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Best of Central America – 12 Days

$ 1,355.00

There’s much to see and do in the biologically and culturally eclectic countries of Central America. In Guatemala and El Salvador, we ponder Mayan sites with archaeologists and delight in marvel at UNESCO World Heritage Sites—more than any other nation in the Americas.

12 days showcases San Salvador – Suchitoto – Joya de Cerén – The Flower´s Route – Copán – Guatemala – Antigua Guatemala

Description

Day 1 Arrive Antigua, Guatemala
Welcome to Central America!

Upon your arrival, one of our representative will assist you and transfer you to the hotel in Antigua Guatemala, approximately 40 kms.

Balance of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at Antigua Guatemala.

Moderate: Las Farolas
Superior: La Posada de Don Rodrigo
Luxury: Palacio de Doña Beatriz

Day 2 Antigua Guatemala Walking Tour (B)
Antigua Guatemala is known as the city of the “Perpetuate Roses”, partially destroyed by the Earthquakes of Santa Marta in 1773, declared in 1965 “The colonial Monument of America” and in 1979 declared as Cultural Heritage of the Humanity by the UNESCO.

The Old City has a large number of ruins and restored colonial buildings, which are a fraction of the magnificent colonial architecture of the city, the museum contains a large collection of religious art, sculptures, furniture and murals depicting colonial life.

Visit to most beautiful church of Antigua Guatemala, La Merced, visit the Arms Plaza, Cathedral, you will also visit the University of San Carlos de Borromeo (now the Colonial Museum).

Day 3 Antigua – Chichicastenango – Atitlán (B)
Early in the morning after breakfast, departure to Chichicastenango.

Visit the colorful indigenous market, one of the largest trading centers in the Mayan world since pre-Hispanic times. Chichicastenango is well known for its famous market days on Thursdays and Sundays where vendors sell handicrafts, food, flowers, pottery, wooden boxes, condiments, medicinal plants, candles and many more.

Sightings of Santo Tomás Church and Cerro Pascual before transferring to Atitlán Lake.

Moderate: Regis
Superior: Posada de Suchitlán
Luxury: Posada de Suchitlán

Day 4 Lake Atitlán – Antigua Guatemala (B)
Enjoy a boat ride and visit the two villages of the lake: San Juan and Santiago. It is one of the most famous natural sites in Guatemala and one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

This afternoon, transfer to Antigua Guatemala.

Moderate: Las Farolas
Superior: La Posada de Don Rodrigo
Luxury: Palacio de Doña Beatriz

Day 5 Guatemala City – the Flower´s Route (B)
In the morning Sightseeing City Tour through Guatemala City: visit the National Palace of Culture, Plaza de la Constitution and Metropolitan Cathedral.

Afterwards, transfer to the Flower´s Route in El Salvador visiting the towns of Ahuachapán, Ataco and Apaneca to appreciate the elaboration of looms and local handicrafts.

Moderate: La Casa de Mamapán
Superior: Misión de Angeles
Luxury: Casa de Graciela

Day 6 Flower´s Route – Lake and Volcano (B)
After breakfast, we will visit to Nahuizalco Town to see the local famous handcrafts.

Then, continue to explore the most characteristic natural attributes of the El Salvador: the Lake and Volcano Complex. This incredible tour is a sightseeing of Izalco Volcano better known as the Lighthouse of the Pacific, the natural reserve of Cerro Verde, an inactive volcano located at an altitude of 2.035 meters above sea level and the Volcano Ilamatepec (or Santa Ana Volcano), the highest volcano and most voluminous of the coastal range.

Later, visit the Volcanic Lake “Coatepeque” amongst the ten most beautiful lakes in the world.

Day 7 Tazumal, Santa Ana, Esquipulas, Copán (B)
After breakfast, visit Tazumal archeological site and the city of Santa Ana. Sightseeing tour to the Cathedral, Theatre and Town Hall.

Continue to Copán, on the way, visit Esquipulas to see the miraculous statue of the Black Christ.

Moderate: Plaza Copán
Superior: Clarion Copán
Luxury: Marina Copán

Day 8 Copán (B)
After breakfast, visit to the archaeological site of Copán. Local guided tour through the archeological site (4 hours).

For many years, Copán Ruins has been famous for its magnificent Mayan Ruins declared UNESCO World Heritage Archaeological Site in 1980. This magnificent park known as the more artistic Mayan civilization is perhaps the greatest source of information of this ancient civilization. Copán Ruins is considered today as the Paris of the Mayan world in Central America.

Afternoon at leisure.

Day 9– Copán – Suchitoto (B)
Today, we depart for Suchitoto, El Salvador.

On the way, we will see the mountains of Chalatenango in the north of the country; visit the artisan village of La Palma, where you can watch the artisans of the place, hand-paint typical crafts of the area with designs by the famous Salvadoran painter Fernando Llort.

Arrive in Suchitoto.

Moderate: El Tejado
Superior: La Posada de Suchitlán
Luxury: Los Almendros de San Lorenzo

Day 10 Suchitoto (B)
Suchitoto offers an essence of ancient city with colonial architecture that seems like the time has stopped, known as the “Place of Flower Bird” for its name in Nahuatl.

Visit its beautiful cobbled streets, art galleries, crafts and home of one of the main attractions of the city for its structure and historical importance: the Santa Lucia church, built in 1853. The founding of Suchitoto is attributed to the Pipiles, who settled in the present Salvadoran territory of Cuscatlán halfway through the 11th century and were one of the most veteran indigenous tribes that fought against the Spanish conquistadors in the beginning of the 17th century. The city is known as the “Cradle of History and Culture” for all the wealth it contains.

Day 11 Suchitoto– Joya de Cerén (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Joya de Cerén Archeological site.

Known as the Pompeii of the Americas for its valuable contribution to modern understanding of the Mayan Civilization, this archeological site is the only UNESCO protected of the country since 1993. It is a unique destination in all the Mayan World where you will discover the preserved houses of these ancestors covered by several explosions that allowed the conservation of the city. This is with no doubt a must when you visit El Salvador.

Afterwards, transfer to the Pacific Coastline. Enjoy the beautiful beaches of El Salvador.

Overnight at the beach.

Moderate: Pacific Paradise (Standard Room)
Superior: Pacific Paradise (Bungalow Room)
Luxury: Tortuga Village Boutique

Day 12 El Salvador (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Three hours before flight departure to the Comalapa International Airport of El Salvador.

DEPARTURE GUARANTEED FOR MINIMUM 2 TRAVELLERS


Moderate
$1355
Land only per person based on sharing accommodation

  • For 6 – 9 passengers: $1355
  • For 4 – 5 passengers: $1695
  • For 2 – 3 passengers: $2325

Superior
$1550
Land only per person based on sharing accommodation

  • For 6 – 9 passengers: $1550
  • For 4 – 5 passengers: $1900
  • For 2 – 3 passengers: $2535

Luxury
$1575
Land only per person based on sharing accommodation

  • For 6 – 9 passengers: $1575
  • For 4 – 5 passengers: $1925
  • For 2 – 3 passengers: $2550

Additional information

OVERVIEW

There’s much to see and do in the biologically and culturally eclectic countries of Central America. In Guatemala and El Salvador, we ponder Mayan sites with archaeologists and delight in marvel at UNESCO World Heritage Sites—more than any other nation in the Americas.

DEPARTURE

Guaranteed departure on any days for minimum 2 traveler.

HOTELS

As indicated in the itinerary

INCLUSIONS

■ Transportation as per program
■ English speaking tour guide service,
■ Daily breakfasts
■ Accommodation at your choice of the hotel.
■ Entrance fees as per program
■ One bottle of mineral water per person/per day

EXCLUSIONS

◾International Airfare/train ticket, Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
◾Travel insurance. visa fees, gratuities, drinks, personal spending and optional activities. etc.

QUESTIONS

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