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3 Countries: El Salvador - Honduras - Guatemala.

San Salvador -  Joya de Ceren -  Casa Blanca - Tazumal - Santa Ana - Copan - Antigua Guatemala - Chichicastenango - Panajachel - Lago de Atitlan - Flores - Tikal - Yaxha.

Schedule:

DAY 01.           Saturday> SAN SALVADOR. 

Welcome to El Salvador, the best kept secret of Central America. Reception at the airport and transfer to hotel. Accommodations. At your arrival in the hotel, you will be assisted by our staff that will provide you with all the necessary information to fully enjoy your stay in Central America. Hotel accommodation.
 
DAY 02.           Sunday> SAN SALVADOR-JOYA DE CEREN – TAZUMAL – CASA BLANCA
 
Breakfast. In the morning: departure from the hotel to make a panoramic visit of San Salvador, where you will enjoy looking at some interesting magic places, from a high site in the city, such as residential areas, the Divine Savior monument (Monumento del Divino Salvador (patron Saint of El Salvador), the monument to the “próceres de la independencia” (Illustrious Men of the Independence) of Central America. Afterwards, we shall continue to discover the beautiful metropolitan Cathedral and the historical National Palace “Palacio Nacional”.  Continue our tour towards a unique archaeological site en the Maya World: Joya de Ceren. It has been declared as “Patrimony of Humanity” by UNESCO and it is known as “La Pompeya Maya”: a small indigenous town covered by ashes that were thrown from the eruption of the “Caldera volcano” 600 B.C. and which shows now the day-to-day living of its inhabitants. Lunch in local restaurant. Continue to another 2 archaeological Sites :TAZUMAL Pyramids and CASA BLANCA .   
Return to San Salvador. Hotel accommodation.
 
 
DAY 03.           Monday > SANTA ANA CITY - COPAN RUINAS. HONDURAS
 
After breakfast departure to Santa Ana City, the second-in- importance city of the country. There you will enjoy, among other interesting places, the Teatro Nacional, its plaza and the Gothic style Cathedral. At the opportune time, we shall enjoy a good lunch. Then we continue towards the village of the Copan Ruins, in Honduras. After going through the immigration formalities, we arrive at the Atenas del nuevo mundo”. Copan is a benchmark of the southeast advance and the Maya world. A leader among all the Mayan cities, in terms of quantity and quality of stone sculptures. The tour includes going through the five places of major interest: The Juego de Pelota, La Gran Plaza, La Escalinata Jeroglífica, La Acrópolis and Los Túneles.  Transfer to the Marina Copan Hotel or similar. Accommodation
 
DAY 04.           Tuesday> COPAN – ANTIGUA GUATEMALA.
 
Breakfast . In the morning at the appropriate time, we shall continue our tour towards Antigua Guatemala and arrive at our hotel accommodations.
 
DAY 05.           Wednesday> ANTIGUA GUATEMALA.
 
Breakfast. In the morning, visit to the city and its principal monuments from the colonial period: visit to the Capuchinas convent, the Monasterio de La Merced, the Plaza Mayor or Armas, Palacio el Real Ayuntamiento, Palacio de Los Capitanes Generales and the Cathedral. In the afternoon we shall visit San Antonio Aguascalientes and a Coffee Farm. Return to Antigua Guatemala. Hotel accommodation. 
 
DAY 06.           Thursday> CHICHICASTENANGO – ATITLAN.
 
Breakfast. Departure towards Chichicastenango, located in the Guatemalan high central plane, it is important because of its out-in-the-street, multi-colorful market. Then, visit to the Church of Santo Tomas and The Calvario and the Cementery, where Mayan rites are performed. In the afternoon, we will make a trip to Lake Atitlan. (Panajachel town) . Hotel accommodation.
 
DAY 07.            Friday> ATITLAN – GUATEMALA.
 
Breakfast. In the morning we will take a boat and go to an indigenous town called Santiago Atitlan, located between the Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes. In this small town we will visit the Church of Santiago Apóstol. The market is opened every day and you can buy all kinds of vegetables and seasonal fruits. At the opportune time, we shall return to a city by the Lake called Panajachel and return to Guatemala City  for accommodations.
 
DAY 08.           Saturday> GUATEMALA – FLORES.
 
At 5 a. m, transfer to the International Airport to board the plane towards Tikal. Upon arrival, we shall transfer to one of the most important archeological sites in the Mayan world: Tikal. Its name means “Lugar de Voces” (“Place of the Voices”). Upon arrival at the archeological site of Tikal, our guide will show us the marquee of the Templos y Acrópolis (Temples and Acropolis) Then, a visit to Q y R complex, afterwards, we continue towards the Central Acropolis, The Temples I “del Gran Jaguar” and the Temple II “of the Mascarones”, considered the first one among the most important within the complex. Then, visit to the Mundo Perdido, and in the afternoon, return to the Center of Visitors for lunch. After lunch, visit to the Silvanus Museum Marley. Accommodations.
 
DAY 09.           Sunday> FLORES- GUATEMALA.
 
After breakfast we will go to an Archeological Site called Yaxha and Topoxte and upon arrival at the park, we will tour the Yaxha site. Afterwards we will take a boat through the Yaxha lagoon to visit the Sitio de Toxpote, from where you will be able to observe how nature mingles with the archeology of the place. Return to the Visitors center for lunch in Campamento El Sombrero. At a convenient time we shall be taken to the airport to board the return flight to Guatemala City.
 
DAY 10.            Monday>GUATEMALA
 
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the return flight home. Or, if desired you can extend your trip to Sol and Playa around El Salvador.
(It is recommended to extend the trip around Central America to: Nicaragua-Costa Rica and Panama)