Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve Tours

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982, the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve protects one of the last areas of tropical rainforest in Central America — 1.3 million acres (525,000 hectares) in total. The mountainous landscape along the Río Plátano watershed is home to some 400 species of birds, 40 mammals and 120 reptiles and amphibians, a number of which are threatened or endangered.

Travelers hiking the reserve’s mountain trails or rafting along the Río Plátano or Río Seco might spot colorful harpy eagles, colorful macaws, howler monkeys, sloths and maybe even a puma or jaguar crouched in the undergrowth.

Besides its natural attractions, the biosphere reserve is also home to a population of about 2,000 indigenous Pech and Miskito residents who have largely preserved their traditional way of life.

Practical Info

Most transport within the reserve is by boat. June through September is the rainy season in the area, which can complicate travel.
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Address: La Mosquitía, Honduras
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3-Day Eco Tour from Tela

Get a little wild during your Honduras visit with this 3-day package of eco-adventure day trips from Tela. Kayak, snorkel, hike and spot wildlife during your visits to three of the country’s most beautiful natural reserves, including Parque Nacional Punta Sal, Punta Izopo National Park and Cayos Cochinos. During your trip you’ll get a taste for the traditional Garifuna culture of local residents, enjoy beach time and observe exotic mix of birds, monkeys, alligators, and marine life. Your eco-tour package also covers guides, park entrance fees and daily round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Punta Izopo Wildlife Refuge from Tela

Paddle through the lush mangrove forests of Punta Izopo Wildlife Refuge in search of adventure on this 7-hour kayaking trip. Glide through the maze of waterways that make up this unique ecological reserve, keeping your eyes peeled for the kingfishers and herons that call the area home. Finish your day by visiting a Garifuna village, where you can cool off with a swim at a local beach. This kayaking adventure includes a guide, park entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Crocodile Night Watching Tour at Punta Izopo from Tela

Get up close and personal with the night-loving wildlife of Punta Izopo National Park, including its elusive crocodiles, on a 5-hour nighttime kayaking tour. An estimated 70% of the wildlife that inhabits this protected area is nocturnal, meaning you’ll double your odds of spotting creatures like birds, reptiles, insects and mammals. Paddle your way through the maze of waterways that cut through the mangrove forests, keeping your eyes peeled for crocs as they hunt and swim. Your trip also includes a guide, park entrance fees, all equipment and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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