The trip starts from your hotel, we pickup in El Sunzal, El Tunco at aprox 7:00 and from San Salvador and Santa Tecla at aprox 8am. We drive to Tazumal early in the morning, to avoid the noon heat. We walk aprox 1 hour in the archaeological park and we explain you about Mayan Culture and settlements in El Salvador. Then we drive to Concepcion de Ataco, the most popular town of the Ruta de las Flores, Ataco is full of Murals on the streets and a great place for Shopping, arguably the best Coffee in the country is produced here. We walk around Ataco checking its beautiful and creative murals. Then we drive one hour to Volcanoes National Park in Cerro Verde inactive volcano, you can have a late lunch, a beer or coffee with a great view from the viewpoints. Then we return back to San Salvador at around 16:30-17:00. Bring, sunblock, rainjacket and money for food and drinks, mosquito repellant, good walking shoes.
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Accesibilities of The Activity
|Food & Drink||We stop at a small store to buy water and snacks, food is available after the hike.|
|Bathrooms||Bathrooms available before the start. No bathrooms once on the trail.|
|Lockers||No Lockers available. You can leave anything you dont need for the hike in the car.|
|Languages||French, Spanish, English|
|What is included?||Roundtrip transportation, tourguide, entrance to the National Park.|
|What is not included||Food, drinks.|
La Ruta de las Flores is located in the western side of El Salvador, its a "route" composed of small pintoresque towns which used to survive on Coffee production and are now exploiting tourism as a source of income. The most important of these towns are Ataco, Nahuizalco, Juayua and Apaneca. These lands used to belong to the natives which inhabited the area, then the lands were purchased by rich landowners who found a great soil to grow Coffee. The coffee was grown in the mountains and then transported down to the port on the Pacific to export it to USA. Now, coffee production is not profitable in El Salvador, unless you own many acres of land. Thats why many landowners are now including tourism in their coffee plantations. The Ruta de las Flores became famous around 10 years ago, when locals decided to organize Food Festivals on the weekends. You can come to Juayua and Ataco on a weekend and try the local food grilled in front of your eyes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tazumal is an archaeological site located in Chalchuapa and it has the biggest pyramid in El Salvador.
The structures also served as tombs, several tombs have been found inside the Structure 1, each tomb with its own offerings.
Sun Block, Sunglasses, Good hiking shoes, 1.5 lts of water, jacket or sweater.
Rainy season is from May through November.
The trips is completely customizable, it really depends how much you want to see.