This half-day tour starts with a scenic drive to the west of the island. Here, your first green-fingered stop of the day is the Carambola Botanical Gardens. This 40-acre site is a real Eden-like paradise, complete with rare orchids, exotic spices and fruit trees. There’s even a chocolate tree – Willy Wonka eat your heart out. Next up is the Roatan Butterfly Farm. This tropical garden is home to native butterflies and birds, including macaws, parrots and toucans. Once you’ve had your fill of bird-spotting, you’ll head on to the rustic village of West End – a living snapshot of the Caribbean as it used to be. Here, you’ll have some free time to stop for refreshments, meet the locals and explore the snow-white sands. Lastly, you’ll head up to the highest point on the island – a lookout that offers up the best panoramas around. On the way back to port you’ll have a chance to buy locally-made cigars and handicrafts. Seashells, cut stone and beaded jewellery top the take-home list.
You'll walk along dirt trails so comfortable walking shoes are recommended. There are about 200 steps on the optional walk at the Botanical Gardens.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity. • Great choice for families.