Tegucigalpa is the Capital of Honduras, with a population of aproximately 1.5 million. Tegucigalpa was founded by the Spanish as a silver mining Village in 1578. Was a very important area of extraction of silver and copper for several years. Tegucigalpa is also the capital of the department of Francsisco Morazan. Its located in a valley, surrounded by mountains a geolocically separated from its twin city, Comayaguela, by the Rio Choluteca. Tegucigalpa is the base of the three Powers of State, Congress, Legislative Congress and Presidential House are all located here, reason for a lot of political debate between its citizens.
Several points of attracion are the Cathedral of Tegucigalpa in downtown, the Basilica de Suyapa which holds Honduras Virgin Patron, El Picacho Park and viewpoint, and nearby towns like Valle de Angeles, Santa Lucia and La Tigra National Park. Other further away interesting towns are Ojojona and Santa Ana, in the South of Tegucigalpa. Touristic spots in Honduras are generally safe, for sure safer than non-touristy places.
The Tour starts at around 9am at your hotel. We drive to downtown Tegucigalpa to check out the Peatonal area, a large pedestrian street with several shops around. We also check out the Main Plaza, Parque Central and the Congress building. Then we drive up to the mountains and visit El Picacho, its a park located in a mountain with a beautiful viewpoint of Tegucigalpa. Then we drive 1 hour to Valle de Angeles, a beautiful town in the mountains of Tegucigalpa. Valle de Angeles is famous for its shopping of traditional handcrafts. Then we return to Tegucigalpa to be back at your hotel at around 17:00. Price: $120 1-3 people.
Water, good walking shoes, sunblock, rainjacket, sunglasses.