Things to do in San Salvador Department, San Salvador Department: The Best Day Trips from

May 15, 2022 Mollie Coke

Discover the best top things to do in San Salvador Department, El Salvador including Following the maya path in El Salvador : Tazumal, Casablanca, San Andres + , Ruta de Las Flores Coloful towns, Coffee, indigenous roots, Combo Tour: San Salvador Volcano (El Boqueron) and Suchitoto colorful town, Ruta de Las Flores People volcanoes colonial towns, Layover tour San Salvador city and Volcano tour El Boqueron National Park, "Ruta de las Flores" Colonial villages , Coffee Tour, Waterfalls, Local Food. , Trekking San Miguel ( Chaparastique ) Active Volcano , Malacatiupan waterfall., Full Day Ruta de Las Flores visit four Colonial Towns and Coffee Farm, The Best Colonial Town with Clobbestone Streets: Suchitoto and Ilopango Lake .
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1. Following the maya path in El Salvador : Tazumal, Casablanca, San Andres +

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The Ancient Maya Civilization has to be one of the most fascinating societies of Central America, El Salvador holds the southernmost settlements of the Mayan world. The tour includes a visit to San Andres ruins a large park where experts arestill working, Tazumal ruins the largest in the country , casa blanca archeological site, the town of chalchuapa, and the amazing Coatepeque lake.

Inclusions: Professional guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off ( Make sure to write the hotel name at time of booking

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Gratuities

Reviewed By 125nazu

We took a half day tour to El Zunzal and el Tunco from San Salvador. It was a hot day and our only day to visit the beautiful beaches. The walk on the rocky beach was tiring but thankfully inter tours had a really nice hotel with a pool and facilities that we could use, which will be exactly what you need given the beach conditions - rocky and no beds by the beach. The best part about our tour was definetly our guide, Francisco! Very genuine and professional. Would definetly reccommend, thank you Francisco and Dina ????????

2. Ruta de Las Flores Coloful towns, Coffee, indigenous roots

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In this tour you will have the opportunity to meet and visit five of the most picturesque colonial towns with greater cultural tradition of the western part of El Salvador. Begining in Nahuizalco, town with indigenous custom, recognized for its fine crafts in wicker and tule. We will continue our journey to reach Salcoatitan which has one of the oldest churches in El Salvador. Then we will juayua, rich in natural beauty. We continue with the people of Apaneca, the highest village of all El Salvador, known for its coffee plantations. Finishing with the colorful town of Ataco, famous for its handicrafts, its restaurants, and its beautiful cobbled streets.

Inclusions: All taxes, fees and handling charges, Bottled water, Professional guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off in San Salvador, Private tour, Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified, Lunch, Gratuities

Reviewed By ingvardrago

I also took their Ruta de las Flores tour along with this one to complete my weekend getaway to explore El Salvador! I’m so glad I did. Great communication from the start. Flexible and eager to work with my schedule and ideas to incorporate into the flow. Got to enjoy the fantastic Tunco beach and then got an evening tour of San Salvador on top of it . Just fantastic all around.

3. Combo Tour: San Salvador Volcano (El Boqueron) and Suchitoto colorful town

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The San Salvador volcano is one of the easiest volcanoes to visit, in a short 10 minute walk you will be in the crater of the volcano. The city of Suchitoto is one of the few places in El Salvador that has not been severely affected by earthquakes, so it preserves its beauty almost intact, you cannot miss it on your visit to El Salvador

Inclusions: All taxes, fees and handling charges, Bottled water, Professional guide, Private tour, Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions: Gratuities, Food and drinks, unless specified, Lunch

Reviewed By ingvardrago

I also took their Ruta de las Flores tour along with this one to complete my weekend getaway to explore El Salvador! I’m so glad I did. Great communication from the start. Flexible and eager to work with my schedule and ideas to incorporate into the flow. Got to enjoy the fantastic Tunco beach and then got an evening tour of San Salvador on top of it . Just fantastic all around.

4. Ruta de Las Flores People volcanoes colonial towns

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In this tour you will have the opportunity to meet and visit five of the most picturesque colonial towns with greater cultural tradition of the western part of El Salvador. Begining in Nahuizalco, town with indigenous custom, recognized for its fine crafts in wicker and tule. We will continue our journey to reach Salcoatitan which has one of the oldest churches in El Salvador. Then we will juayua, rich in natural beauty. We continue with the people of Apaneca, the highest village of all El Salvador, known for its coffee plantations. Finishing with the colorful town of Ataco, famous for its handicrafts, its restaurants, and its beautiful cobbled streets.

Inclusions: All taxes, fees and handling charges, Bottled water, Professional guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off availible only in San Salvador, Private tour, Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified, Lunch, Gratuities

Reviewed By ingvardrago

I also took their Ruta de las Flores tour along with this one to complete my weekend getaway to explore El Salvador! I’m so glad I did. Great communication from the start. Flexible and eager to work with my schedule and ideas to incorporate into the flow. Got to enjoy the fantastic Tunco beach and then got an evening tour of San Salvador on top of it . Just fantastic all around.

5. Layover tour San Salvador city and Volcano tour El Boqueron National Park

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Get the most out of your Layover in El Salvador. Discover the scenic, natural and historical beauty of El Salvador. You will have the opportunity to visit the top of the San Salvador volcano. From here you can enjoy breathtaking landscapes of the city and the Salvadoran territory, while enjoying a spectacular climate. We will continue enjoying a tour of the city of San Salvador, discover the history through the most representative monuments of the capital, we will finish walking in the heart of the historic center of San Salvador, where we can appreciate the day to day of the Salvadorans. Know the main monuments such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace. • Duration of 5 to 7 hours according to your flight itinerary • Visit to the top of the volcano of San Salvador • Explore the city of San Salvador • Visit to the Historic Center of San Salvador • Incredible landscapes of the city

Inclusions: National Park fees, Bottled water, Driver/guide, Professional guide, Airport pickup and drop-off, Private tour

Exclusions: Airport/Departure Tax, Lunch, Gratuities

Reviewed By ingvardrago

I also took their Ruta de las Flores tour along with this one to complete my weekend getaway to explore El Salvador! I’m so glad I did. Great communication from the start. Flexible and eager to work with my schedule and ideas to incorporate into the flow. Got to enjoy the fantastic Tunco beach and then got an evening tour of San Salvador on top of it . Just fantastic all around.

6. "Ruta de las Flores" Colonial villages , Coffee Tour, Waterfalls, Local Food.

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"The Ruta de las Flores " is the most popular area of El Salvador , here you can do many activities thru the coffee mountains and exploring the salvadorean dayly life .In this tour you can do trekking in waterfalls, visit colonial villages, interact with people, tasting local food, take an interesting coffee tour and take unique pictures in pintoresque villages . In "The Ruta de las flores" tour you will learn a lot with your local expert guide about the history of the west of El Salvador. Optional Extra activities : Zip line, Buggies and Mountain Bike

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, Bottled water, Licensed Tour Guide , Coffee Tour

Exclusions: Lunch, Zipline,Buggies, etc. , Gratuities

Reviewed By Ekneedle

Francis was early to pick me up at my hotel and very friendly and professional. Once we arrived at the waterfalls he actually hired a local guy who lived there to show us around and give us more details. Francis doesn't need this service but does it to help out his fellow El Salvadorians who would otherwise be out of work. The hot springs were the PERFECT temperature and just like being in a natural hot tub. The trash around the water is horrendous but they're working on finding a solution to this ever worsening problem. Pack it in, pack it out! Next we went for lunch at an amazing artistic cafe where I bought a piece of art because it was so unique and irresistible. Francis is a wonderful guide and now a friend who will do whatever he can to make sure you have a beautiful, comfortable, informative trip in his country. It's also nice to feel comfortable with a guide, when you're a solo female traveler.

7. Trekking San Miguel ( Chaparastique ) Active Volcano

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Chaparrastique volcano is an epic adventure, with 2129 metters. The walk to the top of the volcano is considered challenging for all lovers of extreme adventures. In this place you will find, nature, diversity of birds, unique rocks, active crater , etc. Itscone is considered as the best formed in the country. Your guide is an expert hiking volcanoes and he will give you all the support.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Bottled water, Private transportation

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Reviewed By Ekneedle

Francis was early to pick me up at my hotel and very friendly and professional. Once we arrived at the waterfalls he actually hired a local guy who lived there to show us around and give us more details. Francis doesn't need this service but does it to help out his fellow El Salvadorians who would otherwise be out of work. The hot springs were the PERFECT temperature and just like being in a natural hot tub. The trash around the water is horrendous but they're working on finding a solution to this ever worsening problem. Pack it in, pack it out! Next we went for lunch at an amazing artistic cafe where I bought a piece of art because it was so unique and irresistible. Francis is a wonderful guide and now a friend who will do whatever he can to make sure you have a beautiful, comfortable, informative trip in his country. It's also nice to feel comfortable with a guide, when you're a solo female traveler.

8. Malacatiupan waterfall.

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A special visit to a hot water waterfall, where you can take a swim, a big jump, and later visit two important archeological sites in the west of El Salvador.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, certified guide., Bottled water

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Reviewed By beckyg982

I didn’t know if this tour was fake or not but I got in contact with the main guide and it is real...and GREAT! I highly recommend this tour. I went with Alex and he brought his nice camera to take pictures at the top of Santa Ana. He is also very nice and knowledgeable.

9. Full Day Ruta de Las Flores visit four Colonial Towns and Coffee Farm

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People can´t skip this tour, since is one of the most iconic places to visit in El Salvador, twons full color, traditions, food, unique people and more. At the same time we dive into the coffee culture, tasting one of the most delicious cups of coffee in the region.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, All Fees and Taxes

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Reviewed By Quest764245

Estefany was our tour guide for our 2day weekend getaway trip to El Salvador. Not only she was very professional, friendly, excellent bilingual and charming, her passion towards local El Salvador tourism was absolutely beautiful. We have learnt a lot about El Salvador thanks to her continuous efforts towards exploring and learning all about El Salvador, which we couldn’t have done so much in 2days if we weren’t on this tour! Packed and dense, we have done a LOT on this trip. I heard that all of their tours are private, which was great once again because my boyfriend and I are normally not the kind of people who would eagerly join a tour... We would rather explore and get lost and even enjoy that process. So, when I say we loved the tour, it didn’t come from anywhere easy (haha). Thank you Estefany once again, you guys were so kind and flexible to make all our requests/wishes come true! Local fruit stand, quick El Salvadorian snack purchase, finding the best El Salvador coffee and buying some beans to bring home, pitstop to a local shop where we could buy traditional El Salvadorian accessories and sweets as a souvenir, filling our crave to know anything and everything about El Salvador (sorry we asked you 10,000 questions), and more! Absolutely recommended. If you’re still wondering what to do, contact them and ask for a suggested plan or two, because they have so many options! :)

10. The Best Colonial Town with Clobbestone Streets: Suchitoto and Ilopango Lake

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With our guide you will learn and have fun as soon we pick you up at your hotel, on this trip you will see the best colonial town in El Salvador

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, All Fees and Taxes

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Reviewed By Quest764245

Estefany was our tour guide for our 2day weekend getaway trip to El Salvador. Not only she was very professional, friendly, excellent bilingual and charming, her passion towards local El Salvador tourism was absolutely beautiful. We have learnt a lot about El Salvador thanks to her continuous efforts towards exploring and learning all about El Salvador, which we couldn’t have done so much in 2days if we weren’t on this tour! Packed and dense, we have done a LOT on this trip. I heard that all of their tours are private, which was great once again because my boyfriend and I are normally not the kind of people who would eagerly join a tour... We would rather explore and get lost and even enjoy that process. So, when I say we loved the tour, it didn’t come from anywhere easy (haha). Thank you Estefany once again, you guys were so kind and flexible to make all our requests/wishes come true! Local fruit stand, quick El Salvadorian snack purchase, finding the best El Salvador coffee and buying some beans to bring home, pitstop to a local shop where we could buy traditional El Salvadorian accessories and sweets as a souvenir, filling our crave to know anything and everything about El Salvador (sorry we asked you 10,000 questions), and more! Absolutely recommended. If you’re still wondering what to do, contact them and ask for a suggested plan or two, because they have so many options! :)

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