Honduras, on the eastern coast of Central America, is home to the spectacular ancient ruins of Copan, one of the most impressive of all the Mayan sites. Off the northern Honduras coastline there are white sand beaches and great scuba diving opportunities in the Bay Islands, while inland the lush forested peaks of Pico Bonito offer an authentic jungle experience.
Honduras offers lush jungles, magnificent mountains, raging rivers, and shimmering coral reefs. This vibrant country enjoys relative anonymity compared to its Central American neighbors, and is a perfect extension for guests considering Guatemala and Belize. Off the north coast of Honduras are the beautiful Bay Islands, home to pristine white sand beaches, fabulous scuba diving opportunities and authentic Caribbean charm. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Copan is one of the Maya world's most enchanting sites, and was built between the 5th and 9th centuries. Or if you'd like to experience the rich diversity of Honduras' wildlife and superb trekking, then a trip to Pico Bonito is a must. Scott Dunn’s highlights for Honduras:
- Take a tour of Mayan Copan with a resident archaeologist.
- Snorkel with whale sharks. Large numbers of these gentle, beautiful giants are found in the waters around Utila in the Bay Islands.
- Visit the awe-inspiring rainforests of Pico Bonito National Park.