Santa Ana Volcano Hike + Lake Sunset Swim
Hike an Active Volcano and enjoy the impressive and amazing views around. The Santa Ana Volcano is the highest volcano in El Salvador and the third highest point in the country, 2381 mts (7812 ft) above sea level. Recommended for people that have never done a volcano hike. The difficulty is considered easy-medium...for a volcano hike, its a two hour hike up to the summit were you can take around 20 minutes to eat something or just take lots of pictures of the crater and the surrounding valleys and volcanoes. 2 hours more to come down, then you get to the parking lot and get ready to visit the Lake Coatepeque, probably the most beautiful lake in the country. The Lake Coatepeque is also part of the volcanic movements underground, youre actually swimming in the crater of the Coatepeque Caldera. Enjoy the sunset behind the mountains and then head back to San Salvador.
Pickup is at around 7:30am, Hike starts at 10:30. The terrain is at fist flat with some stairs. The last hour up you are basically under the sun, no more trees over you and is a little steep, but nothing too difficult.
Included: pickup, bilingual guide, entrance fees, lake visit, dropoff, lots of fun!
7:30am: pickup at your hotel. 2 hour drive to the volcano, we make a bathroom stop in a gas station where you can buy water or snacks. 10am: We arrive to the Cerro Verde Park and get ready for the hike which starts at 11am. Police agents come with us for extra protection. 1pm arrival to Crater, 20min break for pictures. Then we walk down the same way, we hop in our car and go to the Lake, arrive around 4pm. We see the sunset at the lake and then we drive back to San Salvador. Estimated time of arrival 6pm.