Volcano and coffee plantation trip ideas

 

The San Miguel active volcano trip takes you to the base of the Chaparrastique mountain where you start your hike up to the volcano from one of the oldest coffee plantations in the country. The drive takes about 80 minutes and we need to leave early as the hike takes about 3 hours each way, is extreme, and requires you to be accompanied by 2 guides who will ask for a fee for their services. You will need good shoes, plenty of water, sunscreen, a long & short sleeve shirt as temperatures fluctuate and the will to survive if you want to make it to the top. On the drive back, if time permits you can stop at MetroCenter for a quick pizza to go and an ATM stop.

Good for people looking for the ultimate active volcano hiking experience.

 

The San Miguel cook over volcano steam vent trip takes you up Chaparastique mountain where you encounter volcanic steam vents just the right size for filling with tin foil wrapped balls of food filled with whatever you bring to eat like eggs, potatoes, veggies, shrimp, fish, chicken or hamburger. The vents are located on an abandoned coffee plantation. We are able to drive right up to the plantation in about 80 minutes so there is no hiking involved however you can hike around the campsite area.  We will provide the cooler which you will fill with whatever you purchase from the supermarket or our kitchen that you’ll want cook and eat and be sure to bring plenty of water. On the way back you can stop at MetroCenter for a quick pizza to go and an ATM stop.

Good for people looking for a “I never did that before” food experience.

 

The Alegria crater lake trip takes you up to a mountain village where we drive or walk around the rim of a non active volcano. The emerald green color of the crater lake is amazing however can on swim a little there due to the extreme sulfur content of the water. The drive takes about 80 minutes and offers amazing ocean views from 30 miles inland after which we will continue on to the Cartajena restaurant which offers 180 degree views of the other side of the mountain. The restaurant offer typical El Salvadorian food at affordable prices such as chicken, meat and fresh water fish and has an amazing collection of live “caged” birds such as Toucans, Peacocks and hundreds of brightly colored chickens.

On the way back you can stop at MetroCenter for a quick pizza to go and an ATM stop.

Good for people looking for an easy, beutiful, volcano craker lake experience.

 

The Santiago de Maria coffee plantation trip takes you through a mountain top village where we drive onto and around the 40 acre Rancho Los Angeles property which has been in Stephanie’s family for over 100 years.!! The drive takes about 80 minutes and offers amazing ocean views.  In addition to selling all of her coffee to one of the most exclusive coffee importers in New York City, she works with all of the local coffee growing families in the village to help them market their coffee at the best possible price to the international community. Stephanie also grows amazing fresh vegetables in her garden and has hundreds of cacao trees which she uses to produce chocolate. Currently Stephanie and her husband Lenny are in the process of building a Cupping Room so you can formally sample and learn all about how good coffee becomes great coffee. But informally you can try some of her great coffee while you hang out. The trip includes cooking lunch with Stephanie’s fresh lettuce and vegetables right from her garden however there is nothing in her village to eat so we can bring a cooler and you requisition and pay for what you want from our kitchen.

Good for people looking for fresh coffee and garden vegetable experience.

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