Looking for a way to get off the beaten path in Central America on your gap year? Honduras would be the perfect place for you to kick-off an amazing adventure and get lost in the old world charm of Central America. Slowly shedding the bad rap it has got to its name, Honduras is steadily emerging as a great backpacking destination for travelers of all ages and preferences. Honduras is a good news for all budget-minded travelers looking to do their gap year without burning a hole through their pockets, cause it is also one of the cheapest countries of Central America! Come seek out the beach-towns with us and don’t forget to hit the oh-so-sweet diving spots of Utila and Roatan while doing so. And when you’re not to drained by our adventure activities or captivated by the amazing beauty of, meet local people and travelers from different walks of life and start sharing your great travel stories!
Once occupied by the Spanish colonial masters, Honduras is a Central American country which is home to awe-inspiring Mayan ruins, beautiful colonial towns, pristine beaches along the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. If you are planning to set out for a backpacking trip across Central America, then there's no way to miss Honduras! Soak yourself in the tropical sun, hike through the rainforests, binge on the local food or attend Spanish classes - choose whatever suits your interests or best, try out everything! Meet amazing travelers from different parts of the world and live life to the fullest while exploring Honduras.
Gap Year in Honduras
Tours in Honduras
Explore the winding rivers of Central America and take a walk through lost civilizations in Honduras with us! From dozens of amazing National Parks to the sweet diving spots in Utila, from the beaches of Bay Islands to the magnificent Mayan ruins in Copán- Honduras is every traveler’s dream come true and every adventure seekers haven! Our short yet packing tours could be just what you need to experience Honduras’ best and collect another stamp on your passport while traveling abroad! And it’s not just going to be about the sights and scenes but about very authentic local experiences as well, like maybe hitting up a popular Honduran coffee plantation or a cigar factory maybe- both of which are in a league of their own in the world market. See for yourself how these world-class products are made! We are all ready to tick Honduras off your wanderlist. Are you?
All travelers need to acquire a visa for entering and visiting in Honduran diplomatic mission in their respective countries. Citizens of visa-exempt countries can stay in Honduras for a period of up to 90 days without any visa. Check the list of Visa-exempt countries and go ahead with your visa application accordingly.
Whatever suits you best! It’s completely your choice whether you want to go for a soul-searching solo adventure or some roof-raising time with your bunch of BFFs, or have a romantic getaway with your partner- our programs will accommodate you in any which way. If you are coming in a group of more than 5, we can also provide you with customized packages as well as amazing discounts.
Most of our adventure tours do not have a single supplement. This means that accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis, and if you are traveling alone, you’ll be sharing a room with another one of GDA’s traveler of the same sex. What could be better than bonding with your new travel mates and making amazing new friends along the way of your journey?
Some tours have optional single supplement for couples and solo travelers and a private room can be availed at an extra cost. The cost and details vary by trip so we suggest you to get in touch with your coordinators regarding the same beforehand.
If you’re traveling alone you’ll find some awesome travel mates along the way, and if you’re coming in a group, then you’ll get a chance to add a few more crazy adventurers into your gang. In case you want to get in touch with others who are traveling to Honduras, you can join our Facebook Group and chitchat with your fellow travelers!
You need to buy your Medical and Travel Insurance before setting out for your trip. GDA also provides the insurance facilities, at an additional cost.
We advise our participants to get in touch with their physicians regarding vaccination requirements and get the ones as instructed. Apart from routine vaccines, like your yearly flu shot, Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, MMR vaccine it is recommended to take shots for Hepatitis A&B, Rabies, Malaria and Typhoid for traveling in Honduras. Yellow Fever is also a risk in Honduras and it is a must to get a Yellow Fever vaccine before leaving for Honduras and show the proof of same upon entering the country.
You will need to carry extra money for personal expenses, add-on tours, eating out while traveling in Honduras. For basic personal expenses, a budget of 20-30 USD per week is more than sufficient barring the extra costs of add-on activities. If you’re planning on using credit/debit card in Honduras, it is advised to let your bank know about your travels beforehand so that they don’t suspicious of your account activity. We also advise all our participants to keep an emergency fund of 200 USD only to be used in case of any emergencies, if one arises.
You will be on the move a lot so our advice for you is to pack light. Casual clothing is generally the way to go when you’re visiting Honduras. The weather in Honduras as the temperature around the mountain regions and very hot with rain around the North Coast areas. The months of November to April constitute the dry season when the sun is super strong with some occasional shower and offshore breezes. Lightweight cotton and linens along with waterproofs are a must for this time. The wet season runs from May to October when it experiences tropical rains. Layering would be a good choice for this season so some light upper layers like fleece would be good to go and warmer clothes would be required for the mountain regions during this time.
Yes! We always advise our travelers to get some pre-nights and post-nights booking done if they want to explore more upon arrival or continue with their travels after the tour ends. In most cases, we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels, excluding European tours. If we are unable to provide you with the extra nights we will give you the name of a hotel you can contact directly. Please also note that extra accommodations must be booked outside of 30 days of departure.
Most of our adventures, apart from the volunteering programs do not include Airport transfers. We advise our travelers to arrange for a Taxi on Arrival as it is the most economical and efficient way to go about this. If you would prefer a pre-arranged transfer, we can provide the same for you at an additional cost from your point of Arrival. Do get in touch with your coordinators for more information.