The Trip-Finder, January 1998

Touring the Jungle, Mountain, and Sea

Outfitter Departures Price Accommodations
Roatan Charters
On demand $1,800 camping, rustic lodging,
tourist hotels

The Route: A dizzying 15-day adventure that includes wildlife viewing by dugout canoe, visits to the Misquito and Pech tribes, jungle hikes through cloud forests, and rafting the Cangrejal River.

When to go: Year-round

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Travel advisory: There’s a local saying about Honduras: The only things written in stone are the hieroglyphics. People here are not accustomed to dealing with outsiders. Take delays and logistical snafus in stride.

High/low points:

  • Night snorkeling off the island of Roatán.
  • Being informed by your politically incorrect host that the fried meat you just ate for breakfast was danto, a rare species of tapir.

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