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With some of the longest rivers and unexplored whitewater in Central America, Honduras is quickly earning a name for itself in the rafting world. The Rio Cangrejal (Class III-V), which runs through Pico Bonito National Park, is one of the best whitewater rivers in Central America for both the scenery and the quality of the rapids. Other rivers -- mostly in Olancho and La Mosquitia -- such as the Río Plátano (Class II-IV), Río Patuca (Class II), and Río Sico (Class II-IV), have quality rapids, as well, though they are multiday adventures, and rapids may appear on only part of the route.

The following operators all lead trips on the Río Cangrejal and multiday trips in the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve. Some will run trips in the Río Patuca, as well:

  • Garífuna Tours: tel. 504/2440-3252; www.garifunatours.com
  • Jungle River Tours: tel. 504/2440-1268; www.jungleriverlodge.com
  • La Moskitia Ecoaventuras: tel. 504/2550-2124; www.lamoskitiaecoaventuras.com
  • Omega Tours: tel. 504/2440-0334; www.omegatours.info

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.