Humans and History in Honduras

Study Anthropology in Honduras

A large part of the Honduran population still lives below the poverty line. When shopping for goods and souvenirs in Honduras, buy directly from local merchants as often as you can. That way the dollars spent during your overseas adventure t study anthropology in Honduras will make a much bigger impact.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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This morning, you’ll arrive in San Pedro Sula. Your guide will meet you at the airport to begin your tour of this Central American destination. You’ll head straight to the Guamilito Market and spend time browsing through the stalls of Honduran goods, cigars, flowers, and souvenirs. After a busy few hours at the market, you’ll join your group and head to the Museum of Anthropology and History, an important museum that covers the history of Honduras and the surrounding area from pre-colonial times to present day.

Today the group will board a bus for a 3-hour drive to the Capan Ruinas. Once you arrive, you’ll tour this significant archaeological park developed on the site of an expansive Mayan settlement. Excavations in the park continue, but experts believe the site dates back to at least 800 A.D. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you’ll spend the rest of the day exploring the area at your pace before meeting the group and heading to Copan for the night. 

This morning, the group will head to the Macaw Mountain Bird Park just outside of Copan. Here you’ll tour this private bird reserve that is home to numerous macaws, native to Central America. The reserve is also home to many other Central American birds too. After your tour of the reserve, the group will head back to Copan and have the afternoon to explore the small town at your leisure. 

The group will board another bus this morning and leave Copan behind. You’ll head south to Lago de Yojoa, the largest lake in the country. The lake bed was formed by volcanic activity in this region. The area is teeming with wildlife, estimated to include more than 400 species of birds. Spend your day in Lago de Yojoa fishing and exploring the communities around the lake. The group will board a bus late this evening for an overnight drive to La Ceiba on the country’s north coast. 

There is so much to do in La Ceiba that you’ll have the entire day here to choose what sounds most fun to you. Your guide can help you arrange a rafting trip on the Cangrejal River, a canopy tour via zip-line, canoe and kayak rentals for exploring on water, and so much more. Grab some snorkel gear and spend your day on the pristine beaches checking out the abundant marine life teeming just below the surface. 

This morning, you’ll board a ferry to carry you from La Ceiba to the Honduran island of Roatan. You can spend your day on Roatan snorkeling the coral reef that surrounds the entire island. You can spend the day in West End, which is a small town on the island offering cafes and restaurants, local shops and more. You might also choose to take a boat tour to explore the island from the water. After a full day on Roatan, the group will dine together on your last evening in Honduras. 

You’ll take the ferry back to La Ceiba this morning before boarding a bus for the trip back to San Pedro Sula. Once you arrive, you’ll have a few last minutes to pick up any souvenirs or eat one last baleada, before boarding your flight home.

Honduras offers tremendous opportunity for overseas adventure to study anthropology. From the bustling cities to the lush jungles, historic sites and pristine beaches, there is something for everyone in this Central American country.


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