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Two Worlds

12 days / 11 nights from San Pedro Sula to Utila
guaranteed and daily departures with 2 passengers only

Day 1: San Pedro Sula - Copán Ruinas
In the morning a Mesoamerica representative will be waiting for you at the hotel reception to transfer you to the direct service bus to Copán. During the 3-hour drive you will travel through beautiful countryside. In Copán, a hotel reservation will be made for. Your hotel is located at the centre of the small town, only a short walk from the direct bus terminal. The rest of the afternoon is left free to enjoy and explore the picturesque village of Copán. 2 overnights in Copán.

Day 2: Copán Ruinas
Today is left free to enjoy Copán. We suggest you to visit the archaeological park of Copán in the morning. This archaeological site of the Maya civilization was named part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1980 and was therewith the first World Heritage Site in Honduras. It consists of two main sites: the ruins and the sepulchres. The main group is especially known for the Hieroglyphic Stairway. The Sepulturas, located at about 2 km from the main group, was a residential and burial site of the Mayan nobles. After discovering Las Sepulturas in the afternoon, there is time to visit the many local handcraft stores.

Day 3: Copan Ruinas - San Pedro Sula - La Ceiba
After breakfast you take the direct first-class bus that takes you back to San Pedro Sula. At the bus terminal your guide meets you and together you continue the journey by bus to La Ceiba. This vibrant city, which was founded by Pech and Garifuna people under the shadow of a giant Ceiba tree, is located at the Honduran north coast. Upon arrival in the late afternoon, your guide takes you to your hotel. 1 overnight in La Ceiba.

Day 4: La Ceiba - Miskito Coast - Las Marías
Early in the morning you meet with your guide at the airport in La Ceiba to take your domestic flight (*) to the Miskito coast, the meeting point between the indigenous and mestizo communities. Upon arrival, we board a motorized canoe which locals call a "tuk-tuk". We navigate through Río Plátano to the Miskito / Pech community of Las Marías. The trip takes about 5-6 hours. On the way we observe the change of vegetation as we go deeper into the forests as well as various birds, of which 375 species have been identified. Lodging at a local family's guestroom. 4 overnights in Las Marias.

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Day 5-7: Las Marías / Río Plátano
During our stay, we enjoy many activities. For example, with the help of our local guides and pipantes, we navigate on the river to the petroglyphs, numerous mysterious rock carvings. The forest around Las Marías offers many hiking trails of different levels of difficulty. These trails lead us through virgin forest, that is home to over 350 species of birds and to many large mammal species, some being white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, giant anteaters, white tailed deer and white-lipped peccaries. We learn more about the flora and fauna, we take hikes into the heart of the jungle; observe the rich diversity of flora and fauna. Enjoy the company of your local guides, the Pech, and their diverse cultural heritage, relax or bathe in the river. Our meals and lodging are basic and at a local family's house.

Day 8: Las Marias - Miskito Coast
Early in the morning we say goodbye to our hosts the Pech and return to the Caribbean coast. During the boat ride we admire the exotic birds sighted along the way. Overnight on the Caribbean Miskito coast.

Day 9: Miskito Coast - La Ceiba - Utila
Once more getting up early, we board the morning flight (*) from the Moskitia to La Ceiba. In La Ceiba your private guide bids farewell, while you continue with another domestic flight (*) to Utila. Utila is the smallest of the Bay Islands and world famous for being one of the less expensive and safer dive destinations. Most of the island is uninhabited. These green spaces, composed of intricate mangrove forests, wetlands and savannas, have allowed to retain a unique flora and fauna. After a short walk you arrive at your hotel. 3 overnights on the island.

Day 10 & 11: Utila
Days left free to enjoy Utila with its funky island atmosphere and Caribbean charm. Utila offers a wonderful variety for adventurers, especially underwater. The reefs are packed with marine life and the corals are in pristine condition. The banks located north of Utila are frequently visited by the worlds biggest migratory fishes, the whale sharks. The best chance of seeing one is during March to May and August to October. Daily activities such as diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking or island exploring trips can be organized at an additional cost.

Day 12: Utila - San Pedro Sula
In the morning you are transferred to the airport in Utila for your flight (*) back to San Pedro Sula in time for your international departure flight.

 

Services Included
6 nights hotel lodging
5 nights lodging in local camps
Daily breakfast
Transfers according to itinerary
Mesoamerica Travel Guide day 3-9
Entrance fees and local guides
(*) Domestic flights not included
19% local taxes
Rates valid until 16.12.2017
Price Per Person
2 persons U$ 1626.-
3 persons U$ 1245-
4 persons U$ 1205.-


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