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HONDURAS

  • Sunsets on the Mosquito Coast
  • Sunset over the Caribbean Ocean
  • Magnificent views of the Rio Plantano Reserve
  • White water raft down the Rio Plantano River
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Destination: The Mosquito Coast

Essence of the trip:

A trekking and rafting odyssey on the undiscovered Mosquito Coast, following the Rio Platano River all the way to the Caribbean Coast. The Mosquito Coast remains one of the least explored areas in the Americas making this Honduras adventure an exploration of epic proportions.

This trip will give you:

Details:

Once arriving in Honduras, you will head by 4×4 to Rio Plantano Reserve and after an acclimatisation period will head into the jungle, trekking to the Waraska area (the headwaters of the Rio Plantano) passing near El Higerito, a large archaeological site.

You will be guided by your expedition leaders through the jungle terrain with mules carrying your packs and rafting gear until you reach the Rio Plantano River. Here you will transfer your kit from the mules to watertight barrels and spend the night preparing for your rafting adventure over the next seven days, where you’ll be immersed in the Central American heartland.

The following morning, after a briefing on the challenges of the Rio Platano, you will begin your seven day journey on the white waters as well as set foot in caves and subterranean creeks that line the river and hold evidence of ancient ritual activity.

The rafting here is unequalled for its stunning surroundings and undisturbed wildlife. Due to the difficultly of access to the area, it  has evolved an ecosystem which supports a wealth of reptiles, amphibians, birds, and insects, as well as 200 mammals such as river otters, jaguarondi, jaguars, pumas, ocelots, scarlet macaws and vampire bats, all rarely seen wild, in their natural habitat.  Over the course of the rafting journey you will overnight in wild camps on the sandy riverbanks. The experience of camping by the rivers’ edge in the remote heart of this wild rainforest is one of the outstanding memories you will take from this adventure.

The seven days of white water rafting, exploring, wildlife spotting and learning the cultures of the indigenous people concludes as you head to the Caribbean Ocean and by the end of it, you’ll have reached the end of the rafting section of your trip, within sight of the sea.

From here you will transfer to a hidden coastal retreat, where you will be able to snorkel and dive in the crystal clear waters. This is a fitting ending for unwinding after the demanding rafting adventure and gives you a chance to marvel in the wonders of this unscathed corner of the world.

If you are interested in taking this trip and would like to discuss it in more detail with our team of experts please enquire here or call us on 0207 426 9899 (UK) or 1-888 341 9663 (US).

THE FACTS

Duration: 16 days

Best Time To Travel: Mar – May

Flights: Epic Tomato can organise international flights from anywhere in the world to this destination and offers both scheduled and private charter services.

Flight prices are not included here but we can organise or advise on these as part of our service, wherever in the world you are departing from.

Price: From £9,995pp

Price Includes: The price stated is based on 2 people travelling and covers extensive trip planning and consultation, expedition set-up and all in-country logistics.

The latter will include a world-class head guide who is a specialist in the chosen environment, an extensive local guiding support team, all on-trip training and technical equipment, all domestic travel including any flights required as part of your expedition and your accommodation. Most meals and drinks will also be included, but specific details will be provided on quotation.