The Route of Flowers
La Ruta de Las Flores (The Flower Route) is located in the Apaneca ilamatepec mountain range, the largest coffee-growing region of El Salvador, the five small towns of Nahuizalco, Salcoatitan, Juayua, Apaneca and Concepcion de Ataco are nestled in the mountains surrounded by coffee plantations, nature and volcanoes.
Our journey takes us through some of the different towns in which you will enjoy the culture, food, traditions and customs of the locals, you will have an opportunity to observe the daily lives of its people. Coffee is the main economic activity in the area, La Ruta de Las Flores is the ideal place for coffee lovers and this is the best place in El Salvador to enjoy a cup of Salvadoran coffee in any of the many local cafes and restaurants.
Ataco the most colorful town in El Salvador with its cobble stoned streets, shops, galleries and beautiful murals And Juayua where every weekend a food festival takes place and where the Black Christ can be seeing are the top destinations in the route
We will be heading west from the capital in one of the country's most modern roads, seeing the green Salvadoran landscape with volcanoes, mountains, corn fields, coffee plantations, sugar cane fields and a beautiful volcanoes views along the route.
On the way we will stop to enjoy the small town of Izalco with interesting post-colonial churches, local catholic culture, and ancient traditions.
We will drive through Sonsonate on the way to La Ruta de Las Flores, where we begin by visiting Nahuizalco local market and central plaza, the town is also famous for its wooden furniture and souvenirs.
Juayua, is where a food festival is held every weekend of the year.
Apaneca, with breathtaking views and coffee plantations greets us next along the route.
The last town we will visit, Ataco, is the tourist's favorite. You will see why when you get there!
Along the route there will be local gardens where we can see beautiful flowers that attract colorful birds and butterflies that we will point out for you
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I'll meet you at your hotel in San Salvador or airport
End location: Hotel or a place to be mutually agreed on
Duration: 10 hours 30 min.
Tour's duration may be altered due to heavy traffic on friday's and during heavy rains
We will travel in El Salvador by Sedan car with air condition and clean
Weather Conditions in El Salvador
Rainy season is from May to Middle November
Dry Season is From Middle November to late April
The heaviest rains are from August to mid November
Do not forget to bring the appropriate gear for each season
Best time to travel in El Salvador is from mid November to late February
My personalized services as your English speaking guide and driver, Bottled water,Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 US - Payments may include meals, souvenirs, snacks, extra drinks etc.
Most shops and restaurants accept credit cards
El Salvador official currency is US Dollars, You do not need to change local currency, there is also a good network of ATMS in the main cities and touristic destinations
Meals, souvenirs, snacks, extra drinks
Public toilets are paid in El Salvador.
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Awesome! Picked me up at the airport and whisked me off for a circle tour of El Salvador based on my interests! We say the beach, ruta de las flores, and ended with pupusas! I was a single female traveling and had the best time ever. Totally recommend Benjamin and hope to visit again soon.