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“Actionfilled way of seeing El Impossible”

El Imposible National Park
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Private Tour: El Imposible National Park Day Trip from San Salvador
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Trondheim, Norway
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Actionfilled way of seeing El Impossible”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Great way to see the park!

You pay 25us for the day, including transport and lunch (crappy white bread).

But the trip itself is amazing. You get to see the park, going down 7 different waterfalls.
There is a lot of jumping (as high as 10meters if you want) and good nature.
Definetly worth it if you like nature and action, if you are in the area.
(Ruta del flores / Tacuba)
We booked it from Tacuba, but the town is really boring, so recommend arranging it from

Visited March 2014
1 Thank Eirik R
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Washington State
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We booked the Waterfall Jumping tour through the Hostel de Mama y Papa in Tacuba and it was SICK!!! We tried numerous times to get in touch with Manolo via email before we came with little success. But a quick call from the helpful guy at our hotel got it all set up. So glad we didn't skip out on this!

We met up with our guide Guillermo (Williams) at the hostel and jumped into the back of the pickup for the hour long ride up into the park. The drive in is where the adventure begins! Bouncing around up the mountain roads gives you a great view of the surrounding countryside as well as a glimpse of neighboring Guatemala.

After getting up and over the top of the mountains, it was time to hike in to the waterfalls which was about 45 minutes worth of steep downhill through coffee plantations and forest. Our guide didn't speak much english, and we only had some spanish, but we were still able to communicate pretty well. It was very obvious that he LOVES his job and is passionate about it and conserving the area. Very helpful and we were able to learn some local knowledge about plants and animals in the area. Guillermo also came equipped with quality safety gear (if it were needed to lower someone who didn't want to jump down the falls - static rappell rope and Petzal harnesses)

We got to the start of the waterfalls and from then on it was a whole lotta jumping and sliding. I lost track of how many falls there were, but I think it was seven or eight. There seemed to be a pretty decent trail along the whole run of the creek because Guillermo actually walked most of it since he was carrying all the gear as well as lunch.

We had a real basic lunch of sandwiches and babannas at the top of the last falls which was pretty impressive, probably about 150' high. Afterwards we did a rather exposed downclimb next to the falls to get to the base. Guillermo was rather miffed at the locals who had left a bunch of trash strewn around the base of the falls and who didn't bother to use the big garbage bag he had left there for that exact purpose. We all spent about 15 minutes cleaning up the place and it looked pretty good afterwards. The final jump into the creek was from a rock ledge about 30' up from the pool at the base of the falls. A great way to end the trip. The only down side is that after all that hiking and jumping, it is a STEEP hour long hike back out.


Visited January 2014
2 Thank wabowfisher
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Richmond, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“probably better if you can backpack in”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

We just did a short day trip coming in off the coast highway. A long drive up, had to pay to get in, then had to pay $10 for a guide for a pretty basic hike. We had little kids so couldn't do as much as if you were backpacking in, or did the waterfalls.

Visited November 2013
Thank L S
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Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Such a beautiful place”
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

This park is great. The views from some of the mountain tops are spectacular, park one way, pacific ocean the other way. The rivers are stunning with some amazing waterfalls and lots of frogs.

Visited November 2013
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Kimberley, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Manolo is a fabulous guide”
Reviewed 12 November 2012 via mobile

We arranged a tour (though not in the park) with Manolo and his lovely girlfriend Irene. The adventure was amazing, we stayed overnight by a river - did some rock climbing, swam in waterfalls, hung out in the river, and were cooked a delicious meal by some locals that live a ways from the river. I can't stress enough how great this was. If you get a chance look up imposible tours

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