Chattering parrots, crashing waterfalls, and impossibly green canyon walls meet you at every bend. This half day trip down the Rio Cangrejal is by far the most popular river trip in the country and can even be done affordably in a single day with round trip flights from Roatán. It includes all equipment, professional guides, a tropical picnic, and one night double accommodations in La Ceiba, 5 hour raft trip, class II - IV rapids, and a picnic lunch.
Other Mainland Attractions
Canopy Zip Line By Horseback
Canopy Zip Line by horseback and hot springs waterfall. Climb the mountain trail on horseback then harness up for an exciting zip line ride through the jungle canopy. We end up at a pristine mountain pool fed by a waterfall and natural hot spring. Allow 3 hours for this day tour including transfers from La Ceiba.. but if you cannot pull yourself away, there's an oceanfront resort nearby.
Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge
If you're lucky the old burra will be running (a locomotive relic from plantation days,) you'll chug across a lowland plantation toward the river where you board your boat. Drifting downstream, you observe wildlife (monkeys, manatees, and exotic birds such as the boat billed heron) enjoying lunch en route. There's a stop and time for a swim where the river empties into the salty Caribbean, before the return trip and transfer to your hotel for the evening. This is a fun and interesting trip for all ages.
Pico Bonito Cloud Forest
This hike in the Cordillera Gracias a Dios with it 7900 ft him (2435m), Pico Bonito, has made Honduras famous as an eco-tour destination. Several trails wander deep into the cloud forest. Enjoy a magnificent view of the river, a path alive with birds, butterflies, and a variety of tropical flora and fauna, and a magnificent mountain waterfall. Picnic lunch included.
Punta Sal Marine Park
From San Pedro Sula or La Ceiba, we head overland to Tela and its famous Lancetilla Botanical Gardens where we see rare and exotic tropical plants from around the world as well as a huge variety of bird species. In the afternoon we reach Triunfo de la Cruz, a little Garifuna village outside of Tela with sandy beaches and coconut trees where we stay overnight.