Start your holiday in El Salvador, travel north into Honduras, turn west into Guatemala before coming back into El Salvador on this snap-shot tour of these three Central American countries. You’ll visit El Salvador’s colonial city of Suchitoto with its tradition of indigo farming, then be able to compare and contrast it with Guatemala’s Antigua – also a jewel in the region’s crown. Visit the Maya archaeological sites at Copán in Honduras and Joya de Cerén in El Salvador. Wander the market lanes in Antigua and El Salvador’s western towns strung out along its ‘Ruta de las Flores’. Virtually everywhere you go you’ll be accompanied by a stunning backdrop of dramatic volcanoes. End your Central America holiday with some time on a beach.
Fly into San Salvador & transfer to your hotel.
Joya de Cerén - Suchitoto
Visit the unique set of Maya ruins at Joya de Cerén, known as the Pompeii of the Americas, a Maya farming community overwhelmed by ash from Ilopango Volcano. End the day in Suchitoto.
City Tour of Suchitoto, a charming colonial city with a tradition of indigo farming. Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Suchitlan or visit a local indigo plantation.
Transfer over the Honduras border to Copán.
Visit the the Maya ruins at Copán, a sister city to Tikal in Guatemala and Chichen Itza in Mexico, and site of a famous hieroglyphic staircase. Options in the afternoon to visit the local Bird Park, hot springs or go horse riding.
Transfer over to Antigua, the former colonial capital city of Guatemala, ringed by the volcanoes Fuego, Acatenango & Agua.
Day at leisure to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Jade Museum, climb Pacaya Volcano, visit a Macadamia Farm or simply sip a coffee on the Plaza de Armas and watch the world go by.
Ataco, El Salvador
Travel back into El Salvador, to the small town of Ataco, known for its colourful street murals. End the day by relaxing at the local hot springs.
Travel El Salvador's 'Ruta de las Flores' visiting a number of local communities with an opportunity to wander the local markets.
Drive along El Salvador's 'Volcanoes Route' taking in the magnificent sight of Cerro Verde, Izalco and Santa Ana Volcanoes. Have lunch overlooking Lake Coatepeque, one of the region's most beautiful & serene lakes.
Drive down to the coast for some well-earned R&R. El Salvador is famous for its surf beaches but there are pockets of beaches suitable also for snorkelling and swimming.
Days at leisure.
San Salvador airport - flight home
Transfer to San Salvador airport for your flight home.
This sample Central America holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.
Central America offers a good range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala holiday.
The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala holiday.
If you like the broad sweep of the above sample Central America holiday but have either fewer days to spend, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.
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