Mayan and Caribbean Spirit - Honduras & Guatemala
7 days / 6 nights from/to San Pedro Sula
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. During the 3-hours boat drive we pass the Chocon Machacas Biotope, which is a refugee for the rare manatees. The small village of Livingston is located at the Guatemalan Caribbean coast and famous for its exclusive mixture of cultures such as Garifuna, Afro-Caribbean, Maya and Ladino. As Livingston hasn't been connected to Guatemala's road network so far, it can only be reached by water. After an interesting excursion we return to our hotel in the afternoon, where you can relax at the pool or enjoy the view onto the river.
Day 5: Río Dulce - Omoa - Tela (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. We proceed to Tela located at Honduras' Caribbean coast. Enjoy the Caribbean flair relaxing in a hammock among the shades of a coconut palm. The typical seafood prepared according to local recipes gets you in the mood for a delicious dinner. 2 overnights in Tela.
Day 6: Tela
Today is left free to enjoy the atmosphere of Tela and its sandy beaches. Tela is famous for its history as a banana emporium. Since the late 19th century Honduras' economy was based on the cultivation and production of bananas. In 1914 Tela became an important port as headquarters of the Tela Railroad Company, a subsidiary of the United Fruit Company. After the Tela Railroad Company had left, tourism became more and more the economic engine of the town. Nowadays Tela is famous for its beaches and the beauty of its protected areas. Among Tela's protected areas are Punta Sal and Punta Izopo National Park, the Botanical Garden Lancetilla and Texiguat Wildlife Refuge. Optional activities can be organized.
Day 7: Tela - San Pedro Sula
At your convenient time we return to San Pedro Sula. End of the program or extension of your stay with another of our itineraries.
* This tour can be extended or shortened. You can also propose program changes. A great option to extend the tour by one or two days is a visit to the impressive Mayan ruins of Tikal.
* We suggest an extension stay on the Bay Islands or at the beautiful Pico Bonito Lodge. This tour can also be combined with one of our Honduras itineraries. Don't hesitate to ask for the different options.
6 nights lodging including breakfast
Mesoamerica Travel Assistance Day 1
Local Guide Day 2
Mesoamerica Travel Guide Day 3-5
Entrance fees & transfers according to itinerary
Rates valid until 15.12.2014
Price Per Person
2 persons U$ 1048.-
3 persons U$ 818.-
4 persons U$ 794.-
5 persons U$ 746.-
6 persons U$ 698.-
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