Wilderness Experience by four-wheel drive
5 days / 4 nights from/to San Pedro Sula
Day 3: Cusuco National Park - Cerro Azul Meambar National Park
We break camp after breakfast. Our journey continues through a scenic drive to the Lake Yojoa. The Lago de Yojoa is the only volcanic lake in Honduras and the largest reserve of fresh water available to the country. The Lake Yojoa Basin measures 43,600 hectares and was recognized as a Wetland of Worldwide Interest by the UN through the Ramsar Convention in 2005. 13 different types of wetlands and certain unique ecosystems have been identified within the region. About 800 species of plants grow in this protected area. With so many plant species, it is not surprising that more than 400 species of birds live in or near this area. We drive up to Cerro Azul Meambar where we spend the following 2 nights in the visitors' centre.
Day 4: Cerro Azul Meambar National Park
The core zone of the protected area Cerro Azul Meambar is located at about 1,800 m above sea level. The mountain peaks of this region are typically covered with clouds. These clouds are the product of the high altitude and the resulting cooler temperatures of the mountains. This builds a natural barrier for the hot and humid Caribbean air that is forced to climb the mountains. The air cools down and condenses. The result is clouds, fog and drizzle. The cloud forest at Cerro Azul Meambar National Park serves as a water reservoir that guarantees the constant water supply to the surroundings towns. We explore the different forest types of the national park. The existence of tropical, pine and cloud forests within a small area has led to a fascinating biodiversity and species richness. In the afternoon we hike to an idyllic waterfall where we take a refreshing bath.
Day 5: Cerro Azul Meambar National Park - San Pedro Sula
On our way back to San Pedro Sula we visit the Pulhapanzak waterfall and the archaeological park of Los Naranjos. Pulhapanzak has been an important ceremonial and cultural site for the early Maya. The fresh clear water invites us for a refreshing bath. Although scientists are not sure which indigenous community inhabited the region of Los Naranjos, they tend to believe that it were ancestors of the Lenca. In the afternoon we return to San Pedro Sula.
4 nights lodging in visitor centre
Daily breakfast and entrance fees
Mesoamérica bilingual guide
Transfers by 4x4 allroad vehicle
16% local taxes
Prices valid until 15.12.2013
Price Per Person
2 persons U$ 728.-
3 persons U$ 557.-
4 persons U$ 499.-
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