Mayan and Caribbean Spirit - Honduras & Guatemala
5 days / 4 nights from/to San Pedro Sula
guaranteed and daily departures with 2 passengers only
Day 1: San Pedro Sula - Copán Ruinas (Honduras)
In the morning, a Mesoamerica representative will be waiting for you at your hotel and transfer you to the direct service bus to Copán. On the 3-hours drive to Copán you travel through beautiful countryside. A hotel reservation will be made for you in Copán. After a short walk you arrive at your hotel, located in the centre of the small town. The rest of the afternoon is left free to enjoy and explore the picturesque village of Copán. 2 overnights in Copán Ruinas.
Day 2: Copán Ruinas
This morning you visit with your local guide the Archaeological Park of Copán, which is located a 30 minute walk from the village. Copán was the principal cultural centre of the Mayan empire. In its development of sculpture, astronomy, and hieroglyphic writing it was far ahead of other larger and more powerful Mayan cities. Today, the archaeological park of Copan covers a six-hectare wooded area along the edge of the Río Copán and consists of two main sites: the ruins and the sepulchres. Visiting the ruins, you learn about the amazing 63-step stairway with over 2,500 hieroglyphs and the masterfully carved Stelae. If you like, you can visit Las Sepulturas in the afternoon. This was a residental and burial site of the Mayan nobles.
Day 3: Copán Ruinas - Quirguá - Río Dulce (Guatemala)
Your private Mesoamerica Travel Guide welcomes you around 09:00 am at the hotel. Together you depart from Copán Ruinas towards the Guatemalan Caribbean. On the way we visit the archaeological site Quiriguá. This medium-sized site has been named UNESCO World Heritage in 1981 and is famous for an impressive series of stelae and sculpted calendars. One of the stelea is the tallest stone monument ever erected in the New World. We arrive at Río Dulce, an exceptionally rich ecological area, at mid afternoon. There is sufficient time to relax in the hotel, have a cold drink and enjoy the amazing view overlooking the river. 2 overnights in Río Dulce.
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Day 4: Río Dulce - Livingston - Río Dulce
This morning, the adventure will take place by boat through one of our more prestige natural beauties: Río Dulce. We visit Livingston, which is noted for its unusual mix of Garífuna, Afro-Caribbean, Maya and Ladino people and culture. As it hasn't been connected to Guatemala's road network so far, Livingston can only be reached by water. We discover this lovely village, before we return to Río Dulce in the afternoon.
Day 5: Río Dulce - Omoa - San Pedro Sula (Honduras)
We continue through the Guatemalan Caribbean driving through scenic landscapes and banana plantations. After crossing the border with Honduras at Corinto, we reach the next Caribbean beach village, which is Omoa. Omoa is one of the oldest towns in Honduras. We visit the historical San Fernando Fortress built by the Spaniards to protect the coastline and ships from attacks by British pirates. The fortress offers a magnificent view of the bay and the Merendón mountain range. In the late afternoon we arrive in San Pedro Sula where the tour ends. You may prolong your stay with one of the many extensions in Honduras.
This tour can be booked in the opposite direction without additional costs. You can also extend or shorten it or propose program changes. A great option is to extend the tour by one or two days including a visit to the impressive Mayan ruins of Tikal.
4 nights lodging including breakfast
Local Guide day 1-2
Mesoamerica Travel Guide day 3-5
Entrance fees & transfers according to itinerary
Rates valid until 15.12.2013
Price Per Person
2 persons U$ 889.-
3 persons U$ 734.-
4 persons U$ 717.-
5 persons U$ 672.-
6 persons U$ 639.-
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