Highlights of El Salvador

Take in a wealth of different experiences on this 2-week El Salvador holiday. You’ll have a chance to see many of the country’s volcanoes, including Izalco, Cerro Verde and Santa Ana as well as enjoying a scenic lunch overlooking Lake Coatepeque. Visit one of Central America’s most fascinating Maya sites – Joya de Cerén – which has provided archaeologists with invaluable insight into the every-day lives of the ancient Maya. Hike in El Imposible National Park for a glimpse of the country’s wildlife, and wander the bustling local markets in the towns along the ‘Ruta de las Flores’. Take some time to get an insight into the country’s recent polical history before turning to the coast for some beachside R&R.

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Highlights of El Salvador - a sample holiday itinerary

Day 1

San Salvador

Fly to San Salvador and transfer to your hotel. The city centre is a 30-min ride from the airport.

Day 2

San Salvador

Enjoy a City Tour of the capital, San Salvador, then drive out to 'El Boqueron' one of El Salvador’s most imposing volcanoes. Enjoy a walk along the crater’s trails and on the ‘Black Sea’, an area covered by lava previously thrown out by the volcano.

Day 3

San Salvador

Today you'll visit some of El Salvador's impressive volcanoes - Izalco Volcano, Cerro Verde and Ilamatepec - with a stop for lunch in a local restaurant overlooking Lake Coatepeque, one of the world's most beautiful lakes.

Day 4

Ataco

Visit one of the region's most impressive Maya sites - Joya de Cerén, known as Central America’s ‘Pompeii’. End the day in the small town of Ataco, known for its colourful street murals.

Day 5

Ataco

Visit one of the local coffee plantations to learn how the coffee bean is harvested & processed. Relax this afternoon at some local natually-occurring hot springs.

Day 6

El Imposible National Park

Day hike in the El Imposible National Park - home to a wide variety of plant and animal life including pumas, wild boar, king hawks and black-crested eagles.

Day 7

Suchitoto

Take a scenic drive through El Salvador's 'Ruta de las Flores', visiting the local communities of Juayúa, Nahuizalco, Apaneca and Ahuachapán. End the day in Suchitoto, a charming colonial city.

Day 8

Suchitoto

City Tour of Suchitoto, one of El Salvador's best-preserved cities from Hispanic times. Options this afternoon to take a boat ride on Lake Suchitlan or to visit a local indigo plantation.

Day 9

Perkin & Jiquilisco Bay

Drive over to the mountain town of Perkin, site of some of El Salvador's most intense conflicts in the 1980s. Visit the War Museum where an ex-guerilla will be your guide and provide a moving & fascinating insight to this period in El Salvador's history. End the day on the coast, in Jiquilisco Bay.

Day 10

Jiquilisco Bay

Jiquilisco Bay is a major nesting site for the Hawksbill Sea Turtle and is also home to over 80 species of migratory birds. Enjoy a day trip by boat up the Bay to discover its wildlife, and take advantage of the spectacular backdrop of volcanoes to take some memorable photos.

Day 11

Beachside R&R

Transfer down the coast for some well-earned R&R. El Salvador is well-known for its surfing breaks but there are also pockets of beaches suitable for swimming and snorkelling.

Days 12-13

Beachside R&R

Days at leisure.

Day 14

San Salvador - flight home

Transfer to San Salvador airport for your flight home, flying overnight and arriving back into the UK early the following morning.

The above sample El Salvador holiday itinerary can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.

Hotels

El Salvador has a good range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made El Salvador holiday.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your El Salvador Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample El Salvador holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location in El Salvador. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made El Salvador holiday.

Duration of your El Salvador Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your El Salvador holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your tailor-made El Salvador holiday along with a link to the hotel’s website, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made El Salvador holiday.