Explore El Salvador

8 days

Discover the natural beauty of El Salvador. Find waterfalls, hot springs, black sand beaches, and more, during this 8 days travel package. All around La Ruta de Las Flores (The Flowers Route) there are villages with coffee, lots of handicrafts, and gastronomical fairs.

You will start your journey in the beautiful city of San Salvador, the most important city in the country. Other colonial cities of Suchitoto and Perquin. Explore a sanctuary, a School Project, and natural wonders. The trip ends with some relaxing time in the sun of a magnificent black sand beach.

Tazumal Mayan site

Cafe Albania, Apaneca

Lagoon in Santa Ana Volcano

Suchitoto

Highlights

San Salvador City, Los Volcanes National Park, La Ruta de Las Flores, Maya site of Tazumal, Archaeological site of Joya de Cerén, Suchitoto colonial town, Lake Coatepeque and Lake Suchitlan. 

Itinerary

Day 1. San Salvador

Our guide will welcome you to the El Salvador International Airport and take you to your hotel. Explore the beautiful city of San Salvador and enjoy the delicious food that the city offers in one of its restaurants. San Salvador is the capital of El Salvador and is the country’s most populated municipality, as well as its most important political, cultural, educational, and financial center. 

The city is modern with wide boulevards and narrow streets, outdoor markets, high rising buildings, museums, monuments, and other cultural institutions. This city is set against the backdrop of the San Salvador Volcano, which provides majestic views. 

Day 2. The Flowers Route

A fascinating tour over the ‘Apaneca’ mountain range, the journey begins in Nahuizalco, a town with a lot of indigenous backgrounds. A few kilometers above the mountains we will find Juayua, a village with coffee all around this area, lots of handcrafts, exhibits, and a gastronomical fair on the weekends. Also, visit a beautiful waterfall known as Los Chorros de la Calera. Later explore Concepción de Ataco, a colorful town that still preserves its cobblestone streets.

Day 3. Los Volcanes National Park

Hike to the must-see Volcanoes of El Salvador. Go to Los Volcanes National Park, and ascend the highest volcano in the country, the Santa Ana Volcano with a 7,822 feet (2,384 meters) peak. The four-hour round trip trek is fitting for almost all fitness levels but some guests may find it demanding. At the peak, see views of Lake Coatepeque and the volcanoes of Cerro Verde and Izalco, as well as the Pacific Ocean on sunny days.

Upon embracing the summit of the volcano you see the fascinating turquoise lagoon that boils inside the crater, there is a view of almost 365 degrees of the land. After that, we will visit Lake Coatepeque, which is known as the finest lake in the country. Have lunch here, and swim in its stimulating waters.

Day 4. Joya de Ceren

Departing after breakfast we will first stop at the ‘Tazumal’ site in ‘Chalchuapa’ just some 45 minutes from Ataco. After walking the site and visiting the small museum, we would continue to San Andres, a ceremonial site with pyramid ruins. We will finish our Mayan exploration day at ‘Joya de Ceren’ just some 20 minutes from San Andres. This site is El Salvador’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is known as the Pompeii of the Americas. We will finish our day in picturesque Suchitoto, which overlooks Lake Suchitlán, a breathtaking reservoir that can be visited by boat.

Day 5. Suchitoto

Today you will enjoy the Suchitoto town tour. Finding a treasured past and a celebrated present-day cultural life, Suchitoto is widely known throughout El Salvador for its church and cobblestone roads. This city has a wide range of cultural activities such as art galleries, cultural centers, and handicrafts. After lunch, we will drive to Los Tercios Waterfall (only water in the rainy season but always a neat basalt rock formation). 

Day 6. Lake Suchitlan

Early kayak tour to enjoy the beautiful views of the sunrise on Lake Suchitlan, a scenic, birding boat ride. Lake Suchitlan is also a bird migration zone with over 100 species. A true paradise for bird watching. You will also have the opportunity to take a quick swim in a thermal hot spring and after breakfast, we will drive to El Tunco Beach.

Day 7. El Tunco beach

El Tunco beach is located on the Pacific coast of El Salvador. It is known as one of the most famous tourism destinations in the country. Its popularity and enchantment make it a very special and attractive place to be for all kinds of visitors.

Day 8. Return home

Transfer to El Salvador International Airport for your departure flight.

map, expenses & price

Explore El Salvador

Expenses included:
-All private transportation.
-Seven nights of hotel accommodations.
-Tours and excursions as listed.
-Professional certified guides.
-All park entrance fees.
-Daily breakfast.

Per person starting at $1,600

Similar trips
Roatan Island, Honduras.
Discover Honduras

7 days & 6 nights

View of the Cathedral in the city of Granada, Nicaragua.
Best of Nicaragua

12 days & 11 nights

Tropical beach in Costa Rica
Costa Rica

14 days & 13 nights