Outside the classroom students may plan trips to any of Honduras's attractions. The trips may take place during the week or on weekends; class schedules are very flexible. Our staff will provide additional information and assistance if it is needed.
- Pico Bonito National Park: Towering
2,435 meters (8,973 feet) behind La Ceiba, Pico Bonito is home to
countless species of insects, animals and plants. Among them is
the legendary quetzal, a small bird whose iridescent green tail
feathers were the showcase of Aztec emperor Moctezuma's headress.
Each feather can reach 3 feet. Pico Bonito is also home to the toucan,
the jaguar, the tapir, and many wonderful flowers and trees.
- The Bay Islands: Utila, Guanaja,
and Roatan are a must-see attraction. These islands and their surrounding
keys are part of the world's second largest barrier reef. A major
diving destination, the Bay Islands boast crystal-clear waters,
walls of coral, undersea caves, and an ambrosia of fish and coral
species. Above the water are luxurious and modest hotels, golden
beaches, white beaches, and turqouise waters.
- Copán Ruinas: Nestled among the western mountains of Honduras
are the ruins of a Maya city. Known as the Athens of the Maya civilization,
Copán boasts the most ornate sculptures and altars of all the Maya
cities, and their longest written text, the Hieroglyphic Stairway.
Archaeologists have recently found burials and many clues to how
the Maya lived and ruled.
- Trujillo: The first capital of Honduras, Trujillo is among
the oldest cities in all the Americas. It was founded shortly
after Christopher Columbus landed on nearby Punta Castilla
in 1502. Later it became a major trade center and a target for pirates.
Trujillo is built on a hill overlooking a beautiful blue-green bay
with golden beaches and swimming-pool surf. The view from the summit
is spectacular. Behind it loom the end of the Nombre de Dios
mountains, almost perpetually shrouded in mist.
- Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge: An estuary at the mouth of the Cuero and Salado rivers, the refuge is a sanctuary for exotic birds, monkeys, insects, and the elusive manatee. Meet the keeper, who fell in love with Cuero y Salado when he was a fisherman in its waters.
From La Ceiba you may explore the north coast of Honduras and become acquainted with it's natural and colonial beauty. You may go white-water rafting, travel to Garífuna villages, Maya ruins and to old spanish towns. It is an excelent starting point to explore Honduras.