Day 1 Transportation and or tour en route to Suchitoto.

  • In route tour of Historic Downtown San Salvador or City walking tour of Suchitoto Lodge Suchitoto

Day 2 Full day tour to Joya de Ceren and the Ruta de Flores.

  • Lodge Ataco or Juayua

Day 3 Full Day tour on the Flower Trail and lunch on west coast beaches

  • Lodge San Salvador or Libertad Beach area

Day 4 Airport Transfer

Day 1 Transportation and or birding in route to Suchitoto. San Salvador Boqueron, Bicentenial park, Santa Anita or orientation to Suchitoto walking tour

  • Lodge Suchitoto

Day 2 Full day birding tour in and around Suchitoto(Boat, hidden hot spots, Agua Caliente, Quesalapa river)

  • Lodge Suchitoto

Day 3 Full day tour to Cihuatan Mayan ball court with briding, then to Joya de Ceren Mayan site for history and birds.

  • Lodge Suchitoto

Day 4 Full day Birding at the Cerro Verde Volcano park, then visit the San Blas area after lunch.

  • Lodge Ataco or Juayua

Day 5 Full day tour to the Imposible park, then afternoon birding in Mangroves of the Barra de Santiago, or half day enjoy the Flower route towns and afternoon birding in Mangroves.

  • Lodge La Libertad Beaches

Day 6 Birding at the Walter Denigier Park then afternoon in San Salvador( botanical gardens, Boqueron park or El Espino)

  • Lodge San Salvador

Day 7-Airport Transfer

Day 1 Transportation and or tour in route to Eastern El Salvador(Mangrove tour, Alegria, El Mozote)

  • Lodge El Cuco or Las Flores or Mountain town of Perquin

Day 2 Civil war museum, Cerro de Perquin, Rio Sapo, El Mozote

  • Lodge El Cuco or Las Flores or Mountain town of Perquin

Day 3 Transportation-Tojur in Route

  • Visit San Sebastian-Textiles and looms
  • Visit Ilobasco-Pottery and Clay
  • Lodge Suchitoto

Day 4 Suchitoto walking tour or a full day in and around Suchitoto

  • Lodge Suchitoto

 Day 5 Full day tour to Cinquera or Hike or Horseback tour on Guazapa(Civil War and Nature)

  • Lodge Suchitoto

Day 6 Full day in route tour to Joya de Ceren and the Ruta de Flores.

  • Lodge Ataco or Juayua

Day 7 Full day tour in the Ruta de Flores area.

  • Lodge Ataco or Juayua

Day 8 Imposible Park and or Barra de Santiago Mangroves

  • Lodge La Libertad Beaches

Day 9 R&R at Beach or Surf Lessons 

  • Lodge La Libertad Beaches

Day 10 Airport Transfer

Day 1 Transportation and in route tour of the historic downtown area of San Salvador, if early am flight and we have time an orientation tour of Suchitoto will be included.

  • Lodge Suchitoto

Day 2 Suchitoto walking tour, full day in and around Suchitoto or optional Guazapa or Cinquera civil war history tour

  • Lodge Suchitoto

Day 3 Transportation and in route tour to the Ruta de Flores

  • Visit Joya de Ceren
  • San Andres
  • Tazumal
  • Ataco
  • Lodge in Ataco

Day 4 Full day tour in the Ruta de Flores or optional Santa Ana Volcano hike and lunch at Lake Coatepeque

  • Lodge Ataco

 Day 5 Full day tour on the Ruta de Flores or optional Mangrove tour in Barra de Santiago and visit to Cerro Verde

  • Lodge La Libertad Beach area

Day 6 Full day full day of R&R at Beach 

  • Afternoon or evening Airport Transfer or
  • Lodge Libertad Beach Hotel

Day 7 La Libertad-Airport Transfer

Whether you are planning a long weekend or extended stay in El Salvador or Central America, we know how to plan and design itineraries for pretty much anyones special interests.

We don’t specialize in adventure travel but when required we do have partners who do, making it possible for Gringo Tours to design your time in El Salvador to include what we do best, cultural, historical, wild life, rural and eco-tourism with of course the needed R&R in safe and enjoyable places like Suchitoto, the Ruta de Flores or the La Libertad Beaches. When adventure is desired we can offer anything from surfing to waterfall jumping and zip lines, these we reserve with our partners around the country always trying to make sure that these activities are of the best quality to assure your safety and well being.

Let us help to make your time in El Salvador the best possible! Check out some common ideas for different length stays. And keep in mind that if we don’t offer what you are looking for, we know the best person or guide that does! And remember these are just suggestions on what we have done with other traveler, what we do best is plan each tour or multi day activities to suit each client, so please contact us with your individual interests so we can help you design the best possible combination of places and activities to make your time in El Salvador the best possible for you!

If you only  have 2-3 nights in El Salvador you will want to see the best in your short time. Try to fly in on an early a.m. flight so as to use your first day for some sightseeing in route to your first destination. Although many travelers plan to spend their first day/night in San Salvador I always recommend reconsidering and heading straight to one of the many smaller cities that said with an early flight it is possible to see some of the main attractions in the city before continuing your trip. San Salvador has a couple of options depending on each traveler’s preference, so check out our info and tours for the city to see how you might best want to spend your half day there. On day/night 1 we recommend you lodge in Suchitoto and in case you have no interest in seeing San Salvador we recommend our 2.5 hour walking tour so you will feel comfortable with any other free time in Suchi( as it is called by locals) you may have. For day 2 depending on activities on day 1 we recommend a full day trip exploring the western part of the country either returning to Suchitoto or lodging in Santa Ana, Ataco or Juayua. Most see at least one Mayan site (Joya de Ceren), then either a stop at Lake Coatepeque or up to Cerro Verde for a short hike before visiting one or two of the cities on the Flower Route. Day 3 can include more morning activities on the Flower Route ending on the west coast beaches for your last night before flying out. We are sure this trip will make you want to come back and on a second visit the center and eastern parts of the country can be explored.

If you have a little more time say 3-5 nights you can cover more of El Salvador with some time to relax. We recommend the same itinerary as above but adding one free day in Suchitoto and another in the western part of the country. This allows free time to enjoy these areas on your own or add activities like civil war history tours around Suchitoto and a volcano, waterfall or coffee tour in the western mountains of El Salvador.

For those with even more time and a desire to really see and feel a new country we recommend a minimum of 7 nights or even up to 10 nights. Once again we can build on the first itinerary but then add 2 more nights to your lodging in Suchitoto to add on day trips to Ilobasco and San Sebastian and another trip to Cihuatan and La Palma. Then perhaps a 1-2 night trip down to El Cuco beach or Perquin to get some more civil war history, explore the mangroves or just relax and enjoy the sun and waves. This combined with 2-3 nights in the western part of El Salvador allows travelers to see the entire country but also allows time to relax and enjoy the slow lifestyle in the smaller cities.

Once you have an idea of how much time you want to spend in El Salvador and have an idea of the main sites/places are of interest to you and your travel partners, let us know and we can help customize your trip, either by providing suggestions for how to get around and whet to do each day or by providing services so you can just enjoy.

 

Copan Ruins

Gringo Tours Mayan Tringle Tour includes all tours and transfer mentioned and lodging with included breakfast all days in class 2 and 3 hotels. Based on double occupancy but ca be arranged for groups of any size.

Day 1 Transportation and or tour en route to Suchitoto. Lodge Suchitoto

Day 2 Full day tour to Cinquera, Ilobasco and San Sebastián. Lodge Suchitoto

Day 3 Full day tour to Cihuatan Mayan ball court and La Palma. Lodge Suchitoto

Day 4 Full day in route tour to Joya de Ceren and the Ruta de Flores.Lodge Ataco or Juayua

Day 5 Full day tour in the Ruta de Flores area. Lodge Ataco or Juayua

Day 6 Full day tour in route to Santa Ana or San Salvador with stops at Tazumal and Casa Blanca or Tazumal and San Salvador. Lodge Santa Ana or San Salvador

Day 7 Private transfer from hotel in San Salvador or Santa Ana, visit to Esquipulas Guatemala the continue on to Gracias, Honduras, afternoon tour in Gracias. Lodge Gracias

Day 8 Morning tour of Gracias then, Private transfer Copan Ruins, afternoon activitioes in Copan. Lodge Copan Ruins

Day 9 Tour Copan Ruins and Copan City. Lodge Copan Ruins

Day 10 Private Transfer from Copan Ruins with in route visit to the Quirigua Mayan site. Lodge Rio Dulce

Day 11 Boat cruise/tour options 1) Rio Dulce-Livingston-Rio Dulce or Shorter cruise from and back to Rio Dulce. Lodge Rio Dulce.

Day 12 Private transfer (5-6 hours) from Rio Dulce to Antigua, Guatemala. Lodge Antigua

Day 13 Antigua Cultural city tour in the morning then private transfer to Panajachel. Lodge Panajachel

Day 14 Lake Atitlán (tour in boat with visits to San Juan, San Pedro and Santiago. Lodge Panajachel

Day 15 Lago Atitlan – private transfer-tour to Chichicastenango (visit to mercado) private transfer Antigua, Lodge Antigua

Day 16 Free day with options for local activities on your own in Antigua – Lodge Antigua

Day 17 Antigua - Guatemala City Airport Transfer

We can adapt this tour to any leanth and any order of countries but will need to have precise information from clients about specific interests as well as in bound and out bound flights. Idealy using El Salvador and Guatemala airports works best!

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