Birdwatching in Western Honduras
This 10-Birding in Honduras Western Highlights Tour which is moderately paced available on request has picturesque Spanish colonial towns, like Gracias with their original cobblestone streets and adobe homes. Gracias is at the foot of Celaque National Park, with the highest peak in Honduras (Las Minas - 2,849 masl). In Spanish colonial times, the city was chosen as the headquarters of the Audiencia de Los Confines. We will visit the city of Copan, right next to the majestic archaeological site of Copan Ruinas, located far west in the Copan Valley, this Unesco World Heritage Site is the artistic capital of the Mayan World.
A lot of amenities can be found in this route, like pools of hot water springs; Exquisite local cuisine, such as the “cochinilla”, a variety of corn dishes like atol chuco, montucas, etc; We can find beautiful handmade Lenca and Maya-Chortí pottery and weavery; and for adrenaline rush lovers we include a Birds-eye-view on La Campa zipline, one of the highest in Central America.
There are a lot of interesting birds in this Western Highlights route like Honduran Emerald (country endemic), Blue-throated Motmot, Ocellated Quail, Black-capped Swallow, Green-throated Mountain-Gem, Fulvous Owl, Tody Motmot, Scarlet Macaws, and many more target species.
If you have a little more time to spend on your holiday, maybe you’d consider a longer trip like this Honduras Birding Tour: Enchanted South & Central Highlands.
Alternative Tour Name: Western Highlights