Global Travel Club
Central American Travel Specialists
Rainforests & Reefs
12 nights / 13 days
(1 night San Pedro Sula, 2 nights Tela, 2 nights La Ceiba, 7 nights Roatan Island)
Explore the National Parks and Beaches of the Caribbean Coast and the Beautiful Bay Islands.
Arrival in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Meet & Greet on arrival at the airport and transfer to the
Hotel Gran Sula for an overnight stay. (RO)
Tela / Punta Sal National Park
After breakfast transfer to the tranquil port of Tela.
Two night stay in a very comfortable beachfront hotel overlooking the Caribbean.
Take a step back in time with a visit to a traditional beachfront Afro-Caribbean Garifuna Village where the people live in the relaxed style of a bygone age in tiny thatched huts built on stilts without any modern conveniences like electricity or telephones.
Enjoy a typical lunch before a boat trip on the Laguna de los Micos - "Spider Monkey Lagoon", a huge lagoon located in a lush mangrove forest in the middle of Punta Sal National Park. From the boat it is easy to spot the rich wildlife, such as large waterbirds like Spoonbills, Herons and Anhingas living in the area and possibly even freshwater turtles and crocodiles too. (B)
Nature and Wildlife
In the morning leave by boat to explore the impressive rock formations of Punta Sal.
Visit the sheltered little bays, well hidden among the rocks,
with palm-fringed beaches and
blue lagoons. There you will enjoy a tropical lunch,
listening to the Howler Monkeys living in
the forest behind the natural beaches. Swim and snorkel in
the crystal clear water exploring
the interesting marine life as the world's second largest
Coral Reef comes close to shore at
Returning to Tornabe there is also the chance to see dolphins jumping alongside the boat. The rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy the white beaches in front of the hotel. (B,L)
breakfast leave Tornabe to visit the Lancetilla
The gardens were founded over 70 years ago as an experimental botanical site by the United Fruit Company. Here you will find hardwood, medicinal and ornamental plants as well as tropical fruit trees from all over the world.
You will see how the bamboo forest absorbs some 90% of the daylight, admire the long rows of majestic Royal Palms or try exotic fruits fresh from the tree. An Orchid Garden and a Natural Reserve with it's beautiful 1,200-hectare virgin tropical rainforest with 240 species of birds are also part of the Park.
Lunch at the Restaurante Garifuna, a unique restaurant featuring typical local foods situated on a delightful patio next door to the Garifuna Museum. The museum is the result of a tremendous community effort by the local Garifuna women's group, and a great place to learn a little more about these fascinating people who have made their home along the Caribbean Coast of Honduras and Belize.
Late afternoon transfer to La Ceiba, a typically Caribbean port town and gateway to wildlife reserves, national parks and only minutes away by air from the Bay Islands. Two night stay.(B,L)
Rising early leave La Ceiba for the village of La Union,
where the vehicle is replaced by a Railway Hand Cart. Local
villagers use long poles to push the train along the tracks to the
isolated Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge.
Explore the mangroves by boat to see numerous waterfowl, monkeys
and, if you are lucky, the endangered manatee. Lunch will be at
the small traditional community of Salado, nestled between
river and sea, before returning to La
The Bay Islands ...
Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Roatan in the beautiful
Bay Islands which offers a very different world from that of mainland Honduras.
7 night dive or snorkel package at Anthony's Key Resort or Paya Bay Resort. For those with not so much time to spare we can arrange shorter stays in Roatan. (B,D)
Time to Depart ...
Transfer back to the Roatan Airport for the short commuter flight back to San Pedro Sula. The early flight from San Pedro Sula meets all outgoing international flights.
|Rainforests & Reefs - 2000 Rates|
|Accommodation||Snorkel Package||Diving Package||Single
|Tour + Paya Bay Resort||1,549||1,779||417|
|Tour + Anthony's Key (Hillside Std)||1,965||1,965||309|
|Tour + Anthony's Key (Key Std)||2,040||2,040||309|
|Tour + Anthony's Key (Key Sup)||2,140||2,140||309|
|SPECIAL MILLENIUM OFFER AT|
ANTHONY'S KEY RESORT
|All reservations made and paid in full by 28th April 2000
SAVE US$250 per person AND raffle prizes worth $75,000
|NOTE: The Inland Adventure portion of this tour is based on private arrangements throughout which can start on any day of the week you choose and can be amended to your own requirements on request. Transfers and tours are with your own personal vehicle and bi-lingual driver/guide. Rates are per person in US Dollars, based on a minimum of 2 people. International flights to/from Honduras and departure taxes are not included.|
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