This holiday encompasses the most popular highlights found in this often overlooked Central American country packed with culture, wildlife and beautiful Caribbean islands.
Begin your holiday in the delightful colonial town of Copan, where white washed and painted colonial houses line the cobbled streets. Small converted houses with terracotta roofs offer wonderful lodging. Cafes, little eateries & souvenir shops are two a penny. There is no doubt this is a popular stop for backpackers and tourists alike, but the town has retained its charm and authenticity. However, step out into the hills above and discover the untapped countryside with working ranches and acres of small holdings.
Just outside the town of Copan is the famous Mayan site of Copan. The lack of scale that can be found at sites such as Tikal in Guatemala, does impinge on the impressive preservation and sheer detail of this archaeological site. Some of the largest Stelae on display can be found here and Copan is home to some of the most exciting archaeological discoveries of the last century.
Spend time in Pico Bonito National Park for trail hiking, wildlife encounters and some of the best kayaking and white water rafting in the area. Finally head to the coast and by small plane visit the Bay Islands, for a few days R&R on white sands alongside tropical waters and some of the world’s best diving.
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Fly London to Miami
The City of Miami known as the 'Magic City' is located in Southeast Florida and is home to a wide variety of cultures with a buzzing nightlife, a stunning beach and some world class shopping it is a great city to spend a night or two at the start or end of your travels.
You will be staying at Miami International Airport Hotel, Bed & Breakfast
Fly Miami to San Pedro Sula
You will be staying at Intercontinental, San Pedro Sula, Bed & Breakfast
Drive from San Pedro Sula to Copan
Sitting in a fertile river valley, Copán is considered by many archaeologists to be one of the most spectacular Maya cities. The city was once formed part of the three largest and most lavish cultural centres of the New World; it is said to have some of the most beautiful pre-Columbian art in the Americas.Packed with examples of Maya architecture and of huge archaeological significance, this ruined city is a UNESO World Heritage Site. The modern town of Copán Ruinas lies close to the ancient ruins and, despite its tourist appeal, retains a peaceful colonial vibe.
You will be staying at La Casa Rosada, Bed & Breakfast
Full Day Tour of CopanCopán remained engulfed in jungle until the 1930s, when the Carnegie Institute finally organised for the ruins to be liberated from the forest's clutches. Excavations and reconstruction have continued since then, finally exposing this glorious city's hidden architectural treasures.Spend the day exploring Copán and examining the city's sites, accompanied by the colourful scarlet macaws that call the ruins their home. See the famous intricately-carved stelae, a stunning reconstructed hieroglyphic stairway, archaeological tunnels and excellent museum. Afterwards, visit Los Sapos, ancient toad-shaped rocks. It was here that Maya women when to give birth.
Day Trip to Finca El CisneVisit Finca El Cisne and have the opportunity to explore the remote countryside on horseback. Take part in a group tour of the farm and meet the owner, Carlos. Follow him on a tranquil horseback ride through the farmlands and beautiful scenery of the Copan Valley.Afterwards, sit down for a hearty farmhouse lunch, cooked by Carlos' mother, and taste the coffee grown on the farm. In the afternoon, explore the coffee and cardamom plantations, as well as learning about cattle ranching. On the way back to Copan, stop to take a dip in the hot springs.(For those who do not horse ride, alternative arrangements can be made.)
Drive from Copan to San Pedro Sula
Fly San Pedro Sula to La Ceiba
Drive from La Ceiba to Pico Bonito National Park
You will be staying at Pico Bonito Lodge, Bed & Breakfast
Pico Bonito activitiesTime to yourself to relax or enjoy some of the activities on offer: guided bird watching, kayaking, white water rafting, 4x4 tours, village visits, botanical gardens, Maya ruins tours and hiking within the National Park. Excursions explore the Rio Cangrejal valley, near La Ceiba in what is one of the most breathtaking valleys in Honduras.
Several Days at LeisureTime at leisure to relax and try out some of the activities on offer from the lodge.
Drive from Pico Bonito National Park to La Ceiba
Fly La Ceiba to Roatan Island
You will be staying at Barefoot Cay, Bed & Breakfast
Several Days to Relax, Snorkel, Dive or ExploreSpend the next few days at leisure with the chance to go snorkelling, diving or explore island. Dolphin experiences can also be booked for all the family. Please contact Steppes Travel for more details.
Time at leisure.
Fly Roatan Island to San Pedro Sula
Fly San Pedro Sula to Miami
Fly Miami to London overnight
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