Hike, Kayak & Sail Honduras

  • Trip Type
  • Active
  • Length
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • When to Go
  • November - June

  • An effortless pairing of adventure & relaxation

    Equally relaxing as thrilling, discover the wonder and whimsy of Honduras, Central America’s oft-overlooked hidden gem. Hike to hidden waterfalls, raft whitewater rapids and hang with howler monkeys and toucans in the lush emerald surrounds of Pico Bonito National Park. Then, revel in the electrifying colors of the Caribbean Sea off Roatán, soaking up the simple pleasures in life, and exploring the world beneath the waves with days spent sailing, kayaking & snorkeling.

    Trip Highlights

    lush jungle & deserted beaches • exotic wildlife • whitewater rafting • waterfall hike • kayaking • snorkeling • sail the Cayos Cochinos • vibrant coral reefs • beach time

    Full Package per person from:

    $2,050.00 low season (May - Oct)
    $2,350.00 high season (Nov - Apr)
    Prices vary based on departure season.

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    • Day 1: Pico Bonito - Arrival

      Touch down in San Pedro Sula before catching a scenic hour-long flight down the coast to La Ceiba. When you land, you’ll be met by a guide that will to take you into the ruggedly beautiful heart of Pico Bonito National Park. Here, you’ll check into Pico Bonito Lodge, the charming, eco-luxe property that you’ll call home for the next three nights. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon exploring the property and lounging on your hammocks before being dazzled by the night’s bright stars and jungle noises.

    • Day 2: Pico Bonito - Ride the rapids in the heart of Pico Bonito National Park

      After a hearty breakfast, experience one of Central America’s most accessible and beautiful rivers, the Rio Cangrejal, a world-class whitewater destination. Hop into a whitewater raft, and take a heart-pounding ride down the river, which flows from deep within the rainforest of Pico Bonito National Park, all the way to the Caribbean Sea and features rapids that range in difficulty from class II to class IV. Depending on the season, you may have an opportunity to take a break in the whitewater action for a hike into the rainforest, or a swim in a calm area of the river. Kaykas may be arranged for experienced paddlers.

    • Day 3: Pico Bonito - Spot exotic wildlife on a hike to hidden rainforest waterfalls

      Today is all about the marvels of the rainforest. After breakfast, you’ll set off on a hike with a naturalist guide into one of Central America’s most pristine jungles, spanning over 270 000 acres of unexplored rainforest home to 420 species of birds, as well as jaguars, tapirs, deer, pumas, sloths, white-faced and spider monkeys. As you walk, you’ll learn about the wildlife, medicinal practices, history and the outlying villages of this region.

      Your hike will take you to Unbelievable Falls, a stunning double drop waterfall that descends almost 100 feet into a swimming hole – the perfect place to beat the jungle heat!

    • Day 4: Pico Bonito to Roatán - Find Caribbean bliss in the stunning Bay Islands

      Once you’ve satisfied your jungle craving, a flight east to Roatán will stun you with aerial views of azure and turquoise waters speckled with tiny islands before you touch down in perfect beachy paradise. Transfer to the stunning boutique Ibagari Resort, where your luxurious ocean-view suite awaits.

    • Day 5: Roatán - Paddle the shoreline by kayak, taking a break to explore the undersea marvels at some of the best snorkel spots on the island

      Kayak the calm, tranquil shores of Roatán today on a guided excursion through clear shallow waters, along pristine sandy beaches and into secluded coves and bights. You’ll depart from West End, paddling to Blue Channel. Here, jump into the warm waters of the Caribbean to take in some of the best snorkeling on the planet, exploring vibrant coral reefs teeming with wildlife – rays, turtles, brightly colored tropical fish, lobsters, shrimp, and more. Once you’ve had your fill, climb into your kayak and coast back along the shoreline to West End for a tasty local lunch.

    • Day 6: Roatán - Kick back poolside & catch some rays or head into town to get a taste of island life

      The last days of your adventure-packed holiday will be spent taking things down a notch. Take advantage of Ibagari’s onsite yoga and painting classes, schedule a massage, or just kick back and catch some rays by the pool.

      If you’re craving a little more excitement, make your way to West End Village, a mini-metropolis full of bars, restaurants, lounges, scuba operators and souvenir shops. The town also boasts Half Moon Bay, a perfectly crescent-shaped palm-studded beach well worth a visit. As night falls, the village becomes a flurry of activity, with many bars and eateries offering happy hours and live music.

    • Day 7: Roatán - Sail the seas to a private island

      Today, you’ll have the opportunity to experience a picturesque, yet little-known archipelago off the coast of Honduras. Discover colorful reefs at two unique snorkeling spots along the way and indulge in a delicious lunch of barbeque chicken, grilled fish, pineapple salsa and an array of mouthwatering sides. Drift past remote private islands and Chachauate, the only inhabited cay in the archipelago, home to a small indigenous Garifuna village.

      Find your spot and settle in to watch the sun dip low in the sky, signaling another perfect day in paradise.

    • Day 8: Roatán - Departure

      Transfer to Roatán’s international airport 3 hours prior to your international departure. Adiós!

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    What's Included?

    We'll give you everything you need, everything you want, and a few little surprises to make your trip extra special. We've got you covered, from start to finish. Unique, unforgettable destinations; private tours with local experts; authentic local cuisine; lessons, demonstrations and new cultural insights; more adventure than you can handle; perfect romantic touches; blissful relaxation; and a feeling of total freedom. We take care of everything so that you can enjoy an unparalleled, hassle-free journey without worrying about a thing.

    • Airport pickup

    • All hotel accommodation

    • Meals as indicated

    • Detailed maps and trip preparation guide

    • All special events and tours

    • All vehicle and regional air transportation from rendezvous to drop-off

    • All baggage transportation

    • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

    Stay Longer

    If our off-the-shelf itinerary is almost a perfect fit, but just doesn’t feel long enough, extend your stay to make it the best vacation possible. Spend a few days in the region before or after – we can customize any trip, and no ask is too big!

    Let us know what you have in mind using the contact form below, and we’ll get in touch to create your perfect travel experience.

    Know Before You Go

    • Itinerary prices are dependent on season of departure. Christmas, New Years and Easter (Semana Santa) are peak season, and prices during these periods are significantlky higher than other times of year. High season runs from November through April, and green season from May through September.

    • Arrival: hotel check-in times are at 3:00pm, but you may arrive at any time during the day. If you arrive prior to the scheduled check-in time, we will arrange for early check-in wherever possible.

    • Departure: hotel check-out times are at 9:00am. International flights on your departure day should be arranged to depart after 1:30pm.

    • All prices in USD.

    • For vaccination recommendations, please visit the CDC website.

    • For American, Canadian, and British citizens, a valid passport with 6+ months remaining is required for entry to Honduras.

    • Debit cards may not work in Central America, but most establishments accept major credit cards.

    • Please ensure you have immediate access to a minimum of USD $250 as an emergency fund to be used if circumstances outside our control (e.g. a natural disaster) require changes to your planned route.

    • If departing Honduras by air, most major airlines include exit taxes in the price of your airfare. If not, you must play L880 (USD $40) in departure tax at the airport. When you check in for your flight, the agent will let you know if payment is required.

    • It is customary to tip service providers (waiters) around 10% depending on service. Tipping taxi drivers is not required.

    • Gratuities for guides and drivers are deeply appreciated, and provide an important supplement to their income. If you are pleased with the tour services you've received, a guideline for tipping in Central America is USD $8-10 per person per day for multiple-day tours, or USD $5-10 per person for day tours.

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    Getting There

    From North America: several airlines offer direct and connecting flights to Honduras’ three international airports: Toncontín International Airport in Tegucigalpa (airport code: TGU), Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport in San Pedro Sula (airport code: SAP), and Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport in Roatán (airport code: RTB). As our itineraries depart from Honduras' north, please arrange flights into and/or out of the airports in either San Pedro Sula, or Roatán. Including connection time, flights from the USA typically range from 2.5-9 hours in duration, while most flights from Canada range from 9-15 hours in duration.

    From the UK: there are currently no direct flights to Honduras from the UK, but there are several flight options connecting in the United States and/or Canada. Including connection time, flights from the UK typically range from 12-18 hours in duration.

    When you arrive in SAP or RTB, there will be an airport transfer waiting to take you to your first destination. If you have questions about flights, or require assistance booking, please contact us here. We're here to help!

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