Land of Colors

DAY 1

Arrival to El Salvador International airport. Transfer to Hotel or based on arrival time, visit San Salvador City.

National Palace in San Salvador Historic downtown.

San Salvador Volcano and city.

National Cathedral in San Salvador Historic downtown.

DAY 2

El Salvador has more volcanoes per square kilometer than any other country. Today we will walk to the edge of San Salvador Volcano and then visit Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Coatepeque Lake, a Volcanic Crater.

Overlooking the crater of Izalco Volcano and Pacific Ocean in the back.

View from Cerro Verde Volcano towards Ilamatepec Mountain Range.

DAY 3

Today, explore the Flower Route, a coffee mountain region with charming towns, adventure options, crafts and traditions.

Volcanic soil and high altitude is a great combination for high quality coffee.

Painted houses and traditions in Ataco Town, Flower Route.

Charming boutique hotels in Flower Route.

DAY 4

Today we will enjoy a Coffee tour visiting the plantation and “beneficio”. Then continue to the World Heritage Site of Joya de Cerén, where an eruption covered a Maya Village back in 600AD.

Drying coffee beans at el Patio.

Coffee made with “El Chorreador”.

Joya de Cerén World Heritage Site, a window to the past of one of the best preserved Maya village.

DAY 5

Today we will visit charming Suchitoto, with its cobblestone streets, tile roofs and beautiful windows. We will also learn and participate in a workshop about Indigo, a Maya natural colorant obtained from the xiquilite plant.

Santa Lucia Church in central square, a main place for indigo trade in colonial times.

Indigo oxygenation process at an organic farm.

Visitors design their own scarf with indigo.

DAY 6

Jiquilisco Bay is a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, where we will visit a cacao plantation and a monkey community.

Cacao fruit of El Salvador, one of the highest quality in the world.

Visiting a monkey community.

Jiquilisco Bay with Volcanoes in the background.