Birdwatching in South & Central Honduras Highlands
This eleven-day Honduras birding tour starts in the capital city of Tegucigalpa, then we drive south to the Gulf of Fonseca area.
The Enchanted South is very rich in popular folklore and offers excellent opportunities for bird and nature observation and photography. The Pacific Coast has mangroves, shrimp farms, salineras and seasonal lagoons that are great for Neotropical migratory birds. Amapala or Isla del Tigre is an extinct volcano, part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. The Golfo de Fonseca offers the best sunsets in Honduras and the best black-golden beaches made of volcanic rock and sand.
This route includes also the environs of Tegucigalpa, the Capital City of Honduras. We will visit the clouded forest of La Tigra, the first national park of the country (ext. 24,040 Ha) with its highest peak at 2,250 masl; La Tigra produces over 40 per cent of the freshwater for Tegucigalpa and several surrounding communities.
We will travel the Mining Circuit of Santa Lucía, Valle de Angeles, San Juancito and Cantarranas, small Spanish colonial picturesque mining villages, known not only because of their scenic environs but also for their beautiful variety of wood-carved chests, handcrafted leather bags and purses, organic coffee and premium handmade tobaccos, combined with fine restaurants that offer local and international dishes. Montaña de Izopo is located southward of Tegucigalpa, it has a great highland pine-oak forest, mixed forest and dry forest on the edges that host interesting birds of different altitudes and ecosystems.
Alternative Tour Name: Enchanted South & Central Highlands