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Ruta de Las Flores People volcanoes colonial towns

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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • The Ruta de las Flores is one of the most suitable tourist routes to know the natural, cultural and gastronomic wealth of El Salvador. The itinerary crosses two departments of the west of the country, Sonsonate and Ahuachapan, and five localities: Nahuizalco, Salcoatitan, Juayúa, Apaneca, and Ataco. The normal is to start the Route in San Salvador. To 70 kilometers of the capital of the country, is Nahuizalco, that, in Nahuac language, means 'The four Izalcos', because its population was four times the one of the Izalco neighbor. Nahuizalco, one of the indigenous centers of the area, is famous for its handicrafts and furniture made with tulle and wicker. Another attraction is the night market illuminated exclusively with candles that is celebrated in the center of the town. Following the Sierra high road, we arrive at Salcoatitan ('Ciudad del Quetzalcoatl', in Nahuac). This town, located just over 1,000 meters above sea level, welcomed the first coffee plantations of the country in the mid-nineteenth century. In addition to visiting craft shops similar to those of Nahuizalco, it is worth attending the gastronomic festivals that are celebrated every Sunday. There is also a tourist train that runs through the central park, the newly restored colonial church and the main streets of the city. The next stop on the Ruta de las Flores is Juayúa ('Río de Orquídeas Moradas'). In addition to a celebrated gastronomic festival that takes place every weekend, Juayúa has great natural attractions, such as the waterfall Los Chorros de La Calera (two kilometers from the city). Apaneca ('Rio de Vientos'), with its 1,455 meters above sea level, is the highest city in El Salvador. Famous for the quality of its coffee, which is exported to the whole world, Just five kilometers from Apaneca, you will find Ataco, a small colonial city that lives on coffee growing, textile making and religious imagery and tourism. In the surroundings of the locality there are several viewpoints that allow to contemplate the impressive landscape. All are places of outstanding natural beauty and wealth, can enjoy a pleasant climate, coffee producers villages, fertile lands that show a colorful journey with the mixture of aromas in the area. On weekends you can enjoy the food fairs of different villages that make up this route where you will find exotic and delicious national and international dishes, you can learn many traditions and culture, developing activities such as wicker furniture and crafts, crafts made with Indigo, looms or a delicious coffee
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The Ruta de las Flores is one of the most suitable tourist routes to know the natural, cultural and gastronomic wealth of El Salvador. The itinerary crosses two departments of the west of the country, Sonsonate and Ahuachapan, and five localities: Nahuizalco, Salcoatitan, Juayúa, Apaneca, and Ataco. The normal is to start the Route in San Salvador. To 70 kilometers of the capital of the country, is Nahuizalco, that, in Nahuac language, means 'The four Izalcos', because its population was four times the one of the Izalco neighbor. Nahuizalco, one of the indigenous centers of the area, is famous for its handicrafts and furniture made with tulle and wicker. Another attraction is the night market illuminated exclusively with candles that is celebrated in the center of the town. Following the Sierra high road, we arrive at Salcoatitan ('Ciudad del Quetzalcoatl', in Nahuac). This town, located just over 1,000 meters above sea level, welcomed the first coffee plantations of the country in the mid-nineteenth century. In addition to visiting craft shops similar to those of Nahuizalco, it is worth attending the gastronomic festivals that are celebrated every Sunday. There is also a tourist train that runs through the central park, the newly restored colonial church and the main streets of the city. The next stop on the Ruta de las Flores is Juayúa ('Río de Orquídeas Moradas'). In addition to a celebrated gastronomic festival that takes place every weekend, Juayúa has great natural attractions, such as the waterfall Los Chorros de La Calera (two kilometers from the city). Apaneca ('Rio de Vientos'), with its 1,455 meters above sea level, is the highest city in El Salvador. Famous for the quality of its coffee, which is exported to the whole world, Just five kilometers from Apaneca, you will find Ataco, a small colonial city that lives on coffee growing, textile making and religious imagery and tourism. In the surroundings of the locality there are several viewpoints that allow to contemplate the impressive landscape. All are places of outstanding natural beauty and wealth, can enjoy a pleasant climate, coffee producers villages, fertile lands that show a colorful journey with the mixture of aromas in the area. On weekends you can enjoy the food fairs of different villages that make up this route where you will find exotic and delicious national and international dishes, you can learn many traditions and culture, developing activities such as wicker furniture and crafts, crafts made with Indigo, looms or a delicious coffee
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12583P9
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off availible only in San Salvador
  • Small Groups
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pickup and drop-off in any Hotel at San Salvador Metropolitan area
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • What to bring?
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Light Clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Sweater or Jacket
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off availible only in San Salvador
  • Small Groups
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pickup and drop-off in any Hotel at San Salvador Metropolitan area
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • What to bring?
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Light Clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Sweater or Jacket
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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MGtravelWW
8 contributions
Fantastic day trip!
Oct 2020 • Solo
Outstanding! I was able to cater my trip to fit my shopping and photo needs and interest. As a new resident of El Salvador I wanted to have an introduction to the country. I can honestly say this was, not only an excellent day trip, but my favorite day in the country since my arrival! Thank you.
Written 5 October 2020
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jon p
London, UK38 contributions
Great tour with an amazing guide
I wasn’t sure what to expect as I hadn’t researched the Rita de Las Flores, but this tour surpassed my expectations. The guide was upbeat, informative, stopped allow me to take photos. The towns visited were interesting, everyone was slightly different. Stopped in one for lunch, which was a bargain at 5 dollars. Really enjoyed it so would recommend.
Written 7 February 2020
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Julia P
9 contributions
Amazing Tour!!!
Nov 2019 • Solo
This tour is hands down well worth it! The guide was awesome as well. Very friendly, knowledgable, informative and went out of his way to make sure I had the best experience. The Flower Route is a great way to get to know several towns in El Salvador. You will see spectacular views, beautiful towns, murals painted by obviously talented artists, have the opportunity to eat all types of local food, observe the Salvadorean people going about their daily lives.... I can't say enough about it... 😊👌❣
Written 27 November 2019
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John Villarreal
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Juan Jose Villarreal
Nov 2019 • Family
It was an excellent tour with the most amazing sites and the guide. Very professional guide.My family was very satisfied with this tour.
Written 10 November 2019
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Ceci G
Austin, TX20 contributions
One of El Salvador’s top attractions and not to be missed!🇸🇻
May 2019 • Couples
Another one of my favorite tours in El Salvador! Rafael, our tour guide, was phenomenal.👏🏾 We stopped at the 5 towns on The Flowers Route and opted for the hike to Los Chorros de la Calera, which were breathtaking and built up our appetite for the gastronomic food festival in Juayua.

From the moment Rafael picked us up to when he dropped us off at our hotel, he was constantly pointing out important landmarks and sharing his knowledge of El Salvador.

I was really interested in the indigenous history of El
Salvador, and he quickly customized the tour and gave more importance and information to the indigenous cultures of El Salvador.

I learned Rafael is studying the Nahuat language, which made his knowledge even more impressive and legit.👏🏾
Written 10 May 2019
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Hello Ceci! Thank you for having considered our country as your travel destination, and to have encouraged you to know the beautiful colonial cities and archaeological richness that this land has to offer. No doubt your comment is very important for more people are encouraged to give a chance to this gem hidden in Central America. Thank you for your good comments from our work team Atentamente
Written 28 May 2019
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100CountryMan
London, UK206 contributions
Great Tour
This tour was amazing. Raphael was a very safe driver and comfortable car. He took us to many places and we saw 4 small towns and the waterfall.
I was concerned about safety in the country but this was not an issue at all. Our driver was very polite and professional and spoke great English
Family run business and you can see they care about their customers
Written 28 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Undoubtedly the Ruta de Las Flores is a beautiful tour full of contrasts and many surprises! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to accompany you. Undoubtedly El Salvador has a very bad press worldwide, but for people like you, who decide to give El Salvador a chance, this concept is changing. A country full of very kind people Thank you for visiting us, and for giving our country a chance! Atentamente Osmaro Zelaya
Written 6 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Great layover tour!
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Excellent guides for a weekend in El Salvador
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Brilliant tour with very knowledgeable guide
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