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3-Day Archeological Tour from San Salvador

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    What to Expect
    Day One:

    Your first day starts at the Anthropology Museum David J. Guzman to have an impression of the Salvadoran history, as its home to the very popular artifact found in the Tazumal ruins – the native god Xipe Totec.

    You will go to Santa Leticia, in the Western highlands of El Salvador. The peaks of the Llamatepec mountain range that begin in the Aleutian Islands and end in the southernmost tip of Tierra del Fuego, within cradles the Valley of Apaneca which in the "Nahuat" language of the Pipil Indians means, "Rivers of Wind".

    Here you will will see three huge stone monuments and other vestiges of their great culture. Santa Leticia Site unlike other archaeological sites in Mesoamerica was not a mere commercial or habitat area but was always a special place of magic, and power that fathomed the mysteries of life and death.

    Overnight: Hotel Santa Leticia or Alicante

    Day Two:

    The second day tour starts at Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1993 for being the only location in the whole Mayan culture where you can appreciate the day to day living styles of the popular pre-Columbian inhabitants.

    Joya de Cerén was buried by several eruptions of volcanoes and the village under 14 layers of ash. The villagers were apparently able to flee in time – no bodies have been found – although they left behind utensils, ceramics, furniture, and even half-eaten food in their haste to escape.

    After this visit we will take off to one of El Salvador’s Mayan ruins; San Andres which was inhabited by Maya between AD 600 and 900.

    There is nice small museum on site.

    Overnight: Hotel Santa Leticia or Alicante

    Day Three:

    The third day we will visit Tazumal, the most important and impressive Mayan ruins of El Salvador.

    Tazumal includes a series of Maya ruins, including ceremonial architecture that date to about AD 100-1200. The site includes an intricate water drainage system, a few tombs, adjacent minor pyramids, palaces and excavated ritual objects.

    After we will visit Casa Blanca where you can see a workshop producing indigo dye from Pre classic and Classic period of Maya.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel within San Salvador city
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    3 days
    Return Details
    Hotel within San Salvador
    • 2 nights accommodation
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Breakfast
    • All activities mentioned in itinerary
    • Local Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Optional Tours
    • Personal expenses or medicines
    • International flights
    • Extra services in hotels
    • Emergency expenses, please make sure you always have a travel insurance!
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Infant seats available
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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