Step back into El Salvador’s past in the charming lakeside town of Suchitoto. Be subjected to a culinary experience like no other! Try an endless variety of local specialties including vegetable stuffed corn dough pastries, loroco flowers, cheese pastries, pork chicharron, fried kassava and the list goes on and on and on…. The history of the fascinating local culture of Lake Atitlan can be traced in the movements of the brush that paints the mystical Maya nahual. Pick up a brush in a local artist’s studio and with it discover your life energy, soul companions, and your destiny. The brightly painted houses of Flores are a reflection of the radiant colours that stretch across the town at sunset. Enjoy memorable lakeside drinks while the sun sinks below the horizon. Journey into the jungles of Guatemala and uncover the magnificent remains of the lost Maya civilisation in Tikal
Journey into the very heart of the Americas and discover a rich local culture that fascinatingly mixes the modern world, influences of Spanish colonialism, and traditions that stretch right back to the ancient Maya. Begin in El Salvador, the region’s best-kept secret, and travel from black sand beaches to colonial towns that are home to people that are bold but unassuming, feisty yet open-armed. Speculate about the disappearance of a great civilisation with the Copan ruins on the Honduran border, then experience the Caribbean touch that makes Amatique Bay unique. Man-made and natural wonders lie ahead in Guatemala – towering pyramids hidden in dense jungle, sparkling lakes ringed by memorable volcanic peaks; even a local market becomes a cause for wonder. The memories of this Central American adventure will live as long the Maya temples have stood.
TRIP CHANGES FOR 2018
From 01st January 2018 this itinerary will be discontinued and replaced with a new itinerary through Central America. Please see the trip called ‘Essence of Central America’ (PSBG).