Historic Cerro Guazapa - Guazapa Tours Sitio Zapotal Community Economic Initiative
Discover the tumultuous history of El Salvador’s civil war through a series of captivating tours that take you back in time. From the rugged landscapes of Cerro Guazapa to the peaceful forests of Cinquera, these tours offer a unique perspective on the country’s past. Explore the remains of war and learn about the resilience of the Salvadoran people as you delve into the stories that shaped the nation. Join us on a journey through history as we explore the most fascinating sites of El Salvador’s civil war.
Nestled in the heart of El Salvador, Cerro Guazapa stands as a testament to the country’s turbulent past. This mountain was a key stronghold for the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) during the civil war. Today, you can embark on a guided tour that takes you through the trenches and bunkers that were once home to guerilla fighters. As you explore this historic site, you will be accompanied by former combatants who share their personal stories, providing a firsthand account of the war. Additionally, the tour supports the Sitio Zapotal Community Economic Initiative, which aims to empower local communities affected by the conflict.
Historic Cinquera, Eco Forrest Civil war tours
Just a short distance from Cerro Guazapa, lies the tranquil town of Cinquera. Despite its peaceful appearance, Cinquera was heavily impacted by the civil war. Today, you can embark on an eco-tour through the Cinquera Forest, where you will discover hidden tunnels, trenches, and remnants of the war. Immerse yourself in nature as you hike through dense forests, spotting diverse wildlife along the way. Local guides, many of whom were directly affected by the conflict, will share their personal experiences and shed light on the resilience of the community. This tour not only offers a unique perspective on history but also supports the sustainable development of the region.