Natural North Coast
7 days / 6 nights from San Pedro Sula to La Ceiba
ay 4: Cuero y Salado Wildlife Reserve
Early in the morning we transfer to La Unión. Here we change our vehicle for a railway car (unless mostly motorized, there are some man powered "burras" or "donkeys" left) to the Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Centre. Then we board a boat, which transports us into the tropical forest, through the various canals, estuaries and mangrove-bordered lagoons of the Salado River as we watch the wildlife. The wetlands and coastline at Cuero y Salado are filled with plant and animal life endangered elsewhere in Honduras. The establishment of the wildlife reserve supported especially the manatee population. Protection measures helped to minimize the hunt of this rare animal. We return to La Ceiba in the afternoon.
Day 5: Pico Bonito National Park
With your guide you drive to the nearby Pico Bonito National Park. Just a few kilometres behind La Ceiba loom the impressive mountains of this national park nearly 2,500 m high. Different trails are prepared to satisfy hikers, but only special and well-equipped expeditions have a chance to reach the Pico Bonito peak. The slopes are dangerous, and the time required for that is about seven days. We go hiking in the lower areas of the park that are covered with dense tropical rainforest and discover the species-rich flora and fauna. Later refresh yourself at one of the numerous waterfalls. In the afternoon we return to La Ceiba.
Day 6: La Ceiba - Río Cangrejal
Today we go River Rafting on the Río Cangrejal class 2 - 3 or 4 rapids. Forming part of the eastern boundary of the Pico Bonito National park, the Río Cangrejal tumbles off the flanks of the jungle-covered mountains through a narrow boulder-strewn valley before reaching the Caribbean at La Ceiba. With lots of drops, waterfalls, and narrow passages, Río Cangrejal is home to some of the best whitewater in Central America. Before the whitewater adventure starts, you receive rafting instruction from the experienced and highly trained guide. We enjoy the beauty of the landscape and return to La Ceiba in the afternoon.
Day 7: La Ceiba - San Pedro Sula / Bay Islands
You are transferred to the La Ceiba - San Pedro Sula direct bus terminal or to the La Ceiba airport to return to San Pedro Sula. Alternatively we recommend an extension of your tour on one of the beautiful Bay Islands. From La Ceiba you reach these Caribbean islands by ferry or with a short flight.
6 nights lodging including breakfast
Mesoamerica Travel Guide day 1-3
Local bilingual guide day 4-6
Transfers & entrance fees according to itinerary
Rates valid until 15.12.2013
16% local taxes
Price Per Person
2 persons U$ 998.-
3 persons U$ 855.-
4 persons U$ 855.-
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