Mayas and Playas
7 days / 6 nights from/to San Pedro Sula
Day 4: Copán Ruinas - San Pedro Sula - Lancetilla - Tela
After breakfast you take the direct bus back to San Pedro Sula, where your guide meets you. Together you transfer to Tela, a small port at the Caribbean coast. En route we visit one of the worldwide largest Botanical Gardens. The Park of Lancetilla offers an incomparable blaze of colours and shapes of agricultural crops and ornamental plants. Due to its diversity of plants, Lancetilla is home or temporal host for more than 300 bird species, among them parrots, toucans, humming-birds, kingfishers and many more. The United Fruit Company founded these gardens more than 80 years ago as an experimental botanical site. Admire the long rows of majestic royal palms, the orchid garden and the natural reserve with a beautiful 1,200 hectares of virgin tropical rainforest that make up this wonderful natural area. 3 overnights in Tela.
Day 5: Punta Sal National Park
In the early morning we leave by boat to explore the impressive rock formations of Punta Sal. Law protects some 800 km² composed of tropical rainforest, mangrove swamps, coastal wetlands, lagoons, rivers, canals, rocky and sand coast lines and a reef just offshore that is part of the second largest reef in the world. We visit the sheltered little bays, well hidden among the rocks, with palm fringed beaches and blue lagoons. We take a brief forest hike and relax on the beach or swim and snorkel in the crystal clear water. Explore the interesting marine life of the world's second largest coral reef, which comes close to the shore at Punta Sal. In the afternoon we return to Tela. There is time to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in Tela and its sandy beaches.
Day 6: Tela
Today is left free to soak up the atmosphere of Tela and to relax in the sun, sand and sea. Extra activities can be organized at an additional price. 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. Nowadays Tela is famous for its beaches and the beauty of its protected areas. Furthermore it has an enormous wealth, represented in the Garifuna people. Their language, dance and music are part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Among Tela's protected areas are not only Punta Sal and Lancetilla, but also Punta Izopo National Park and Texiguat Wildlife Refuge.
Day 7: Tela - San Pedro Sula / La Ceiba
At your convenient time you are transferred back to San Pedro Sula for your international departing flight. You may also chose a free transport to La Ceiba airport or the ferry station in order to extend your stay on the Bay Islands. 50 km in front of the Atlantic coast of Honduras these Caribbean islands are situated amidst the second largest coral reef worldwide. The diving or snorkel adventure starts just beneath the water surface of the calm crystal clear sea. On dreamlike white beaches you will be treated with pure recreation and relaxation.
6 nights lodging including breakfast
Mesoamérica bilingual guide Day 1 & 4
Mesoamérica travel assistance Day 2
Local, bilingual guide day 5
Transfers & entrance fees according to itinerary
Direct bus ticket San Pedro Sula - Copán - San Pedro Sula
16% local taxes
Prices valid until 15.12.2013
Price Per Person
2 persons U$ 750.-
3 persons U$ 610.-
4 persons U$ 622.-
Wholesalers and Retailers please ask for special conditions.