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Caribbean Ocean & Lush Rainforests: Honduras!

January 26, 2022 thru February 4, 2022

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This 10-day/9-night island and land tour of Honduras with our expert guide is the perfect way to discover the Caribbean’s “best-kept secret” island and the vibrant, rainforests of the mainland. Explore the ocean and the vibrant island of Roatan, and stay at The Mayan Princess, a gorgeous beachfront property. On our catamaran yacht trip to the mainland, we see majestic peaks of tall mountain ranges, and then escape into the dense, wild jungle at the all-inclusive Lodge and Spa of Pico Bonito. Birding, flora and fauna, night hikes, a spa treatment, wildlife viewing, delicious cuisine – this is an amazing opportunity!

Transportation

Air

Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson to Honduras Included

Transportation

Island Boat tour, Catamaran Yacht tour, Pineapple Cargo Train tour, & Estuary Boat tour

Duration

10 days, 9 nights

Activity Level 4

Active

Meals

19 meals (9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners - w/water, coffee, & tea) included

Availability

Available

Hold your space today!

Pickup/Dropoff

Roundtrip livery service included!

Gratuities

Tour Director, Driver & Local Guide tips included


Tour Highlights

  • Guided snorkeling/floating trips, both from shore and the reef
  • Guided boat island tour
  • Catamaran yacht boat trip
  • Pineapple cargo train ride
  • Boat tour of Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge
  • Butterfly Encounter
  • Serpentarium Enclosure
  • Guided bird hike in Pico Bonito National Park
  • Suspension bridge over Rio Cangrejal
  • Guided Flora & Fauna Hikes
  • Guided night hike
  • Lodging at an oceanfront hotel: The Mayan Princess, Roatan
  • All inclusive Lodging at The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito (“the Rainforest at its finest”)

 

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson to Roatan
  • All airport transfers and motorcoach transportation
  • Pickup/livery service from your home
  • 9 nights lodging
  • 19 meals
  • All-inclusive package at The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito
  • Catamaran yacht trip
  • Train transport
  • All guided hikes
  • Admissions as described above
  • Baggage handling
  • Services of a Tour Director
  • Taxes & gratuities for included items


Day 1 - Fly to Houston

We begin our tour with an afternoon flight from Tucson to Texas, where we stay overnight and prepare for the following day’s flight and our arrival on the island of Roatan.

Day 2 - Roatan

Our 3-hour flight to Roatan sends us over the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Ocean. In Roatan, we check into The Mayan Princess, our oceanfront hotel for 4 nights. This afternoon we explore the sights and sounds of Roatan’s most remarkable beach, West Bay. The white sands, palm trees, cold drinks…it’s all part of island life! Our guided tour down the beach highlights all the best places to snorkel, eat, shop, and of course, relax. The large, freshwater pools at The Mayan await if you want a relaxing swim, or your snorkel kit awaits if you want to explore the underwater world just in front of you. We’ll gather for our Welcome Dinner and end the night gazing at the black sky with a seemingly endless plethora of stars. (B,D)

Day 3 - Caribbean Snorkeling, Boat Tour

Ready for the underwater world? Grab your snorkel kit (provided for all 4 days) and let’s check out the world’s second largest barrier reef! Situated only a 2-minute, relaxing swim from our hotel, our professional Divemaster will accommodate your snorkeling preference – standing up, beginner snorkel (gentle swimming), or advanced snorkeling. We’ll take plenty of underwater pictures and videos of you in this tropical paradise. After an independent lunch, we embark on a guided boat tour of the island. This tour stops at a boat-exclusive snorkel dive site, Bears Den. Our professional Divemaster will lead the group, pointing out and teaching about different fish, corals, and underwater life. Want to relax, but be in the water and use your mask to see everything? We provide tubes for you to relax, check out the underwater world and soak up the Caribbean water and shoreline. As you reflect on your full day of the beautiful Caribbean Ocean, you have a myriad of restaurant choices to satisfy your palate. (B)

Day 4 - Roatan

Today we enjoy the best of Roatan’s land sights. We head out to a rescue animal park for a guided tour of their remarkable animals. Can you believe you can hold a 3-toed sloth? Or, what about when the capuchin monkey jumps on your shoulder? The majestic scarlet macaws: can you put your arm out and let them pose for the camera? We’ll be in front of you, taking all the pictures and videos you want. We’ll leave this park and head over to feed hundreds of green iguanas. As they clamor for your treats, you’ll learn about how a local family saved the population of these beautiful creatures. Back on the microbus, we’ll traverse the island to arrive at a popular, oceanfront restaurant, the Beach Grill. Their BBQ, seafood and generous portions are noteworthy! West End Beach is our afternoon destination. This tropical area offers a guided walking tour, chocolate tour, shopping, German gelato, and a cove shaped beach. Want an oceanfront massage? Want to bring your swimsuit or snorkel kit? Want to do nothing? Do it all. After a relaxing afternoon, we will have an independent dinner and head back to the hotel. (B,L)

Day 5 - Free day on the Island

Today is all yours. By now, you’ve seen much of the island, and we’ve gathered a diverse list of excursions for you to choose from today. Before heading out, remember your oceanfront hotel boast two pools and a jacuzzi, beach lounge chairs, spa services, restaurants, and bars. Ready to explore? Enjoy a dolphin encounter, 9 or 18-hole golf, a glass bottom boat tour, a whole-island tour, volunteerism, a guided snorkeling tour, an eco-nature park, horseback riding, and more. Hard choices, we know. We’ll gather for dinner and prepare to trade the island life for the rainforest. (B,D)

Day 6 - Yacht Trip & Jungle Rainforest

We leave Roatan on a catamaran yacht for our 90-minute boat ride to the mainland of Honduras. Watching for spinner dolphin and hawksbill turtles, we see the majestic mountain peaks of the mainland appear out of the clouds. After arrival, we’re going green for the next 4 days. Lush, colorful, and vibrant…the rainforest brings a combination of beauty, adventure, and wildlife to our senses. Our first stop is a 400-foot suspension bridge over the life-giving Cangrejal River. We’ll listen for the krill of the keel-billed toucan, watch for the bright blue morpho butterfly, and absorb the beauty of this national park and wild river. After a hearty German lunch, we travel deep into the wild jungle of Pico Bonito National Park, the most famous park in Honduras. Our home for the next 3 nights is The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito, noted as one of the “Top 10 jungle eco-lodges of the world”. From your own luxury rainforest cabin, explore this amazing ecosystem, overflowing with extraordinary wildlife. We eat all our meals at the Lodge while staying there. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - National Park & Birds

As morning breaks, the sights and sounds of a national park jungle rainforest are everywhere. On our morning guided birding hike, keep counting the birds! Over 400 species of birds are recorded here. Throughout the day, we explore the on-site Butterfly House and the slithery Serpentarium. After lunch, each person is treated to a private 30-minute rainforest spa treatment. Want more? Schedule your optional, additional spa treatment for today or tomorrow. Take a few laps in the pool and watch the hummingbirds buzz in and out the deep red flowers. Our guide will lead a brisk jungle hike to close out the afternoon as we prepare for our dinner together. After dinner, anyone ready for a dark night hike? This area is famous for a large population of jungle cats! (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Wildlife Refuge & More!

We’ll head out of the rainforest for the morning and travel to another ecosystem: the marine estuary of Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge. During the one-hour ride to the beginning of our estuary journey, we learn about the north coast of Honduras. Our journey to the estuary begins in a small train that was previously used to haul pineapples and coconuts. The 35-minute ride takes us through small villages and pineapple fields. At the water’s edge, we load our guided boats and push off in this ocean-meets-river environment. At this wild refuge, there are troops of monkeys, manatees, crocodiles, bats, alligators, and wetland, wading, and edge-habitat birds. More than 350 bird species have been recorded here. The cameras will be busy on this ride! After the tour, we relax on our way back to The Lodge. The afternoon offers optional activities including a guided Flora & Fauna walk, spa treatments, the pool, the Butterfly and Serpentarium areas, and hiking. Dinner in the Main Dining room and prepare for departure in the morning. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Ferry Boat Ride & Beach (one more time!)

We depart The Lodge and arrive at the port of La Ceiba for our catamaran yacht trip to Roatan. On this return trip, we can see all four Bay Islands, all teeming with a rich history of Caribbean life. Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s a pirate’s life for me! We check into a nearby hotel for our last night. After experiencing the beautiful beach one last time, we enjoy our Farewell Dinner watching the orange sun descend below the blue water. (B,D)

Day 10 - Travel Home

Today we leave Roatan and travel back to Tucson and reminisce of special memories that we made in this best-kept-secret spot in Central America. (B)

 

**PASSPORT REQUIRED**


Package Pricing

$4,932 per person

Single Occupancy

Deposit: $200 at Booking Final Payment Nov 10, 2021

$4,068 per person

Double Occupancy

Deposit: $200 at Booking Final Payment Nov 10, 2021

Price Includes

Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson to Roatan
All airport transfers and motorcoach transportation
Pickup/livery service from your home
9 nights lodging
19 meals
All-inclusive package at The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito
Catamaran yacht trip
Train transport
All guided hikes
Admissions as described above
Baggage handling
Services of a Tour Director
Taxes & gratuities for included items


Booking Policy

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:

ADULT GROUP CHOICE

360° Adult Group Choice Flyer– Provides an overview of benefits and coverage limits

360° Adult Group Choice Policy – Provides the full coverage term details, including exclusions and limitations

Price varies depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.

Contact us to purchase. If you have questions about coverage, please review the policy or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888.574.7026 or email 360group@travelexinsurance.com. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. RWF


AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have a United Airlines frequent flyer number, or a Global Entry or TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your passport to show at the airport. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away. No vaccines or immunizations are currently required for travel into Honduras. Check with your physician for complete information about any vaccinations and health concerns.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carry-on baggage and contents due to enhanced security
measures. . If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. Space on the Land Cruisers for carry-ons will be limited; plan on a small purse or hand-held bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

TBD

ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

ACTIVITY LEVEL 4

The Activity Level for this tour is Active.

Expectations: The tour includes well-paced walking tours with regular breaks. Up to 2-3 hours of walking each day. To fully take advantage of all this tour has to offer, guests need to be able to walk longer distances, climb several flights of stairs and navigate steps and uneven terrain walking for extended periods of time over more difficult terrain (e.g. cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, limited or no access to elevators). Your itinerary can include significant changes in temperature and altitude and may require a higher number of longer travel days with morning and/or evening activities. Most trips will feature long touring days, many full-day excursions and a full and active itinerary with a faster pace and longer distances. Excursions require standing and walking to city centers where coaches are prohibited.

Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit, expect a vigorous pace and enjoy participating in two to three hours of physical activity per day.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

All hotel baggage handling fees are included. We also include basic gratuities for the Tour Director, Coach Driver, Livery Drivers and local Tour Guides. If someone has truly gone above and beyond additional tipping is permitted, but never required.

LIVERY

For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

There is no smoking in the lodges or rooms. A "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

In Honduras in January, daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 77°F to 80°F, rarely falling below 71°F or exceeding 85°F. Daily low temperatures are around 59°F, rarely falling below 53°F or exceeding 64°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 59°F on January 21. We advise you bring a light jacket and hat just in case of inclement weather and to wear layers for best insulation. Shoes should be comfortable and sturdy for walking in small towns and on the beach etc. Swimsuits are highly recommended to enjoy some of the activities. There are no dress codes to places we visit on this tour.