History and Natural Heritage Vacation in El Salvador | Yampu Tours

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History and Natural Heritage Vacation in El Salvador

8 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $2102+

Tour Highlights

  • Learning the history of the country’s civil war during a tour of the memorial site and war museum.
  • Sipping some of El Salvador’s finest coffee during a visit to Santa Ana, one of the prime coffee growing regions.
  • Setting your sights on the beautiful volcanoes and valleys of the region before arriving at the magnificent Coatepeque Lake.
  • Walking to cobbled streets and colonial buildings of San Relaxing on the sandy bays of Cuco Beach, Salvador’s historic Old Town.
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Tour Overview

Let Yampu guide you with a comprehensive introduction to this vibrant country with History and Natural Heritage Vacation in El Salvador. Your tour begins in San Salvador before enjoying a visit to the town of La Palma, famous for its colorful wood handicrafts. Your tour also visits the quaint, colonial town of Suchitoto, the only village in El Salvador with cobblestone streets. This tour also includes an overnight on the beautiful El Cuco Beach on the Salvadorian coast.

Country Notes:

El Salvador:

US Citizens entering El Salvador will need to purchase a tourist card for $10.00 upon arrival. A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel alert for countries and territories where Zika virus has been found (Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela). If you are pregnant or plan to be pregnant, please consult your doctor before traveling to these countries.


Inclusions
Price includes hotel accommodating including daily continental or buffet breakfast; transfers between airports and hotels including baggage assistance; guided tours with a local, bilingual guide including entrance fees; and meals where specified.

Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.
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Pricing Details
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Double £$2102 £$2299 £$2597 £$2741
Single £$3920 £$4318 £$4752 £$5040

Prices shown above are per person, in US Dollars ($) or Pound Sterling (£) for residents in the UK. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

San Salvador


Flight to San Salvador. Upon arrival, be greeted for airport reception and transferred to the hotel.
Today will start in San Salvador here you will go to the historic center of the city with Iglesia el Rosario, Palacio Nacional, Teatro Nacional, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, where the remains of Monsignor Romero rest. After you will visit the Anthropology Museum David J. Guzman with the most archaeological finds displayed and gives a good idea of El Salvador's history. From here you will go to a little read more...


Flight to San Salvador. Upon arrival, be greeted for airport reception and transferred to the hotel.
Today will start in San Salvador here you will go to the historic center of the city with Iglesia el Rosario, Palacio Nacional, Teatro Nacional, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, where the remains of Monsignor Romero rest. After you will visit the Anthropology Museum David J. Guzman with the most archaeological finds displayed and gives a good idea of El Salvador's history. From here you will go to a little hand craft market.
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Day
2

Joya de Ceren- Santa Ana

Today, enjoy a tour of the archeological site of Joya de Ceren, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Joya de Ceren was a pre-Columbian Mayan village, known as the Pompeii of the Americas, after being covered by hot ashes as a result of the eruption of a nearby volcano, similar to the ancient Roman ruins Pompeii. One will also visit the pre-Hispanic ruins of San Andres and its ceremonial center. San Andres had contacts throughout present day Central America, and traded with Peten, Teotihuacan and Copan.
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Today, enjoy a tour of the archeological site of Joya de Ceren, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Joya de Ceren was a pre-Columbian Mayan village, known as the Pompeii of the Americas, after being covered by hot ashes as a result of the eruption of a nearby volcano, similar to the ancient Roman ruins Pompeii. One will also visit the pre-Hispanic ruins of San Andres and its ceremonial center. San Andres had contacts throughout present day Central America, and traded with Peten, Teotihuacan and Copan.
This afternoon, visit Santa Ana touring the city's beautiful theater and the turrets of the neo-gothic cathedral. The second largest city in El Salvador, Santa Ana is the country's major center for the coffee industry. Finally, visit Chalchuapa, for a short tour of the Pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site in Tazumal before returning to the hotel in San Salvador for an evening at leisure.
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Day
3

Ataco- Nahuizalco- Apaneca

Today, enjoy a full day tour beginning with the colorful town of Ataco. Here, one will visit a local coffee factory to learn the production progress from growing and harvesting to the delicious final product. This afternoon is at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Ataco before continuing to Nahuizalco. A small town with strong indigenous roots, Nahuizaclo is known for its wicker and famous for its evening market dating from ancient times. Late this afternoon you will transfer to the hotel in Apaneca.

Today, enjoy a full day tour beginning with the colorful town of Ataco. Here, one will visit a local coffee factory to learn the production progress from growing and harvesting to the delicious final product. This afternoon is at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Ataco before continuing to Nahuizalco. A small town with strong indigenous roots, Nahuizaclo is known for its wicker and famous for its evening market dating from ancient times. Late this afternoon you will transfer to the hotel in Apaneca.

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Day
4

Volcanoes National Park Tour

Today, visit Volcanoes National Park, which boasts impressive views of Izalco and Santa Ana’s volcanoes, and the Coatepeque Lake. During 1770 through 1958 Izalco Volcano erupted almost continuously and was popularly known as the “Lighthouse of the Pacific.” Santa Ana Volcano is the highest volcano in El Salvador and is 2,381 meters above sea level.
This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Coatepeque Lake before returning to the hotel in San Salvador.

Today, visit Volcanoes National Park, which boasts impressive views of Izalco and Santa Ana’s volcanoes, and the Coatepeque Lake. During 1770 through 1958 Izalco Volcano erupted almost continuously and was popularly known as the “Lighthouse of the Pacific.” Santa Ana Volcano is the highest volcano in El Salvador and is 2,381 meters above sea level.
This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Coatepeque Lake before returning to the hotel in San Salvador.

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Day
5

Volcanoes National Park- San Salvador

Today, visit Volcanoes National Park, which boasts impressive views of Izalco and Santa Ana's volcanoes, and the Coatepeque Lake. During 1770 through 1958 Izalco Volcano erupted almost continuously and was popularly known as the Lighthouse of the Pacific. Santa Ana Volcano is the highest volcano in El Salvador and is 2,381 meters above sea level. This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Coatepeque Lake before returning to the hotel in San Salvador.

Today, visit Volcanoes National Park, which boasts impressive views of Izalco and Santa Ana's volcanoes, and the Coatepeque Lake. During 1770 through 1958 Izalco Volcano erupted almost continuously and was popularly known as the Lighthouse of the Pacific. Santa Ana Volcano is the highest volcano in El Salvador and is 2,381 meters above sea level. This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Coatepeque Lake before returning to the hotel in San Salvador.

Day
6

Civil War Tour

This morning, transfer to Perquin. This region of the country was a stronghold of the guerilla movement during the Civil War and the site of El Mozote Massacre. Here, tour the war museum and El Mozote memorial site before transferring to the Hotel Perkin Lenca for an evening at leisure.

This morning, transfer to Perquin. This region of the country was a stronghold of the guerilla movement during the Civil War and the site of El Mozote Massacre. Here, tour the war museum and El Mozote memorial site before transferring to the Hotel Perkin Lenca for an evening at leisure.

Day
7

El Cuco Beach

This morning, transfer along the Salvadorian Coast to the beautiful El Cuco Beach for the day at leisure. Overnight at Las Flores Hotel on El Cuco Beach.

This morning, transfer along the Salvadorian Coast to the beautiful El Cuco Beach for the day at leisure. Overnight at Las Flores Hotel on El Cuco Beach.

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Day
8

San Salvador

Today, depart El Cuco and transfer to the airport for the international flight home.

Today, depart El Cuco and transfer to the airport for the international flight home.

San Salvador, El Salvador

Apaneca, Ahuachapan, El Salvador

Suchitoto, Cuscatlan, El Salvador

Perquín, El Salvador

Playa El Cuco, El Cuco, San Miguel, El Salvador

Places You'll See

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    Playa El Cuco

    At Playa El Cuco, enjoy the dark sands that fade into the clear blue ocean. Here, one can enjoy a medley of different activities including surfing, trips to the inspiring waterfalls and hot springs, as well as trekking up the active volcano of Chaparrastique.

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    Suchitoto

    Suchitoto is one destination that can fulfill every person’s interests from the outdoor adventurist to the art focused. Enjoy the weekly markets along the cobblestone streets that are lined with local artisans or trek to the numerous volcanoes and waterfalls nearby. The colonial buildings will captivate every type of traveler.

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    Perquin

    The area of Perquin is surrounded by local coffee plantations and is home to the Museum of the Revolution. This museum focuses on artifacts from the Salvadorian Civil War which lasted over twelve long years.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

San Salvador : Hotel Terra Bella

San Salvador : Eco Hotel Arbol de Fuego

Suchitoto : El Tejado

4 Star Properties

San Salvador : Hilton Princess

San Salvador : Holiday Inn

Suchitoto : La Posada de Suchitlan (Colonial)

Perquin : Perkin Lenca (Habitaciones)

5 Star Properties

San Salvador : Sheraton Presidente

San Salvador : Intercontinental Hotel Real

Perquin : Perkin Lenca (Cabanas)

Luxury Properties

San Salvador : Intercontinental Hotel Real (Executive)

San Salvador : Hilton Princess (Executive)

San Salvador : Sheraton Presidente (Sheraton Club)

Suchitoto : San Lorenzo Boutique

Perquin : Perkin Lenca (Bungaloo)

Testimonials

Frank

Traveled February, 2010

Thank you very much for organizing a most successful overland trip through central-america.

I returned home safe and sound on Sunday. Thank you very much for organizing a most successful overland trip through central-america. I am thinking seriously about a third overland trip through south-america in the next year or so. Thank you again for arranging a very successful and most enjoyable itinerary. I will contact you again in the next couple of months about similar trips through south-america and the Caribbean.

Donna, travel agent

Traveled November, 2012

We will be using you in the future

My client said it was one of her best trips EVER! They loved the last place they stayed she said it was paradise! Good Job Karolina! We will be using you in the future!

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