Highlights of El Salvador

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS EL SALVADOR - Cerro Verde National Park - Suchitoto

1st Day – Airport - San Salvador

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

2nd Day – 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.

3rd Day - 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.

4th Day - 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.

5th Day - 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.

6th Day - Costa del Sol

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

7th Day - Costa del Sol

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

8th Day - Transfer to Airport

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

Hotel Arbol de Fuego

Avenida Antiguo Cuscatlan 11c
San SalvadorEl Salvador
00503 2275 7065
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    Hotel Hilton Princess

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

      3a Av. Norte, #58, Suchitoto,
      CuscatlanEl Salvador
      00503 2335 1769
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        Hotel Los Almendros de Suchitoto

        4a. Calle Poniente 2b next to Policia Nacional Civil, Suchitoto 01101,
        CuscatlanEl Salvador
        005032335 1200
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          Hotel Santa Leticia

          Km 86½ carretera de Sonsonate hacia Apaneca, Ahuachapán
          AhuachapánEl Salvador
          00503 2298 2986
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            Hotel Mision de Angeles

            Final 4a Avenida Norte, Concepción de Ataco
            AhuachapánEl Salvador
            00503 2404-1800
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              Hotel Pacific Paradise

              Costa del Sol" km. 75 Boulevard Costa del Sol, La Herradura
              La PazEl Salvador
              00503 2564-1777, 2564-1778
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                Hotel Tortuga Village

                Boulevard Costa del Sol, km 66 ½, La Paz, contiguo a res taurante La Hola
                La PazEl Salvador
                00503 2389-6284
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