El Salvador Tours & Holidays

Good things come in small packages and nowhere more so than El Salvador.

The volcanoes, cloud forests and quiet colonial towns will capture your imagination, while the surf coast will unleash your inner grommet.

El Salvador tour reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 53 reviews submitted.
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Guatemala & Beyond

Valerie · Traveled August 2023
So much packed into a short time to see 4 Central America countries! Really enjoyed my adventure. Aura Munguia was the best tour leader for this unique road trip. Recommend arriving to Antigua/Guatemala earlier to do more exploring and stay another day in Granada. Arrived early to do Lake Atitlan day trip and sightseeing. Bring $1s and $5s and strong bug spray! Be ready for early morning starts and be prepared for long road trips with snacks, books and/or music/entertainment to pass the time.
Review submitted 21 Aug 2023

Guatemala & Beyond

Darren · Traveled August 2023
Travelling through Central America, in areas that might not always be regarded as tourist destinations was made so much easier & fun with Aura and Intrepid. My tour was fast paced, with lots of activities and I was able to see more and do more than I would have solo. Thanks Aura for an awesome trip! You were the best!
Review submitted 21 Aug 2023

Guatemala & Beyond

Edyta · Traveled July 2023
Central America tour through Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua was exceptional! We had a fantastic experience delving into Mayan history, enjoying local cuisine including pupusa making class, riding tuk-tuks, witnessing the awe-inspiring Masaya volcano spitting lava, and kayaking on Lake Nicaragua. Even the lower-standard of some hotels on the way typical for the region didn't bother us because the overall experience was so great! Unforgettable!
Review submitted 01 Aug 2023

Guatemala & Beyond

Robert · Traveled July 2023
The trip was organized impeccably and led by an excellent guide (Ben). Everything ran smoothly, as advertised. I was a little apprehensive about safety in the countries that we were visiting but, in reality, I never felt unsafe, even when walking by myself in various cities at night.
Review submitted 01 Aug 2023

Guatemala & Beyond

Esther · Traveled July 2023
An incredible trip that can only be organized by Intrepid! 4 countries in 9 days! It’s fast paced but you also have the choice to rest at your own pace while your group does the optional tours. This is not an all inclusive trip. It includes basic hotels, transportation crossing borders, and your incredible tour guide. Food & daily tours are extra but very affordable. Cash is king during this trip. Would recommend bringing $50 in $1s for tips. It goes a long way. The hotels are basic & it enables you to experience Central America in a very cool & authentic way. Bring sunscreen & bug spray as you are visiting tropical countries. Trip from the GUA airport to the Antigua is over 1.5 hours due to traffic. Antigua, Guatemala is a quaint town with cobblestone roads. Lots of nice cafes to eat at in walking distance with small little shops to buy waters drinks etc. The hotel has no AC but the fan is vibrant. They have spring water & coffee & the layout is nice. Great hospitality. Walking distance to a nice church. Our trip to Honduras was about 8 hours starting at 4am. The van was comfortable & most of us slept for a few hours. We stopped for restroom breaks & for breakfast. Our host Ben was incredible, funny & profound in many ways. He shares his experiences and quotes that makes you think deeply on life. He quoted that in life we will need a doctor, a lawyer once, but in our daily lives we will always need an agriculturalist & he emphasized the importance of the ability to grow food from the ground. Most of the people in Central America have learned how to grow food. Hotel in Honduras is in the quaint city of Copan. It sits at the top of a slope but you can hire a Tuk Tuk for $1 each way to bring you up & down. Hotel is basic, has drinking water at reception but no coffee. There is a cool coffee shop at the bottom of the slope that has nice coffee & cakes. Air con is $10 per night & trust me you may need it if it’s very hot. There are only 5-6 rooms with aircon. Hotel Jardin de las Marias in Suchitoto was like Heaven on earth after these two motels. It’s new & the beds & layout were a pleasant wonderful surprise. Great staff & they do offer laundry service. Wifi was great unlike the first two motels. Breakfast was like $4.50-$5.00 which was pleasant. This is a cool town where pharmacies, coffees shops, great food & bars are just down the street. So glad we had two nights at this hotel. The LaTortuga resort in El Salvador is by the beach & the food is amazing. It is own by an American who now lives there. Aircon is $10, rooms are basic & it’s a hammock haven. There is a special lounge room just for Intrepid travelers with mosquito nets & hammocks. The view is incredible. The burger is the best I have tasted in all my 85 countries travel. Our trip from El Salvador to Nicaragua via Honduras by private transport & foot was quite an immersive experience. We crossed 6 borders in a day which started at 4am. The transition from Honduras to Nicaragua was via a short walk into immigration. There is a short stretch of no man’s land & the private transport dropped us closest to the border so we don’t have to walk that far. At this walk into Nicaragua, we carried our bags as transportation was on the other side. Ben our guide took care of everything. We never once felt unsafe but well protected. The stop at the Nicaragua border took about an hour & we went for lunch later. Hotel Real in León was very clean with free breakfast. Wifi was strong throughout the hotel & a nice coffee shop was walking distance. This was where a few of us did sand boarding off an active volcano which was fun. The tour included pictures, video, transportation & Cold drinks. We then took off to our last stop which was Granada, Nicaragua.
Review submitted 30 Jul 2023

El Salvador at a glance


    San Salvador (population 2.4 million)


    6.4 million






    (GMT-06:00) Central America




    Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin) Type B (American 3-pin)

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