Uncover the spectacular beauty and rich culture of El Salvador
Sitting quietly nudged in between Guatemala and Honduras, El Salvador is often bypassed by travellers focused on getting from one big-name Central American attraction to the next. That's their loss. Bold but unassuming, feisty yet open-armed, El Salvador welcomes the curious traveller with plenty of offerings. Journey from the handsome capital of San Salvador through to the whitewashed village of Suchitoto, exploring ruins before arriving at the lush nature reserves of Ahuachapan. Explore the Ruta de las flores before arriving at the surf hub of El Tunco, spending your last days swinging on a hammock by the beach. This trip is the perfect introduction to your next favourite country.
Enjoy the relaxed beachside vibe of El Tunco
Ride along the memorable Ruta de las Flores
Stroll Suchitoto's charming cobbled streets
Central America is tropical, so expect a hot and humid climate. Make sure you protect yourself from the sun, wear comfortable, light clothing and stay hydrated - especially when out on walking tours
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Best of El Salvador trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. There are no activities planned for the final day so you may depart at any time.
2. A single supplement is available for purchase on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Hurricane season in this region is June to November, when landslides, mudslides, flooding and disruptions to essential services can occur. Intrepid monitors any situations that arise, and may need to change itineraries or activities in response to these natural weather occurrences.
Our Best of El Salvador trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.
Intrepid is a great company for people who are on a budget, and like to pick some of their own activities and restaurants along the way.
Review submitted 09 Jun 2018
El Salvador is an amazing country with such a dynamic and diverse culture and landscape. Don't let a poor reputation or bad press discourage you from visiting this incredible country! Volcanoes, waterfalls, colonial towns and excellent surfing are only a part of the magic that is El Salvador. A fascinating exploration of the history of the civil war and some of the friendliest people I've ever met are true highlights that I'll carry with me forever!
Review submitted 04 Apr 2018