Highlights of El Salvador
El Salvador, Multi Activity, 15 days - from £1,095 (land only) - from €1,315 (land only) - from $1,795 (land only)
- Biking, hiking and exploring in the amazing `Land of Volcanoes`
- Hike to the summit of El Salvador`s highest volcanoes
- Overnight on a coffee plantation
- Explore the historic centre of San Salvador
- Learn to surf in the Pacific Ocean at El Cuco
Overlooked by many travellers to Central America, El Salvador is the smallest country in the region and one of the most charming. It has everything you would expect; Spanish colonial towns, cloud forest trails, an indigenous culture, unspoiled Pacific Ocean beaches and more than 20 volcanic peaks. This exciting multi-activity holiday begins in the west, with mountain biking and optional pony-trekking on Cerro Cuyanunsul and continues in the same theme as we hike to the top of Volcan Ilamatepec (2381m) which dramatically erupted as recently as October 2005. Detouring to the Honduras border, we also make the short and easy ascent to El Pital (2730m), El Salvador's high point. Heading east our multi-activity exploration of El Salvador continues as we kayak in crater lakes, enjoy a city tour of San Salvador, overnight on a coffee plantation and climb more volcanoes, including the challenging Volcan Chaparrastique (2129m). After all of this, you'll be ready for a couple of days on the beach at El Cuco, with a surfing lesson thrown in!
Is this holiday for you?
This is a diverse holiday, with a day of mountain biking (or pony trekking), as well as kayaking, surfing and hiking. The biking and kayaking are at a level where previous experience is not required (although you must know how to ride a bike for the mountain biking). The hikes are mostly quite short (half a day or a little more), with the exception of the ascent of Volcan Chaparrastique which involves an early start and a full day on the mountain. Participants should be fit and active and most importantly have a spirit of adventure.