Pico Bonito in Honduras


Resplendent quetzal photo by By Joseph C Boone on Wikimedia Commons.

Resplendent quetzal photo by By Joseph C Boone on Wikimedia Commons.

I'm not much of a lister but there is one bird that haunts me. Years ago I went to Guatemala to see many things including resplendent quetzal. I heard it. I saw it's shadow but I didn't get it. So I'm going to try for it in Honduras at Pico Bonito...want to come with me? We'll laugh, we'll drink, we'll see some of Honduras's 700 species of birds--and we will come home well rested.

We will start our trip by visiting Panama Lodge in search of the quetzal and then head to Pico Bonito where we will drink in lovely cotinga, collared aracari's, keel-billed toucans and red-capped manakins. It will be a lovely getaway to exotic birds. 

Situated between two fast-moving rivers--the Colorado and the Corinto--the luxury lodge nestles in the lap of Pico Bonito National Park where 270,000 acres of tropical rainforest rise from the near sea level to the 8000 foot peak that gives the park its name. Much of this land is unexplored and unexploited. Jaguars and pumas still hunt here as spider monkeys bounce through the trees. 

For a more detailed itinerary, visit Wildside Tours

February 21
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