Highlights of El Salvador

Destinations Cerro Verde National Park, Suchitoto, San Salvador, Barra de Santiago, Santa Ana, Costa del Sol
Category Adventure
Duration 8 days / 7 nights
Location El Salvador

Day 1 – Airport - San Salvador
Day 1 – Airport - San Salvador

Transfer from the airport to San Salvador, capital of El Salvador. Overnight in San Salvador.

Day 2 – San Salvador - Ataco
Day 2 – San Salvador - Ataco

You will start the day with a City tour of San Salvador that takes you to you the Historic Center with the Church el Rosario, National Palace, National Theater and the Metropolitan Cathedral, where the remains of Monsignor Romero rest in a tomb. Transfer to the National park “Los Volcanes". Here you will see the incredible topography of the volcanoes of Izalco, Santa Ana and Cerro Verde. The volcanoes are located within beautiful scenery and have a wide biodiversity. There are many species of animals living inside the park; among them are many types of hummingbirds and the black birds known as "chara" and toucans. During an easy walk you have great views to Lake Coatepeque and the cone of the Izalco volcano. Transfer to Ataco where you will stay the night.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 - Barra de Santiago
Day 3 - Barra de Santiago

Early in the morning we will go to Barra de Santiago. The ultra-remote Barra de Santiago, on the northern Pacific coast, a national park with estuaries and mangroves behind a sandbar. Visit the mangroves by boat and spot all kinds of birds, iguanas, lizards, marine mammals, shellfish, sea turtles, crocodiles and blue crabs. Female sea turtles wait until it is dark and then slowly walks towards the beach from the ocean. They will dig a nest on the beach and lay their eggs. You will have the opportunity to learn about and participate in conservation efforts that are carried out by the beach community (August-December) If you are lucky you will be able to release baby sea turtles. Sea turtle eggs have been collected and re-nested in incubation hatcheries along El Salvador’s coastline. Another night in Ataco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 - Santa Ana - Tazumal - Suchitoto
Day 4 - Santa Ana - Tazumal - Suchitoto

In the morning, you will go to colonial city of Santa Ana, Salvador's second largest city, and take a guided tour. On this walking tour, your guide will take you to see the colonials houses around the main city square. According to several sources, Santa Ana's architecture is unmatched anywhere else in the country, with highlights like the Santa Ana's Neo- Gothic Cathedral, the Theater and the Palacio Municipal, which you will visit. Tazumal is your next stop and it is the most important and impressive Mayan ruins of El Salvador and Casa Blanca where you can see a workshop producing indigo dye from Pre classic and Classic period of the Maya. Transfer to Suchitoto where you will stay the night.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 - Suchitoto -La Palma
Day 5 - Suchitoto -La Palma

You leave to Chalatenango, where you visit the Archaeological Pre Hispanic “Cihuatán”, also considered one of the greatest archaeological sites in El Salvador, with an area estimated at about 3 square kilometers (1.2 square miles). This was an important trading route with the Caribbean coast in Honduras. Then visit La Palma ecological area of Chalatenango, characterized by craftwork made in the style of “palmeño”. The town that shows the development of the handicraft industry from the 1970s recognized the contribution of Salvadoran artist Fernando Llort. It is also known as the “Capital of Handicrafts” or “Cradle of Peace”. Visit the co-operative, la Semia de Dios, which was founded by Fernando in 1977. You will find quality handwork in the shop and can see how it is made in the workshop behind. In addition you will have the opportunity to take part in the production of one of these pieces and you will be able to take it home as a keepsake from your visit to this special corner of El Salvador. Overnight in Suchitoto.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 - Costa del Sol
Day 6 - Costa del Sol

Transfer to the beach of the Costa del Sol. Overnight at the Costa del Sol.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 - Costa del Sol
Day 7 - Costa del Sol

"Leisure time at the beach. Another night at the Costa del Sol. "

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 - Transfer to Airport
Day 8 - Transfer to Airport

"Transfer to the airport in time for your flight. "

San Salvador

Hotel Arbol de Fuego

Avenida Antiguo Cuscatlan 11c
San Salvador El Salvador
00503 2275 7065


Hotel Hilton Princess

Av. Magnolias Y Blvd. del hipodromo
San Salvador El Salvador
00503 2268 4545

Included

  • American Breakfast
  • English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to sites - parks - etc.
  • Entrance Tkt to places of interest
  • Private Transportation
  • Taxes

 


 

Not Included

  • Any additional/extra tours or park fees
  • Any other service not mentioned in the “included” list or the itinerary
  • Extras at hotels
  • International Flights
  • Late check-out or early check-in
  • Personal and/or medical expenses
  • Visa and Inmigration Taxes

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