Explore El Salvador Overview

Get an invigorating taste of El Salvador’s sultry, vibrant culture - from the verdant nature reserves near Ahuachapan to the lively urban streets of San Salvador.

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      USD $915
      CAD $945
      AUD $925
      EUR €635
      GBP £535
      NZD $1,030
      ZAR R9,225
      CHF FR770
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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Uncover the sultry beauty and rich culture of El Salvador

Delve into the unassuming beauty of El Salvador and discover why this is one of the hidden gems of Central America. This trip gives you a sumptuous taste of life in this fascinating country, taking you from the lush nature reserves near Ahuachapan, to the charming colonial streets of Suchitoto and the buzzing capital of San Salvador. Sail onto brilliant blue lakes, hike among rich birdlife in spectacular national parks, and discover the Cerro Verde volcano. Walk down cobbled streets and admire colourful houses in a nostalgic small town, and discover a flourishing arts scene hiding behind old colonial doors. Then, bask in the hipster vibe of San Salvador’s bar and café scene and get immersed in a city bursting with energy and contradictions. There are plenty of things to love about El Salvador, and this trip reveals some of the best.

  • Take a boat out on the brilliant blue Lago de Coatepeque
  • Choose to visit the extinct volcano Cerro Verde
  • Perhaps search out pumas, wild boars and black-crested eagles in El Imposible National Park
  • Be charmed by the cobbled streets and colonial houses of Suchitoto
  • Try to spot falcons and hawks flying over Cerron Grande reservoir
  • Experience San Salvador’s bohemian bar and café culture

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Antigua, Guatemala
  • Finish:

    San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Minibus
  • Included activities:

    Ahuachapan - Day trip to Lago de Coatepeque, San Salvador - City tour, Suchitoto - Historic city centre tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    124kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip.

  • Total price from

    USD $915
    CAD $945
    AUD $925
    EUR €635
    GBP £535
    NZD $1,030
    ZAR R9,225
    CHF FR770
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $114
    CAD $118
    AUD $115
    EUR €79
    GBP £66
    NZD $128
    ZAR R1,153
    CHF FR96
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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 the Pacaya Volcano.

Days 2-3 Ahuachapan

Drive through some gorgeous scenery en route to Ahuachapan in El Salvador. Head for the bright aquamarine waters of Lago de Coatepeque, setting sail on the waters themselves or climbing the surrounding mountain trails for exceptional photo opportunities. Wildlife enthusiasts should make use of some free time with a visit to the El Imposible Nature Reserve for a chance to spot some endemic wildlife.

Days 4-6 Suchitoto

Make like the locals and take in the sleepy atmosphere of Suchitoto, pottering about its quiet city streets or plonked down on a plaza bench. Not much happens in this picturesque lakeside town – which is precisely its charm. Those seeking some activity may fancy a leisurely hike in the Cinquera Forest, but this is really a place perfectly suited to idling away the day.

Days 7-8 San Salvador

Arrive in the buzz and bustle of unabashed San Salvador. Heady, hectic and utterly enthralling, this is a city that wears its heart on its sleeve. Hit the local clubs for a taste of Central America's most scintillating nightlife and, whatever you do, don't leave without trying a pupusa. Barely more than beans and cheese rolled up into a doughy pocket, they're surprisingly addictive.
    • 8
    • QVSF
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $915
      CAD $945
      AUD $925
      EUR €635
      GBP £535
      NZD $1,030
      ZAR R9,225
      CHF FR770
      *
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