Explore El Salvador Overview

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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  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

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 fixed 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 intrepid traveller with allure aplenty. Running from the lush nature reserves near Ahuachapan down the Ruta de las Flores to the whitewashed village of Suchitoto and winding up in the surf hub of El Tunco, this trip serves as a lovely introduction to your next favourite country.

  • Listen out for Marimba music sounding from Antigua's bars
  • Settle in for one exceptionally scenic bus ride along the Ruta de las Flores
  • Be charmed by the cobbled streets and colonial houses of Suchitoto
  • Try to spot falcons and hawks flying over Lake Suchitlan

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Antigua, Guatemala
  • Finish:

    El Tunco, El Salvador
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Minibus
  • Included activities:

    Day trip along Ruta de las Flores, Joya de Ceren archaeological site, Tazumal Ruins

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    124kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip.

  • Total price from

    USD $865
    CAD $895
    AUD $875
    EUR €600
    GBP £505
    NZD $975
    ZAR R8,740
    CHF FR730
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  • Per day from:

    USD $108
    CAD $111
    AUD $109
    EUR €75
    GBP £63
    NZD $121
    ZAR R1,092
    CHF FR91
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About El Salvador

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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 Volcan de Agua.

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.

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.

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.
    • 8
    • QVSF
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $865
      CAD $895
      AUD $875
      EUR €600
      GBP £505
      NZD $975
      ZAR R8,740
      CHF FR730
      *
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