At a Glance

This Honduras Trip by rental car combines the highlights of the country with destinations off the beaten track. The famous Mayan site of Copán (part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1980) and the famous Pico Bonito National Park are part of it, but also the little known cloud forest of La Tigra National Park near the capital Tegucigalpa. Finally, Roatán’s white beaches and the offshore reef awaits you. Snorkelers and divers will find one of the best spots in the region, as well as sports fishermen and lovers of other water sports.

If the accommodation at La Tigra National Park is too rustic for you, you can also stay overnight in the capital and make a day trip. A possible additional stop on the itinerary is the colonial city of Comayagua.

The hotels in this itinerary are only suggestions, of course (almost) all hotels can be changed on request, as well as the duration of the trip or the number of nights in individual places.

Itinerary as PDF (in German) and request a quote – the trip in pictures

Itinerary of Honduras Trip by Rental Car

Day Transport to the next destination and number of nights Hotel
1 Arrival in San Pedro Sula, pick up a rental car at the airport (1N B&B) Metrotel Express
2 Drive to Copán Ruinas (3N B&B) Plaza Yat Balám
5 Drive via Santa Rosa de Copán to Gracias (2N B&B) Guancascos
7 Drive to La Tigra National Park near Tegucigalpa (2N) Mirador El Rosario
9 Drive to Lago Yojoa (3N) D&D Brewery
12 Drive to La Ceiba to Lodge near Pico Bonito National Park (3N B&B) Omega Lodge
15 Drive to San Pedro Sula airport and flight to Roatán (5N B&B) Camp Bay Lodge
20 Flight back to San Pedro Sula (1N B&B) Metrotel Express
21 Taxi to the airport and return flight


Sample Itineraries

Duration: 19 days/ 18 nights
Services included: 18 nights accommodation as described, all shuttles, boat transfers, bus ride, domestic flight, day tour to Caracol and our fee.
Price: from 2000 € per person for two travelers in double room (2021)
Duration: 23 days/ 22 nights
Services included: Rental car for the whole time (compact 4x4 including insurance without excess), 22 nights as described, airport transfer, boat transfer Drake Bay, day trip Corcovado NP, Quetzal Tour, our fee.
Price: from about 3400 € per person in a double room with two travellers (2023)
Duration: 15 days/ 14 nights
Services included: 14 nights accommodation as described, 2 days rental car (compact) including insurance without deductible (for Gamboa), all domestic flights, hotel transfer on arrival and transfer from David airport to the lodge at Mount Totumas and back, our fee.
Price: from about 2200 € per person for 2 travelers in high season (2021)