Overview & Highlights
Nicaragua and El Salvador are off the beaten track, with fairly rudimentary infrastructure but as such they offer a rewarding experience akin to what travellers enjoyed in other parts of the continent decades ago.
- Granada: Guided city tour and Masaya volcano
- El Castillo: Caiman-spotting by night
- El Castillo: Hike in Indo Maíz Biosphere Reserve
- El Castillo: Kayaking on Rio San Juan
- El Castillo: Guided tour of the fortress
- Perquín: El Mazote and Museo de la Revolución
- Suchitito: Walking tour
- EL Imposible National park: hiking
Nicaragua has been developing a discreet, eco-friendly approach to tourism for some years while El Salvador now presents its Mayan sites, colonial cities, delightful rural drives and the El Imposible National Park. On this holiday you'll be among the first to discover their natural beauty and unpretentious charm. The people of both countries are among the most hospitable in Latin America.
The two newcomers on the radar of adventurous travellers, Nicaragua and El Salvador, share gorgeous landscapes of volcanoes, lakes, palm-fringed beaches, fertile slopes smothered in coffee bushes, and a diversity of flora and fauna. Both have only relatively recently emerged from a period of political turbulence: the impressive level of reconciliation between formerly warring factions has resulted in the creation of two of perhaps the most appealing and friendly countries on the continent. They cannot be compared with the big hitters of Mexico, Peru and Brazil in terms of mind-boggling attractions but their scantily populated rural landscapers of chains of volcanoes, coffee plantations, lakes and remote rivers combine to create a captivating destination.
Arrive in the colonial city of Granada and transfer to your hotel.
Guided city tour and visit to Masaya volcano.
Fly to San Carlos; travel by boat along Rio San Juan to El Castillo.
Hike in Indo Maíz Biosphere Reserve; river kayaking; guided fortress tour.
Return by boat to San Carlos, continue to Ometepe Island.
At leisure to cycle, hike, ride a horse or sit on the beach.
By ferry to the mainland, drive to León.
At leisure in this University city.
Road transfer to Perquín, El Salvador.
Visit el Mazote and Museo de la Revolución.
By road to Suchitoto.
Walking tour of Suchitoto.
Drive along Ruta de las Flores to Ataco.
Trekking in El Imposible National Park.
By road to Costa del Sol on the coast.
At leisure on the coast.
Transfer to San Salvador airport for international flight home.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
This tour was perfect for first time travellers to the area. It was extremely well organised and the itinerary was well planned with a nice flow of events and very diverse experiences. We were amazed at all the wonderful sites, hikes and activities we had on this tour and will remember it for a lifetime.KP, USA
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La Posada de Suchitlan
Nicaragua / Rio San Juan
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El Salvador / Gulf of Fonseca and Eastern El Salvador
El Salvador / Ruta de las Flores
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Nicaragua / Rio San Juan