- Rafting the Río Plátano (La Mosquitia): One of the all-time great journeys of Central America. This 10- to 12-day trip starts high in the mountains of Olancho and ends at the Caribbean coast, covering the length of a UNESCO biosphere reserve that few have visited. Class III-IV rapids, scarlet macaws, the occasional tapir, and Pech and Miskito villages are only part of the journey. This is one you will never forget.
- Hiking in Celaque National Park (Western Honduras): The elusive resplendent quetzal is not all you might see in one of the most prime pieces of cloud forest in Central America. If you're lucky, the occasional monkey or jaguar might make an appearance, but orchids, flowers, and lush green foliage are more dependable and worth the trip alone. Most come for an intense day hike, though those with a sturdy set of legs will not regret a 2-day trip to Cerro Las Minas, the highest point in Honduras.
- Climbing La Picucha (Olancho): The highest point of Sierra de Agalta National Park takes 4 to 5 days, making it one of the most difficult hikes in Honduras. Your prize will be a well-marked trail all to yourself, with waterfalls, unspoiled primary forests, and an abundance of rare flora and fauna for you to marvel at.
- Intense rapids on Río Cangrejal (the North Coast): These class III-V rapids are the premier whitewater trips in the country and are one of the most accessible routes you can find. Both safety standards and adrenaline are high, and a handful of companies offer the trip daily from their small lodges in and around Pico Bonito National Park.
- The trails around Las Marías (La Mosquitia): Hire a Pech guide to lead you on this 3-day hike up the perfect conical mountain of Pico Dama or just on a day trip to see mysterious petroglyphs. High chances of seeing wildlife and interactions with unspoiled Indian villages are a big part of the lure.
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.