Day Tour Starts: 08:30 am
From: San Salvador City
Tour Duration: 9 hrs
Definitely this is the perfect combination of culture and nature in the country. During this special Combo Day Tour you will visit the main highlights of El Salvador: The Volcanoes, Lake and Colonial Style Towns of the famous “Flower´s Route”.
First, visit the volcanoes and lakes of El Salvador. Cataloged as the “2nd 8th Wonder of the World for 2013″: the “Lake and Volcano Complex” in El Salvador is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the country as its bring together one of the most beautiful lakes in the world and a group of the most amazing volcanoes of El Salvador: The Izalco Volcano, The Santa Ana Volcano and Cerro Verde Volcano. Visit the Natural Protected Area of Cerro Verde and take a refreshing sigthseeing tour through the eco trails of the park (45 minutes approximately).
Cerro Verde is an inactive volcano located at an altitude of 2035 meters and length of 500 hectares of nature, it has a cloud forest in and around the crater with a temperature of between 12 and 18 degrees centigrade. From here you will enjoy panoramic views of Izalco Volcano better know as the “Lighthouse of the Pacific” because the boats were oriented with the red glow of the lava to reach the Acajutla port, the Santa Ana Volcano or “Ilamatepec Volcano” being the biggest volcano of the area, and the beauty of the nature in the surroundings of this National Park. It is a place where you will be surrounded by the wilderness or “dwarf forest”, where you can find pasture and some low-lying bushes, giant agaves, among others. The landscape is unique in Mesoamerica and it definitely worth the visit. On the way you will have sightseeing of the volcanic lake “Coatepeque”, cataloged amongst the most beautiful of the world.
In the afternoon, you will discover two of the most colorful towns of the Flower’s Route, named due the abundance of flowers in the area during specific seasons during the year, this route has amazing beautiful and calm colonial towns where the salvadoreans live peacefully enjoying the cold weather between the mountains. Visit Nahuizalco, town where you will watch the elaboration of handicrafts at the local market by the indigenous artisans whom are real descendents of Pipiles tribes, the most ancient culture that lived at those salvadorean territories. Later you will visit Ataco, look at the beautiful and colorful walls as if the town is a enormous art gallery, everywhere you go through its cobbled streets you will find this gorgeous local art expressions printed in the walls of the Colonial houses.
This is a whole different experience!
What to expect?
Private transportation with A/C, free pick up and drop off, bilingual tour guide, local entrances, local guide payments, bottled water, all taxes.
- Meeting Point at San Salvador City Hotels.
- This is a group tour with daily departures but you may ask for private services as well.
- Meals are not included
What to bring?
- Light clothes
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Extra water