Central America – El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala

2024

Tour leader: Nick

1 30/11/2024

Arrive in San Salvador

• Arrival into San Salvador.

• Make our way to the hotel and meet at night to go for a group dinner and sunset at La Libertad Port.

• Overnight in San Salvador.

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2 01/12/2024

Tour of San Salvador

• Visit Divina Providencia Chapel, where Archbishop Romero was assassinated.

• Museum of Word and Image (MUPI) and hear first hand accounts of a survivor of the Civil War.

• Monument of Memory and Truth, dedicated to the victims of this conflict.

• Visit the tomb of Archbishop Romero, which is in the Central Cathedral.

• Finally we will go to El Tunco for dinner at the seaside.

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3 02/12/2024

Panchimalco

• Visit a private ranch with an ammo factory where we will meet a security consultant.

• Then we will visit the colonial town of Panchimalco where we will have some free time to explore.

• In the afternoon we will visit San Jose Guayabal and meet Mayor Vilanova, who has initiated a grassroots surveillance and protection system.

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4 03/12/2024

San Jose de la Montana

• Guided tour of Mayor’s Vilanova municipality where we will see some communities that were abandoned due to gang-related displacement of families.

• Make our way to San Jose de la Montana. In this community we will meet the founder of a rural self-defense group.

• We will say goodbye to El Salvador with a picturesque boat ride across the mangroves to watch the sunset.

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5 04/12/2024

Cross to Honduras

• We will cross into Honduras today.

• We arrive in Copan Ruinas and have a free evening to relax.

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6 05/12/2024

Mayan site of Copan

• Tour of the Mayan ruins of Copan during the morning.

• Alternative tour of the town of Copan Ruinas. It is a very sobering experience that will tie together all of the accounts we heard in El Salvador.

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7 06/12/2024

Cross into Guatemala

• Cross the border into Guatemala where we will have a better understanding of the odyssey forced upon displaced Central Americans.

• At night we will arrive in Antigua, Guatemala and have the night at leisure.

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8 07/12/2024

Pacaya Volcano

• Hike to the active volcano Pacaya. We will have the opportunity of getting a pizza cooked inside of the active vents (not included).

• The rest of the day will be spent at leisure by enjoying the several bars and restaurants in Antigua.

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9 08/12/2024

Tour Ends / Optional Extension

• After breakfast, the main tour ends. We can arrange extra accommodation if you wish to stay longer in Antigua.

• For those taking the extension, we depart for Flores after breakfast. We stay there until lunch, then take a boat from Flores Island to the Tayasal Peninsula.

• We start our walk at the Tayasal Archaeological site and continue walking through the forest to reach San Miguel Village, an excellent opportunity to see how the local people live.

• Afterward, we cross by boat back to Flores Island to explore the island city. After Lunch we will check into our hotel in Flores and have a free afternoon to explore the picturesque island.

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10 09/12/2024

Tikal

• After breakfast we will have the morning at leisure to either rest and recover for the final part of the trip or keep exploring the colonial town of Flores.

• In the afternoon, after lunch we will be transferred to the Jaguar Inn in Tikal to start immersing ourselves in the jungle.

• Overnight at the jungle lodge.

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11 10/12/2024

Head to Belize

• We start today at 04:30, which is very early but worth it.

• Catch the sunrise as it peaks over the pyramids of Tikal.

• Explore the whole site, including the Jaguar Temple, Grand Plaza, Central Acropolis and other locations, before returning to the lodge at 10:30 to check out and have an early lunch.

• At noon, we depart for the Belize border. Once through, we will take the ferry across the Mopan River and drive to the Xunantunich Mayan Site to view another fantastic set of ruins.

• After our visit, we head to San Ignacio, arriving around 16:00, to stay overnight.

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12 11/12/2024

Tour Ends

• We will get a transfer in the morning to Belize City to catch our international flights home.

Please note:

Extension price - £495 (does not include flights)
Extension single supplement price: £80

Details

Includes:
  • - All breakfasts
  • - 3* accomodation throughout
  • - Local English speaking guides and transport
  • - Security team in El Salvador
  • - Entrance fees
  • - Lupine tour leader
Excludes:
  • - Flights
  • - Airport transfers
  • - Entry and departure fees (payable on borders)
  • - Tips for guide
  • - Lunch and dinner
  • - Single supplement (£245 - we can allocate another sole traveller to share with if required, subject to availability)
  • - Extension tour to Belize (£495)
  • - Extension tour single supplement (£80)
  • - Extension tour flights
Prices:
  • Tour Price: £1385
  • Deposit: £250
  • Single Room Supplement: £245
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