Guazapa Volcano-Civil War History Hosre Trek

The Historic Guazapa Volcano

Gringo tours can arrange hikes, horseback rides and camping on the historic Guazapa Mountain. We provide complete bilingual guide to compliment the local guides that run tours out of the communities of El Sitio Zapotal and La Mora.

Service includes transportation to and from community, bilingual guide and bottled water. Hikes with local guides start at $30 (groups of 1-5 and $5 for each additional person), horseback rides cost between $25-$30/person, lunch can be arranged on the mountain for $6/person (only available for groups of 4 or more and with advance notice), the above expenses are paid to local guides and are used to provide income to youths in each community.

If you are fluent in Spanish, these tours can be done on your own and we would be happy to make your arrangements and provide details free of charge. We are the only tour company in El Salvador that provides this service free of charge or commissions from these communal eco tourist groups.

If you would prefer and if your Spanish is limited we do provide for an additional $100-$125 fully bilingual guide service and transportation from and back to Suchitoto. We believe that Gringo Tours is your best option if you are not fully fluent in Spanish and you wish to learn how the civil war affected Suchitoto and El Salvador during the 70s and 80s. I have taken great interest in the civil war and can provide details that many other guides cannot. We always work with the local communities and their guides, which many times are young and only know what they have been told about the conflict. We compliment that information when necessary making this a great introduction into the civil war and El Salvador history.

We will also teach you how local farmers work the land: The Guazapa Mountain also offers plenty of diversity and it is common to see the local wildlife while learning about the many different species of trees, plants, animals and birds.

The trails also offer some spectacular views from the historic Guazapa Mountains.

Reservations for groups of 1 to 10 people must be made at least 24 hours in advance (more for larger groups).

Tours last between 3 and 8 hours depending on route, distance, walking speed and meal options.

If interested in bird watching, this route can be used to see many local and migratory birds this as an option if not interested in the history.

As of May of 2017 the association now offers a Canopy/zip line tour and their own birding tours and access to a new communal museum.

Ask about pricing for these newer options

Included in this tour:

• Transportation from Suchitoto in vehicle with A/C

• Bottled water(1bottle/person)

• All Entrance fees

• Local guide fees

• Bilingual guide

Tour Duration of Tour including transportation: 

5-7 hours

Difficulty level of Tour: 

Easy to Moderate

Not Included

• Snacks and Meals

• Lodging

• Optional Tips to local guides

• Cost of optional activities including: Mountain bike, Jet ski, Buggy, Zip line/Canopy, Kayak, Rafting or other activities not mentioned in tour description


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