Global Travel Club
Central American Travel Specialists

Ruins, Rainforests & Reefs Adventure Tour

12 nights / 13 days

(1 night San Pedro Sula, 2 nights Copán, 2 nights Tela, 7 nights Roatan Island)

Explore Ancient Mayan Temples, Experience the Natural World of the Caribbean Coast and Escape to a Paradise Island!


Day 1 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)
Day 2 Mayan Adventure
Early transfer by road to Copán with stops at the village of La Entrada for a brief visit to the market. En route learn about Mayan trade routes, social and political organization, and theories on their mysterious demise. From La Entrada enjoy the beautiful countryside as you travel on to the picturesque village of Copán Ruinas. Check in at the lovely Hotel Marina Copán. for a 2 night stay.

After lunch at the hotel, the entire afternoon is spent exploring the extensive Temples, Pyramids and Plazas of Copán with an archeological guide. (B,L)
Day 3 More Mayan Mysteries
Today is a special day. Having seen the vestiges of the Mayans of yesterday there is a hike to a little known village of Chorti Indians, the ethnic descendants of the Maya. Speaking with them through the guide/translator you will learn first hand the culture and way of life of this forgotten people. Free afternoon to explore the village of Copán Ruinas and another overnight at the Hotel Marina Copán. (B)
Day 4 National Parks of the Caribbean Coast
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)
Day 5 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 Punta Sal.

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)
Day 6 Botanical Beauties
After breakfast leave Tornabe to visit the Lancetilla Botanical Gardens.

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.

Caribbean Dream ...
After lunchTransfer 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)
Day 13 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.

Ruins, Rainforests & Reefs Adventure Tour - 1999 / 2000 Rates
Accommodation Snorkel Package Diving PackageSingle
Supplement
Tour + Paya Bay Resort 1,570 1,840 427
Tour + Anthony's Key (Hillside Std) 1,985 1,985 319
Tour + Anthony's Key (Key Std) 2,060 2,060 319
Tour + Anthony's Key (Key Sup) 2,160 2,160 319
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 andcan 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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