El Salvador, Central America
Location
8 Days
Duration

Highlights of El Salvador

Welcome to El Salvador, Central America!

ROUTE: San Salvador, Ataco, Barra de Santiago, Santa Ana, Tazumal, Suchitoto, La Palma, Costa del Sol

DURATION: 8 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • City tour of San Salvador
  • Visit to the National Park “Los Volcanes”
  • Stop at Barra de Santiago with visit the mangroves by boat
  • Guided tour of the colonial city of Santa Ana
  • Tazumal Mayan ruins visit to workshop producing indigo dye from Pre classic and Classic period of the Maya
  • Visit to the Archaeological Pre Hispanic “Cihuatán”
  • Visit the co-operative, la Semia de Dios
  • Leisure time at the beach in Costa del Sol
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • San Salvador – Arbol de Fuego, standard room
  • Ataco – Santa Leticia, standard room
  • Suchitoto – El Tejado , standard room
  • Costa del Sol – Pacific Paradise, standard room
DELUXE:
  • San Salvador – Sheraton, standard room
  • Ataco – Mission de Angeles, standard room
  • Suchitoto – Los Almendros de San Lorenzo, standard room
  • Costa del Sol – Tortuga Village, standard room
LUXURY:
  • Please inquire

 Included: 

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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Terms & Conditions

1

Day 1 Arrivial San Salvador

Upon arrival at airport in El Salvador, you will be warmly met by a representative, who will provide assistance and transfer to your accommodation to check-in.

Overnight: San Salvador

2

Day 2 San Salvador - Ataco

Activities:

  • 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.

Overnight: Ataco – (B)

3

Day 3 Barra de Santiago

Activities:

  • 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.

Overnight: Ataco – (B)

4

Day 4 Santa Ana - Tazumal - Suchitoto

Activities:

  • 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 colonial 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.

Overnight: Suchitoto – (B)

5

Day 5 Suchitoto - La Palma

Activities:

  • 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: Suchitoto – (B)

6

Day 6 Costa del Sol

Activities:

  • Transfer to the beach of the Costa del Sol.

Overnight: Costa del Sol – (B)

7

Day 7 Costa del Sol

Activities:

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

Overnight: Costa del Sol – (B)

8

Day 8 Transfer to Airport

Departure: Transfer to the airport in time for your flight. – (B)


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)


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Location Name: El Salvador, Central America
Area (SQ KM): 21,041
Population: 6,141,350
Capital: San Salvador
Language(s): Spanish, Nahua (among some Amerindians)
Religion: Catholics, evangelical Protestants
Currency: United States dollar - USD
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Electricity: 115 V
Phone Country Code to Call (El Salvador, Central America): 503


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