HONDURAS BUTTERFLY TOUR
Consider a Honduras butterfly tour with Fauna Ventures when choosing your next vacation. Most importantly, our tour price includes hotels, meals, butterfly guides, land transportation while you’re in Honduras, and all entry fees for nature reserves. There are not many nature tours that combine history, culture, and wildlife, and our tour offers the best Honduras has to offer. Honduras is a great country to visit with a dynamic natural environment that will be a feast for your eyes. Above all, our Honduras butterfly tour is filled with plenty of butterflies and adventure, yet, we still find time to relax and escape the day-to-day rush. Contact us to learn more and sign up today or check out our other destinations!
Standing out amidst the dazzling array of butterflies is a special group of skippers called ‘scarlet-eyes.’ Most of them are crepuscular in habit, with many considered as ‘rare’ within their respective ranges. A total of 30 species have been documented at both properties. One spot in particular, “Skipper Pass’ at Emerald Valley, harbors the highest diversity of these skippers and we will spend a total of up to five late afternoons there.
Join us for this small group specialty tour September 1-8, 2023
HONDURAS BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL & CONSERVATION TOUR
Join us on January 2024 for a unique adventure we call the Honduras Butterfly Festival and Conservation Tour. This tour perfectly blends beautiful tropical butterflies and a worthwhile conservation cause. This event will consist of six teams, each led by an expert who knows Neotropical butterflies, in a friendly competition to see which group records the most species. Proceeds from the event will be utilized to publish the future Guide to the Butterflies of Honduras. Robert Gallardo and Olivia Diaz have worked diligently on this photographic guide since 2016. They have brought the country’s list up to 1,250 species, including discovering its first three endemics. Your participation in the Honduras Butterfly Conservation Tour will directly contribute to completing this massive conservation project.
January 2024, dates TBA.
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Hairstreaks and Highlands
This tour focuses on two areas in Honduras: a private property called Bio Parque Paradise located at the species-rich Lake Yojoa basin and an area in the southwestern highlands called Opatoro-Guajiquiro. The trip provides a nice combination of variable habitats and elevations to reveal a large diversity of hairstreaks, brushfoots, skippers and the country’s first endemic species…
April 2024, dates TBA.
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WHY VISIT HONDURAS?
Honduras is steeped in history, having been populated by indigenous peoples for most of its history. However, most of these were wiped out with the arrival of the Europeans, but there are still descendants in the western highlands. Peppered with Mayan ruins, tourists visit Honduras to escape, it having a population of only about 8.5 million people. There are wonderful beaches that are less crowded than other hop spots in the Caribbean, and with coasts on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, you will find superb snorkeling and diving with coral reefs, sea turtles, and whale sharks galore.
Honduras is a hotspot of flora and fauna, boasting large tracts of rainforest and varied habitat. Chock full of ecotourism wonders, you can see jungles, waterfalls, and mountain ranges full of biodiversity to fill the soul. You can see a huge variety of wildlife, from exotic birds to pumas, jaguars, and ocelots. There have been over 1,200 species of butterflies documented in Honduras, and being a short flight from the US, Honduras is a great place to see butterflies. Sign up for our Central American butterfly tour today!
- Dinner recommendations
- In-country transportation
- Butterfly tour guide prices
- Park fees
- Soft drinks
We try our best to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please make your trip guide aware of these requests as early as possible before the trip.
- Private Van
HOW YOUR BUTTERFLY TRIP PROCEEDS CAN HELP SAVE FLORA AND FAUNA
- Your money goes into a foundation that works to have a course that trains naturalist guides in the country to interpret the natural world to travelers
- We help to purchase additional lands to conserve
- We are hoping to build the first nature center/museum for school kids and visiting scientists
BUTTERFLY SPECIES IN HONDURAS:
- Green-celled Cattleheart
- Green-patch Swallowtail
- Common Morpho
- Tiger-striped Leafwing
- Astala Eighty-Eight
- Godman’s Sarota
- Cramer’s Metalmark
- Inca Metalmark
- Rusted Clearwing-Satyr
- Ruby-Eye Skippers
- Scarlet-Eye Skippers
SEE BUTTERFLIES IN CENTRAL AMERICA
Butterflies are wonderful to behold. While their history on planet Earth has long been in question, most researchers agree that butterflies have been around for hundreds of thousands of years. One of the most beloved animals on the planet, this tiny insect has been captivating hearts and been the subject of many a romantic poem for generations. There’s something about butterflies that bring a smile to people’s faces.
Fauna Ventures specializes in butterfly tours, including Honduras butterfly tours. We love seeing our guests’ expressions as they see some of the most beautiful butterflies in person for the first time. Butterflies are simply joyful and a true delight to watch. Join us for our upcoming Honduras butterfly tour in the species-rich Lake Yojoa bio-region today!
- National Language: Spanish
- Honduras was a former Spanish colony and 90% of its population is classified as “Mestizo” which is a European and Latin American descent.
- It is traditional for a guest to bring flowers to the hostess when they come for dinner
- Casual wear is socially acceptable; however, swimwear and shorts are not to be worn other than by the swimming pool.
- The agricultural lifestyle is prevalent for most of Honduras’s people
- Community is very important for the people of this country. Religious and local festivals are celebrated to bring people together over a common identity, knowledge, and appreciation. These are filled with traditional costumes and music.
HISTORY OF CONSERVATION IN HONDURAS
Like most developing nations in the last few centuries, many measures were taken that negatively impacted wildlife, from deforestation to the use of pesticides that were dangerous to native flora and fauna. However, with the increasing awareness that wildlife needs to be conserved for future generations, Honduras has taken many steps in the last few decades to conserve, protect, and defend native flora and fauna by establishing many national parks, nature reserves, and protected forest areas. These steps along with help from dozens of environment groups and nonprofits have helped Honduras become a great nature vacation destination.
CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN HONDURAS
Both the government of Honduras and wildlife organizations have been leading the charge to protect vital habitat from destruction. In fact, about 30% of the country is under some sort of conservation status, which is a large percentage, indeed for a country the size of Honduras. It has 91 protected areas that have been proposed and established. With programs initiated such as the reintroduction of wildlife to their native environments and preserving vast tracts of vital forest habitat from deforestation, Honduras is poised to become a model for both human and animal cohesiveness, as well as become a prime area for ecotourism vacations.
HONDURAS ECOLOGICAL FUN FACTS
- The coral reefs in Honduras are part of the Great Barrier Reef – the second largest reef in the world
- The Mayan Ruins of Copan (which we visit on our trip extension) have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980
- Of the 110 mammal species in Honduras, over 51 of them are bats
- According to ancient folklore, every year a large storm enters the land called the “Rain of Fish” and throws hundreds of fish from the sea onto the land. The villagers then gather the fish all and have a massive feast.
- Honduras is rich in natural resources and has many exports including tropical fruits, sugar cane, and minerals
BOOK A HONDURAS BUTTERFLY TOUR TODAY
Consider a Honduras butterfly tour with Fauna Ventures when choosing your next vacation. Our tour price includes hotels, meals, butterfly guides, land transportation while you’re in Honduras, and all entry fees for nature reserves. There are not many nature tours that combine history, culture, and wildlife, and our tour offers the best Honduras has to offer. Honduras is a great country to visit with a dynamic natural environment that will be a feast for your eyes. Our Honduras butterfly tour is filled with plenty of butterflies and adventure, yet, we still find time to relax and escape the day-to-day rush. Contact us to learn more and sign up today!