Explore El Salvador
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Explore El Salvador

Overview

Discovering El Salvador. Discover the natural beauty of El Salvador. Find waterfalls, hot springs, black sand beaches and more, during this 7 days travel package. All around the “Flowers Route” there are villages with coffee, lots of handicrafts, and gastronomical fairs.

You will start your journey in guided tours to the beautiful city of San Salvador, the most important city in the country. Other colonial cities of Suchitoto and Perquin. Explore a sanctuary a School Project. The trip ends with some relaxing time in the sun of a magnificent black sand beach.

❂ Highlights

  1. City tour of San Salvador
  2. Tour to the Flowers Route
  3. Maya site of Tazumal  
  4. San Andres Archaeological Site
  5. UNESCO World Heritage Site for Humanity Joya de Ceren
  6. City tour of Suchitoto
  7. Kayak tour at Lake Suchitlan

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Explore El Salvador

Explore El Salvador

Itinerary

Our guide will welcome you at the El Salvador International airport and take you to your hotel. Explore the beautiful city of San Salvador and enjoy the delicious food that the city offers in one of its restaurants.

 

San Salvador is the capital of El Salvador and is the country’s most populated municipality, as well as its most important political, cultural, educational and financial center.

 

The city is modern with wide boulevards and narrow streets, outdoor markets, high rising buildings, museums, monuments, and other cultural institutions. This city is set against the backdrop of the San Salvador Volcano, which provides majestic views.

A fascinating tour over the ‘Apaneca’ mountain range, the journey begins in Nahuizalco, a town with a lot of indigenous backgrounds.

 

A few kilometers above the mountains we will find Juayua a village with coffee all around this area, lots of handcrafts, exhibits and a gastronomical fair on the weekends. Also, visit a beautiful waterfall known as Los Chorros de la Calera. 

 

Later explore Concepcion de Ataco, a colorful town that still preserves its cobblestone streets.

Departing after breakfast we will first stop at the ‘Tazumal’ site in ‘Chalchuapa’ just some 45 minutes from Ataco. After walking the site and visiting the small museum, we would continue on to San Andres. A ceremonial site with pyramid ruins.

 

We will finish our Mayan exploration day at ‘Joya de Ceren’ just some 20 minutes from San Andres. This site is El Salvador’s only UNESCO World Heritage site. It is known as the Pompeii of the Americas.

 

We will finish our day in picturesque Suchitoto, which overlooks Lake Suchitlán, a breathtaking reservoir that can be visited by boat.

Today you will enjoy the Suchitoto town tour. Find a treasured past and a celebrated present-day cultural life, Suchitoto is widely known through El Salvador for its church and cobblestone roads.

 

This city has a wide range of cultural activities such as art galleries, cultural centers, and handicrafts.

 

After lunch, we will drive to Los Tercios Waterfall (only water in the rainy season but always a neat basalt rock formation).

Early kayak tour to enjoy the beautiful views of the sunrise on Lake Suchitlán, a scenic, birding boat ride. Lake Suchitlán is also a bird migration zone with over 100 species. A true paradise for bird watching.

 

You will also have the opportunity to take a quick swim in a thermal hot spring and after breakfast, we will drive to El Tunco Beach.

El Tunco beach is located in the Pacific coast of El Salvador. It is known as one of the most famous tourism destinations in the country. Its popularity and enchantment makes it a very special and attractive place to be for all kinds of visitors.

Transfer to El Salvador International Airport for your departure flight.

Explore El Salvador

7 days & 6 nights
$1,200 / guest
  • Private transportation, door to door service
  • 6 nights accommodation: hoteles carefully selected
  • Local certified onsite guides
  • All park entrance fees
  • Daily breakfast
  • Taxes
  • Price does not include: flights, personal, travel and cancellation insurance and other expenses than indicated.

Extension ⇢

Hike to the must-see Volcanoes of El Salvador

Go to the Volcanoes Complex National Park, and ascend up the highest volcano in the country, the Santa Ana Volcano with a 7,822 feet (2,384 meter) peak. The four hour round trip trek is fitting for almost all fitness levels but some guests may find it demanding. At the peak, see views of Lake Coatepeque and the volcanoes of Cerro Verde and Izalco, as well as the Pacific Ocean on sunny days.

Upon embracing the summit of the volcano you see the fascinating turquoise lagoon that boils inside the crater, there is a view of almost 365 degrees of the land. After that, we will visit Lake Coatepeque, this is known as the most fine lake in all of the country. Have lunch here, and swim in the stimulating waters of this lake. 

Duration: full day. Price per person from: $100

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