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  • San Salvador
  • Arcatao
  • Cerro de Pital
  • Juayua
  • Atami
  • San Salvador
This tropical country is the dream destination for lovers of prsitine nature scenes.  EN-route you will find paradisical beaches, lush mountains, a mild tropical climate and warm, traditional hospitality characterized by an eternal smile. El Salvador may well hit the top of your bucketlist very soon. Get ready to enjoy this awe-inspiring country!
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Day 1 > 3 - San Salvador

Welcome to San Salvador! A meet & assist plus transfer to your first hotel where you will reside for the next 3 nights awaits. Tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, you have plenty of time to explore this captivating capital. Plaza Civica and Plaza Libertad, the old Plaza Major, amid the historical center of San Salvador for instance, or the botanical garden, one of the many museums, churches and cathedrals of the City. And why not lift the veil of the mysterious past in one of the archaeological sites or the El Boqueron crater in the El Boqueron National Park?

Day 4 & 5 - San Salvador > Arcatao

In your rental car with driver / tour escort you start your exploration of this country with a drive towards the border of Honduras. Mountain passes, valleys and charming small villages glide by one your journey?  About halfway, in Suchitoto, lunch awaits.  Via the Cerron Grande dam you reach the city of Arcatao. Tomorrow you can spend a day at leisure to explore the ins and outs of this appealing little rural village surrounded by nature. Put on your walking shoes, go horseback riding or listen to the rich stories about guerrilla fighters.

Day 6 - Arcatao > Cerro de Pital

Today you drive further north along the border with Honduras to the Miramundo mountains at an altitude of 2400m. You reside in the middle of nature away from all the hustle and bustle of cities and villages and enjoy first-hand the mysterious splendour of the cloud forest, a tropical jungle that bathes in fog. Biodiversity is the asset here as the cloud forest is home to an abundance of rare plants and bird species, such as the colourful Quetzal.

Day 7 & 8 - Cerro de Pital > Juayau

Departure for a trip along the highest point of El Salvador, the famous El Pital, and further south to Juayua. The most scenic way to reach this place is via the 'Rutas de Flores' or flower route, often described as the most beautiful of all routes in El Salvador. You drive past colonial and cosy villages with colourful streets, typical churches and languid squares while you are pampered by the scents and colours of over 200 flower species and plants and the insects that love their nectar. Fortunately, you stay here for the next 2 nights so that you can continue your excavation of the region tomorrow. Why not go on a coffee tour, zipline or go see the colourful mural in nearby Ataco?

Day 11 - Juayua > Atami

Via the Cerro Verde and along the mountain ranges of San Julian and El Balsamo you reach the coast of the Pacific Ocean and the village of Atami, your home during the last 3 nights of this itinerary. In this little piece of paradise on earth you enjoy the sea breeze in your hair and the feeling of your feet trotting the black, volcanic beach sand or softly kicking the salty waters of the natural tidal pools. Delightful far niente in a stunning, perfect to recharge the batteries with solar energy before your return to Belgium.

Day 12 - Atami > San Salvador

End of your tour.  If you have the time why not extend with a round trip, beach extension or nature exploration in a neighbouring country such as Panama, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba or even the USA. We warmly welcome you to share your pictures, tips and adventure stories on our facebook page, instagram, on our picwall and in flying colours on thetravellinggeneration.be. Check it out!

Travel Documents

  • Travel documents: All Belgian nationals*  (children and babies included) must be in possession of an international e-passport (biometric) containing min. 2 blank pages, valid for at least 6 months after the day of departure from El Salvador. No visa is required for a stay of max. 90 days. In order to organize consular services even better, may we recommend you register your stay in the country of El Salvador via www.travellersonline.diplomatie.be. 

  • All passengers who travel to and /or via the U.S. must apply for an electronic travel authorization at least 72 hours prior to departure. The ESTA procedure must be requested via the official website link https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov and paid by a personal credit card only. Please verify the latest updates on travel advice, documents and requirements on http://diplomatie.be/nl.

  • Travellers with a non-Belgian nationality and / or travellers travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously report this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy (s) or Consulate (ate) to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents. They must apply for an electronic travel authorization at least 72 hours prior to departure via the official website link https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov and pay by a personal credit card only.

Insurances

Have a safe and carefree trip: travel fully insured with our Protections travel insurance! Our Protections insurance policies offer various formulas in order to offer you the widest possible cover (with even a fly-on-time, natural catastrophes and epidemics) for both single journeys or for the entire year.  We guarantee you the best protection at the best price. 

Tailored travel

The tours in our brochures are just a few examples of travel itineraries possible. Our trips can be tailored to suit your specific needs. If you want to book a specific destination or combine it with a mini-tour then we will gladly make you a tailor-made offer. For a personalised day-by-day program please contact our destination experts

Would you like to travel in a group; with your entire family, friends or colleagues? (min. 10 people required). Put our know-how to the test and send us your details and wishes. We will gladly turn the blueprints of your trip into a detailed quote and a lasting memory for you to cherish. Contact our Connections' Group Service by e-mail at groups@connections.be or by telephone on +32 (0)2 550 01 65. We would love to hear from you.

Health

No mandatory vaccinations.

Yet, regardless of your length of stay, vaccinations against hepatitis A and DTP are recommended for travel to El Salvador. A vaccination against yellow fever is only mandatory if you have been in a yellow fever country in the seven days before arrival. If you are planning to stay in El Salvador for 3 months or longer, it is advisable to be vaccinated against hepatitis B, typhoid fever and rabies as well.

The latest information on mandatory vaccinations and recommended vaccines or medication for a particular country of residence or transit is available on itg.be

Time Zones

- 7 hours in relation to Belgium.

Currency

The currency used in El Salvador is the American Dollar!
To current exchange rate we can recommend the use of the website Oanda.

Climate

El Salvador is located in the central part of Central America on the Pacific Coast and has a tropical climate. In large parts of El Salvador, tropical temperatures are prevalent throughout the year. Along the coast they often fluctuate between 25 °C to 30 °C. In the interior it is usually about 5 degrees cooler and the higher you go into the mountains the lower the temperature, as can be expected. The highest peak, the Cerro El Pital, can be covered in snow during the winter months!

November to March are the best months to travel to El Salvador. From May to October the amount of precipitation will increase considerably on a regular basis, this taking into account that weather-wise there are no longer any certainties.

Average Max. Temperatures (°C):

Destination J F M A M J J A S O N D
San Salvador 30 30 32 32 31 30 30 30 29 29 29 30

What's included?

  • 11 nights accommodation incl breakfast in the listed hotels or equivalent
  • Private transfers with local driver on days 1 & 12
  • 6 day car rental (days 4 > 9) type 4x4 with driver / English speaking tour escort
  • Price per person sharing based on double occupancy in a standard room

What's not included?

Your international flights, petrol, excess (100USD) for your rental car, visits (entry fees and guide), non-listed services and meals, beverages, tipping, travel insurance and personal expenses.

Good to Know

Your accommodation kan be basic at times and warm water and a private bathroom are not always guaranteed.

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