Temple ruins at Quirigua
Temple ruins at Quirigua

Honduras is a central American country with the Pacific Ocean to the south and Caribbean Sea coastlines to the north. The ancient Maya ceremonial site Copán has stone-carved hieroglyphics and stelae, tall stone monuments in the tropical rainforest near Guatemala. In the Caribbean Sea are the Bay Islands, a diving destination that's part of the 1000km-long Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.

Honduras’ most famous historical site is the extraordinary Maya ruins at Copán. This extremely well-preserved ancient city includes some of the finest Maya stelae in the world, and its greatest king was called 13 Rabbit. The Copán site is located in dense forest which is also home to the spectacular scarlet macaw. It is also home to the charmingly preserved town of Copán Ruinas, a laid back and friendly oasis full of cobble stone streets and colonial-era houses. Honduras is a fascinating and exotic destination rich in history and vibrant in color.

Upcoming Departures

Activity Level
Expert Lecturer Dr Nicholas James, Johanna Flippent
Duration
13 days
Price from
$7,235 $6,935
Next date
December 1 2020

Visa:  

UK: Not required for a stay of up to 90 days in duration.

USA: Not required for a stay of up to 90 days in duration.

Currency:

Honduran lempira.

How to dress:

Dress in Honduras is casual. T-shirts, shorts, loose-fitting trousers and shirts can be widely seen. It has a hot climate so dress to stay cool and comfortable. In some towns, only the women continue to wear their traditional Indian dress. The men sometimes wear their traditional trajes. Honduras is hot and humid almost year-round. Temperatures vary by altitude rather than season. The average high temperature nationwide is 32°C (90°F) and the average low is 20°C (68°F). Temperatures are coolest in mountain areas.

Cultural differences:

Hondurans are hospitable and gracious hosts. They enjoy long lunches. Hondurans are relaxed and laid back.

Language:

Spanish.

Tipping:

In Honduras, tipping is a question of rewarding good service rather than an obligation, but it is becoming more North American in its attitude towards tips. As restaurant bills don't normally include gratuities, adding 10% is customary. Andante Travels will take care of gratuities to restaurant staff, local guides and drivers.

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