Yes, you have the option to pre-book airport transfers (arrival only) and secondly the option to pre-book pre and post tour nights.These extra services should be added to your booking.
UK citizens do not need a visa for Honduras, but these things can change. So please click here and check out the current situation. That website will also tell you if a visa is required for any other nationalities. Make sure you find out if you need a visa at least a month before departure so you do not run out of time.
If you need a visa, please contact your nearest embassy unless you choose to use a visa service. Shoestring does not organize your visa. You are responsible for having a valid passport and visa when you travel. You can also obtain the visa through a specialized visa agency like www.travcour.com.
Roaming agreements exist with international mobile phone companies. Coverage is generally good along the coasts and around major towns. Internet cafes exist in major towns.
If you book alone you will share your room with a fellow traveler (same sex when possible) unless you have booked a single room.
In the big cities, especially in markets and bus stations there are pickpockets. To prevent them succeeding: stash money and valuables beneath your clothing, in a non-visible position. Keep some ready money to hand, so you do not have to search through all your money in the middle of the street. If your day backpack contains valuables, carry it on your stomach. Also, carry your camera round your neck and tie it to a solid belt. Few robberies occur and when this happens, it is normally in desolated places which you should try and avoid. There is no need to be worried, but there is good reason to exercise caution. Bandits occasionally hold up buses in the countryside. The odds are less than one in 1000, but when this happens, it is well organized. You will be requested to hand over all your valuables, and would be wise to do so. Any valuables should be kept locked in a bag/safe at your hotel or entrusted with the staff at reception.
The following festivals and public holidays are celebrated in Honduras:
The Virgin of Suyapa Festival: 2-11 February .Pilgrims come from far and wide to pray to the tiny wooden image, dwarfed in its grand church, the Basílica de Suyapa in Tegucigalpa.
The ‘Feria Centroamericana de Tourismo y Artesanía', an international art fair is organized every year in Tegucigalpa from December 6.
The Fiesta de San Isidro May. It is one of the best of Honduras' many carnivals, taking place each year in La Ceiba in honour of the city's patron saint.
Fiesta of San Antonio. June. Although Hondurans are endeavouring to persuade visitors that they are not solely to be associated with bananas, pineapples and ferocious tropical storms, it must be admitted that Tela is mainly famous for being a banana port. As well as bananas however, the town also has a fine beach and the riotous week-long Fiesta of San Antonio each June.
Fiesta of San Juan Batista. June
Hurricanes are most likely from September to October, though they rarely hit Honduras directly. February and March are probably the best months to see wildlife because the weather is fairly stable across the country; the trails and roads are drying out but the trees and underbrush are still full and green.
The best weather occurs in Honduras during February and March, the roads are dry, the weather is predictable and the vegetation and tree canopies are lush.
What voltage and plugs are in use in Honduras? Please click here to check what voltage and plugs are in use in this country. You could consider taking a universal electric plug.
Please check the world clock in order to find out the exact time difference with your own country.
If you want to take a travel guide or map, we suggest you click on Lonely Planet.