Volcanoes National Park Tours, Vacations & Travel Packages
Covering an area of 6,300 acres of government and private land, Volcanoes National Park is a UNESCO Biosphere located an hour west of San Salvador, the capital city of the country and a place to be experienced on an El Salvador vacation.
The park is a protected natural area that encircles three massive volcanoes, Ilamatepec(or Santa Ana Volcano), Izalco and Cerro Verde. The Ilamatepec Volcano sits at 2,381 m (7,811.68 ft) above sea level making it the highest volcano in the country. The Izalco Volcano is 1,952 m (6,404 ft) above sea level and is nicknamed the “Lighthouse of the Pacific” because its eruptions once provided a beacon of light to ships crossing the ocean at night. Finally, Cerro Verde, which translates to “Green Hill”, is an extinct volcano with an eroded crater that is covered by a cloud forest. This crater is a haven for bird enthusiasts on an El Salvador tour providing a habitat for over 125 bird species.
The park is filled with a variety of habitats including mist forests, a sulphur lagoon and forestry plantations including coffee. The main draws of the park are nature hikes and volcano climbs that attract adventure enthusiasts because of the stunning views from the top. Guides and prearranged permits are required for hikes up the Ilamatepec Volcano and Izalco while Cerro Verde’s trails are open and the most accessible of the three volcanoes on el Salvador tours.
El Salvador Travel Information
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Learn about the history and culture of El Salvador, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about El Salvador's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, and 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips and visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering El Salvador for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our El Salvador tours today!
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Colours of El SalvadorEl Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, but well worth visiting. Here you can enjoy beautiful beaches, colonial towns, Mayan sites, volcanoes and meet wonderful people.
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