Overview

San Salvador is a large, dynamic city full of noise and movement. A real jumble of references can be observed here: the violent history of volcanic eruptions and civil war, present day enterprise and artistic creativeness, a burgeoning population, both collapse and regeneration. It's an interesting city but not one to wander round at will on your own: some parts are still dangerous, while others are havens of tranquility and innovation. In the company of a local guide you could have a great experience  discovering highlights and hidden corners.

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Holidays San Salvador

From expertly designed Private Journeys to trail-blazing Group Tours, browse our range of carefully crafted holidays.

El Salvador

Private Journeys

El Salvador

Signature El Salvador: Revolutionary road trip

11 days from £2,450pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Granada Nicaragua

Private Journeys

Nicaragua / El Salvador

Undiscovered Nicaragua and El Salvador

19 days from £4,070pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Things to do

We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.

Where to go when - our guide to San Salvador

San Salvador

The weather in San Salvador is wide and varied

San Salvador is a large, dynamic city but not one to explore at will on your own: some parts are still dangerous and with the help of a local guide you will have a great experience discovering the highlights and hidden corners.

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Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Ben
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

  • Carrie
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

  • Maggie
    Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert

    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Hannah
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

  • Millie
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

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