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El Salvador History & Culture Tour

8 Days 7 Nights

8 Days 7 Nights to discover the culture and history of El Salvador, visiting the capital town, colonial cities, archaeological sites and fantastic touristic routes

Resume

  • 9Day 1: Arrival – San Salvador
  • 9Day 2: City Tour
  • 9Day 3: Maya Route
  • 9Day 4: Colonial Volcano Route
  • 9Day 5: Cihuatan and Ecoturism La Palma
  • 9Day 6: Peace Route
  • 9Day 7: La Bermuda Suchitoto
  • 9Day 8: Transfer Out

Highlights

  • NSan Salvador
  • NJoyas de Ceren
  • NThe Volcanoes National Park
  • NMorazan
  • NLa Bermuda Suchitoto

Difficulty

  • NModerate

Pick up / Drop off locations

  • NEl Salvador International Airport

Activities

  • NHistory
  • NArchaeology
  • NArchitecture
  • NNature

Group size

  • NMinimum 2

You will visit

  • NEl Salvador

Holiday Type

  • NTailor-made
  • NSet Departures

Trip Style

  • NCouples
  • NSmall Groups
  • NFamilies

Comfort level

  • NStandard to Luxury

Transportation

  • NMinibus
  • NSUV

Physical demand

  • NTrip may include activities like walks

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – San Salvador

Welcome at the airport by one of our representatives, transfer to San Salvador City 49 Kms away (35 mins).

Overnight at San Salvador. Optional: DiscoTour -visit the main bars and restaurants areas of SanSalvador (5hrs)

Day 2: City Tour

Visit the main streets and monuments of San Salvador, the Historic City Center: The Metropolitan Cathedral, The National Palace and the National Theatre.

Visit the Anthropology Museum. Then, transfer to the area of parks visit to the area parks (Planes de Renderos) (20 Kms) and La Puerta del Diablo, a natural rock formation with apanoramic view of San Vicente volcano and Lake Ilopango.

Enjoy one of El Salvador most popular and delicious national dishes: the famous Salvadorian Pupusas.

Overnight in San Salvador.

Day 3: Maya Route

Visit the archaeological site Joya de Ceren (35 Kms), declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1993. Later, visit the Ruins of San Andres.

Lunch at the city of Santa Ana and scenic tour through the city: Santa Ana’s Gothic Cathedral and the Santa Ana’s Theater. Visit the archaeological site Casa blanca and Tazumal Ruins.

Back to San Salvador

Day 4: Colonial Volcano Route

Visit The Volcanoes National Park (75K ms approx.) and sight seeing of Cerro Verde, Izalco Volcano, Llamatepec Volcano and Coatepeque Lake. Then, visit the coffee mountains of El Salvador and the artisan towns of Apaneca, Ataco and Nahuizalco.

Back to San Salvador

Day 5: Cihuatan and Ecoturism La Palma

The city of Cihuatan is the largest known archaeological site in El Salvador and has long remained Central Americas least known and most spectacular treasure. Its name means Place of women and has one of the greatest historic ball games found in the country.

Later, transfer to the mountains of Chalatenango in the north of the country visit the artisan village of La Palma, where you can watch the craftsmen of the place, hand paint typical crays of the area with designs by the famous Salvadorean painter Fernando Llort.

Overnight at La Palma. Night free to enjoy the surrounding sand the forest

Day 6: Peace Route

Very early in the morning Transfer to Perquin town in the mountains of Morazan, in the north east of the country, where was in tensely lived the conflict in the 80s. Visit a precious treasure recognized as National Heritage and considered El Salvador’s main cave painting the Corinto Caveor Holy Spirit Cave, the War Museum, that keeps that part of history of our country and the natural surroundings of Rio Sapo.

Day 7: La Bermuda Suchitoto

Breakfast, departure to La Bermudan, an archaeological site representing first location of the Salvadorean capital of San Salvador. San Salvador was established here in 1528, while the Conquest was still in progress. This site is one of the best preserved Conquest period Spanish sites in the hemisphere.

Later, visit Suchitoto, in Nahuatl Place of Bird and Flower. It seems that this colonial style city fall sleep at the (made with its mud-brick structure houses and international cuisine. The hotel sarenoted for their charmand beauty, proof of this is Los Almendros de San Lorenzo and La Posada de Suchitlan. Boat trip at long the Suchitlan Lake included.

Day 8: Transfer Out

Three hours before flight departure to the Handicraft Market of San Salvador to make the last shopping of the voyage.

Transfer to Airport of El Salvador. Have a nice Trip

Coatepeque Lake

Coatepeque Lake

Juayua

Juayua

City Hall of Santa Ana

City Hall of Santa Ana

Tazumal

Tazumal

Joyas de Ceren

Joyas de Ceren

Suchitoto

Suchitoto

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