(6 days / 5 nights from/to La Ceiba)
Day 1: La Ceiba – Miskito Coast – Las Marías
In the morning you meet with your guide at the airport in La Ceiba. You take the early morning flight (*) to the Miskito coast, the meeting point between the indigenous and mestizo communities. Upon arrival, we board a motorized canoe which locals call a “tuktuk”. We navigate through Río Plátano to the Miskito / Pech community of Las Marías. The trip takes about 5-6 hours. On the way we observe the change of vegetation as we go deeper into the forests as well as diverse birds, of which 375 species have been identified. Lodging at a local family’s guestroom. 4 overnights in Las Marías.
Day 2 – 4: Las Marías / Río Plátano
During our stay, we enjoy many activities. For example, with the help of our local guides and pipantes, we navigate on the river to the petroglyphs, numerous mysterious rock carvings. The forest around Las Marías offers many hiking trails of different levels of difficulty. These trails lead us through virgin forest, that is home to more than 350 species of birds and to many large mammal species, some being white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, giant anteaters, white tailed deer and white-lipped peccaries. We learn more about the flora and fauna, take hikes into the heart of the jungle, observe the rich diversity of flora and fauna, or enjoy the company of your local guides, the Pech, and their diverse cultural heritage, relax or bathe in the river. Our meals and lodging are basic and at a local family’s house.
Day 5: Las Marías – Miskito Coast
Early in the morning we say goodbye to our hosts and return to the Caribbean coast of Honduras. During the boat ride we admire the exotic birds sighted along the way. Overnight on the Miskito coast.
Day 6: Miskito Coast – La Ceiba
Once more we have to get up early in the morning to catch the morning flight (*) from the Moskitia back to La Ceiba where the tour ends.