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Trip Description and Itinerary

This is a customizable trip that includes visits to the most iconic places in El Salvador. We have planned a 3-day trip that includes a visit to San Salvador, Suchitoto, Santa Ana, Ruta de Flores, El Tunco and many other places along the route. Itinerary: Day 1 Arrival, we include the transfer from San Salvador International Airport to the hotel of your choice in San Salvador. We then meet at 7pm for a traditional Salvadoran dinner, we also visit San Salvador´s Historic Downtown at night. Day 2, visit Cerro Verde and then Ruta de Las Flores, optionally, include a hike to Volcano Santa Ana or a visit to the Mayan Ruins of Tazumal. Then we return to San Salvador. Day 3, visit Suchitoto in the morning, its a charming authentic town located in the north of San Salvador. In the afternoon, check out the sunset from the famous El Tunco Beach. Return to San Salvador. Day 4, Departure, we provide the transfer back to the airport so you can fly back to your country.

4 Reasons to Choose this Trip

Visit the hightlighs of El Salvador
The Best Views of the country
Discover Suchitoto
Visit active volcanoes

Accesibilities of The Activity

Food & Drinks There are restarants in nearly all the places we visit.
Bathrooms Bathrooms available along the route.
Languages French, Spanish, English
What is included? Private Transportation, tourguide, entrance to the National Park of Cerro Verde.
What is not included Food, drinks.

Places Description

Volcan Santa Ana is an active Volcano, its last eruption was in 2005. It was a big eruption, although not explosive, it threw lots of hot ash up to the air. The Volcano is also called Lamatemepec, which in indigenous language means "old man´s-mountain". The Volcan de Santa Ana is a stratovolcano, which means it has a conical shape created by several layers of hard lava. The Volcano has a crater of aprox 3 kms of circunference and 400mts deep. It is not possible to walk down to the lagoon inside the crater and it is not allowed to go around the crater. The hike is a little steep at some parts but it is relatively accesible. The terrain of the Volcano is partially covered under the Evergreen Forest, the remaining part is rock and volcanic material with no shade from the sun.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How hard is the hike?
Intermediate difficulty. 500mts altitude gain, doable in 1 to 2 hours.
How to Dress?
Usually temperatures are not super hot in this area of the country, as its high in elevation. Dress as you do for a hard hike, shorts are ok. Bring a sweater in case its windy on the summit. Running shoes are ok. Sunblock, sunglasses are almost mandatory.
Can I use my debit card to purchase things?
It is better to carry cash, as not many places have a POS for cards here.
What is the best time of the year for this activity?
December - February
What type of person should take this trip?
People who like hiking, nature, volcanoes and hard challenges.
Best of El Salvador
Visit the highlights of our little country
3-day trip
Physical demand

Discover the hightlights of El Salvador

Private tour.

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Things to Remember
What to bring?

Sun Block, Sunglasses, Good hiking shoes, 1.5 lts of water, jacket or sweater.


Weather

Rainy season is from May through November. Winds can reach 60kms/h on random times of the year. Hikes can be totally or partially cancelled in case of extreme weather or alerts. Temperature on a windy day can feel as low as 18 degrees celsius on the summit.


How hard is it?

The hike is not extreme, aprox 8kms roundtrip, we start at 1800mts and finish at 2350mts. It takes aprox 1 hour to reach the summit, for an experienced hiker at fast pace.