Colonial Cities, Volcanoes, Mayan Ruins, Surfing Lessons, Three Countries (8 days/ 7 Nights)
Travel to three different countries on this 8 day trip!
Day 1: Arrive Antigua
Day 2: Tour Antigua (Multiple tour options) afternoon Pacaya Volcano
Day 3: Travel to Copan Ruins, Honduras. Tour Copan.
Day 4: Tour Copan. Depart for El Salvador. Along beautiful Ruta de Los Flores.
Day 5: Surf Lessons on Beautiful Coast of El Salvador.
Day 6: Surf Lessons on Beautiful Coast of El Salvador.
Day 7: Surf Lessons on Beautiful Coast of El Salvador; Travel to Antigua
Day 8: Depart Antigua, Guatemala.
Dates Scheduled: varying October-April
Antigua is situated in a large highland valley surrounded by 3 volcanoes: Agua, Acatenango, and the active Fuego, and is full of vibrant culture, making it a beautiful setting for our adventures! Fuego Volcano is an active volcano and is best seen in an overnight trek up Acatenango Volcano.
Antigua is the crown jewel of Guatemalan history and culture. It was once one of the great cities of the Spanish empire (pre-1821) alongside of Lima, Peru and Mexico City, Mexico. Today Antigua’s cobble stoned streets are a haven of tranquility and provides a great base for exploring the rest of Guatemala, and today its international character is evident from expats and other worldly travelers (just like you!).
Antigua served as the capital for almost 400 years and many massive churches, monasteries, and grand palaces were built during its reign. A lot of these grand buildings were destroyed by earthquakes and left in rubble where they once stood proudly and others were rebuilt to their original glory. This makes Antigua a wonderful living museum for us to explore today. One could spend weeks exploring Antigua and its surroundings!
Pacaya Volcano is one of the smallest and most impressive peaks in Guatemala and is located a short distance from Antigua. It is one of Guatemala’s most dramatically active volcanoes. It is one of the few places in the world where you can get an up close and personal with the live lava.
Pacaya ranks as one of the most exciting volcanoes in Central America, and a trip to the inside of its cone is an unforgettable experience. The best time to see its eruptions are from one of evening tours from Antigua.
Copan Mayan Ruins
Located in the lush scenery of the Western Honduras highlands, Copan Mayan Ruins sit just across the Honduras border from Guatemala next to the quaint village of Copan. These marvelous ruins have been described as the “Paris” and/or the “Athens” of the Mayan world. We pair this trek with three day surf trip on our way to the beautiful Pacific coast of El Salvador.
Many species of birds call Copan Ruins home including recently released McCaws!!
3 Days Learning to Surf El Salvador
We spend several days soaking up the sun and learning to surf on the gentle waves of El Salvador’s beautiful Pacific coast. The waves here are perfect for beginners and will surely give you the love for riding the waves.
We enjoy all the coast has to offer as we enjoy relaxing on the coast and eating the freshest seafood available. Learn to surf as we spend our days on the playa or just sit back and work on your tan and enjoy the melodic rhythm of the ocean waves. It’s up to you on how active you want to be, but regardless of how you choose to spend your day you will enjoy every moment here on the coast!!