Explore El Salvador Itinerary

Get an invigorating taste of El Salvador’s sultry, vibrant culture – from the verdant countryside around Ahuachapan to the beautiful black-sand beaches of El Tunco.

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      USD $865
      CAD $895
      AUD $875
      EUR €600
      GBP £505
      NZD $975
      ZAR R8,740
      CHF FR730
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Parrot, Guatemala

Local girl, Guatemala

Colourful fabric, Guatemala

el salvador suchitoto white church

church in el salvador

Day 1 Antigua

A cobblestoned maze of colourful buildings, leafy town squares and ornate churches, Antigua is the undisputed urban jewell in Guatemala's crown. Wander among the enchanting colonial architecture and lively indigenous markets, or settle back on a rooftop terrace offering spectacular views of Volcan de Agua.
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Days 2-3 Ahuachapan

Drive through gorgeous scenery en route to Ahuachapan, El Salvador. The following day we hit the road again – but we promise this isn't just any old drive! Scattered with quaint, artsy towns and laden with natural wonders, the Ruta de las Flores is one of the country's foremost attractions. A day spent exploring the region ends with an optional soak in Ahuachapan's nearby hot springs.
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Days 4-6 Suchitoto

Pay a visit to the Tazumal ruins and eerily preserved settlement of Joya de Ceren before arriving in Suchitoto. Not much happens in this delightful lakeside town – which is precisely its charm. Those seeking some activity may fancy a leisurely hike in the Cinquera Forest or kayaking on Lago Suchitlan, but this really is a place suited to just pulling up a stool at a pupusa stand and watching life meander by.
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Days 7-8 El Tunco

Travel through the buzz and bustle of San Salvador to the mellowed-out surf town of El Tunco. The journey ends here the next day, though you'll probably want to stay on to lap up the beachside vibe for a few days longer.
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