible of which is the howler monkey.
Leave the hotel and board a motorboat which will head to the Jeannette Kawas National Park. En route, with some luck, possibly see some dolphins! Cross the Peninsula by feet during a 25-minute hike over flat land to arrive at the very secluded cove of Puerto Escondido, reputed to have been a pirate hang out, where one will aboard the boat back. Along the way there is the possibility to see different birds, or some of the noisy howler monkeys which inhabit the area. Lunch will be served at a pretty beach, before returning to Tela.
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7

Pico Bonito National Park –Zip Lining – La Ceiba

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Transfer to La Ceiba, ecotourism capital of Honduras. Today, visit the Pico Bonito National Park. Start with a 30-minute drive on the road to Cangrejal River, up to a specific point where the zip-line begins. At this stage, a professional guide provides us harnesses, helmet, and all necessary gear. After some basic explanation and practice with the security cable, the tour guide helps zip liners up the main cable on the first platform, then slide down right on top of the river.
Afterwards, hike for about 15 minutes to reach the second platform on top of a tree, from this point, enjoy a magnificent view of the tropical jungle. Fly through the forest sliding down from tree to tree hanging from the cables, until reaching the last one which crosses the river from side to side to get to the starting point. Here, rest for a while, relaxing and enjoying some snacks and soft drinks by the river. Later on, enjoy an optional refreshing swim in a natural pond surrounded by enormous rocks, prior to a late departure back to La Ceiba. Overnight in La Ceiba.
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8

Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge

Visit to the Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, a paradise for bird lovers because it holds 28 percent of all the bird species of the country. Also see white-face monkeys and howling monkeys, caimans and other species. With some luck, maybe even see some manatees or jaguars. Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in La Ceiba.

Visit to the Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, a paradise for bird lovers because it holds 28 percent of all the bird species of the country. Also see white-face monkeys and howling monkeys, caimans and other species. With some luck, maybe even see some manatees or jaguars. Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in La Ceiba.

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Day
9

Flight to Roatan

Transfer to the San Pedro Sula airport to take the flight to Roatan. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Transfer to the San Pedro Sula airport to take the flight to Roatan. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

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Day
10

Roatan

Day at leisure in Roatan.

Day at leisure in Roatan.

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11

Roatan

Day at leisure in Roatan.

Day at leisure in Roatan.

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12

Roatan

Day at leisure in Roatan.

Day at leisure in Roatan.

Day
13

Flight Home

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to San Pedro Sula and connect with a flight back home, or choose from optional add-ons in Honduras, extension to Guatemala or other Central American countries.

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to San Pedro Sula and connect with a flight back home, or choose from optional add-ons in Honduras, extension to Guatemala or other Central American countries.

San Pedro Sula, Cortés, Honduras

Copan Ruinas, Copan, Honduras

Carretera A Tela, La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras

Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras

Places You'll See

  • Copan-Ruinas-Honduras

    Copan Ruinas

    Over one thousand years ago, Copan Ruinas was once the center of Mayan civilization. Here, one can witness some of the greatest Pre-Colombian artwork that is offered including ancient hieroglyphics. Nearby are many options for wildlife lovers including a bird sanctuary, butterfly house, as well as horseback riding and zip lining.

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    Roatan

    Located 30 miles off the coast of Honduras, Roatan is the largest of the Honduras Bay Islands. The islands beautiful sandy beaches, reef diving, and deep sea fishing opportunities, and other aquatic activities make it a haven for those with a love of the water. Those who wish to stay dry can try out zip-lining, tour the Carambola botanical gardens, or explore the beaches by horseback. Indulge in Roatan’s traditional island food, and an endless supply of seafood. Roatan’s mild climate allows everyone to enjoy outdoor activities, whether it be swimming, exploring, or shopping, all year round.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

San Pedro Sula : San Pedro Sula Hotel: Gran Hotel Sula

San Pedro Sula : San Pedro Sula Hotel: Casa del Arbol Galerias

Copan Ruinas : La Casa Rosada

Copan Ruinas : Plaza Copan

Tela : Hotel Cesar Mariscos

La Ceiba : La Quinta

Roatan : Media Luna Resort

4 Star Properties

San Pedro Sula : San Pedro Sula hotel: Hilton Princess

Copan Ruinas : Marina Copan (standard)

Tela : Hotel Villas Telamar (jardin)

La Ceiba : Quinta Real

Roatan : Henry Morgan Resort

Roatan : Anthony’s Key

Roatan : Las Sirenas (All Inclusive)

5 Star Properties

San Pedro Sula : San Pedro Sula Hotel: Real Intercontinental

Copan Ruinas : Hacienda San Lucas

Tela : Hotel Villas Telamar

Roatan : Mayan Princess

Luxury Properties

La Ceiba : The Lodge at Pico Bonito

Testimonials

Cheryl

Traveled April, 2011

I loved Honduras

I loved Honduras, the people, the places, the food, and the wildlife. I never once felt unsafe. In fact I have felt more unsafe in places in Europe I have been than in Latin America. Of course there is crime in every country, you just have to know where not to go. I have used Yampu for 8 trips now and love them. They have great guides in all the countries, and these guides always have good tips on where to go if you end up doing things by yourself. Most of the main tourist places, such as Copan, have a lot of tourists around. The other good thing about Yampu, is if you don’t like the itineraries they have up, they will customize anything!!! Honduras was actually my favorite place in Central America I have been (I have only not been to El Salvador), so definitely give it a chance and go!

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Greg B., United Kingdom

Traveled February, 2013

When a problem was encountered, Yampu worked with local tour operators to sort out the issue very quickly

After working with Yampu to provide me with my second holiday to the America’s, I am delighted to say it has been another success. We have now travelled to Peru, Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras with routes dictated by my needs to see sites that may not be on other people standard routes. Yampu have twice worked with local providers to make my unique routes possible. When a problem was encountered, Yampu worked with local tour operators to sort out the issue very quickly. I am already thinking ahead to my next trip with Yampu.

Frank

Traveled February, 2010

Thank you very much for organizing a most successful overland trip through central-america.

I returned home safe and sound on Sunday. Thank you very much for organizing a most successful overland trip through central-america. I am thinking seriously about a third overland trip through south-america in the next year or so. Thank you again for arranging a very successful and most enjoyable itinerary. I will contact you again in the next couple of months about similar trips through south-america and the Caribbean.

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