The Route of Flowers nature and culture

Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



English (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

Izalco, Nauhizalco, Laguna Verde, Coffee tour and Concepcion de Ataco

Join us in a journey in western El Salvador, enjoy the dramatic landscape of El Salvador volcanoes, lakes, lagoons and countryside , visit small towns up on the mountains see local biodiversity, birds, butterflies, insects, trees, flowers and and more.
The Route of flowers is the region of the country where culture, nature and history converge at. hear more about the history of the country while you are traveling in a region surrounded by mountains and volcanoes, stop a local lookouts to enjoy the views of towering volcanoes, get to charming towns where you can see the locals daily life, artisans working in their shops, people heading to the corn mills for grinding corn and then making tortillas, get to a volcanic lagoon where you can take a walk on search of birds, insects, butterflies and with some luck some animals like agouti or armadillo, take a coffee tour in a local coffee plantation have lunch at a local restaurant and end the day in the town of Ataco the one with colorful murals are.


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 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.
Then going up the hill is Salcotatitan the next town along the route where the biggest Ceiba ( Mayan Sacred tree ) is.
Our journey would take us to Laguna Verde a crater lagoon for a hike around it surrounded by cloud forest after hike we can head straight to a local restaurant to have lunch and then take a coffee tour at a local plantation and end the day strolling in Ataco where the colorful murals and cobbled stone streets

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel in San Salvador

End location: Your hotel in San Salvador

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

Tour's duration may be altered due to heavy traffic on Friday's and during heavy rains
October is the last month of the rainy season and we are getting a lot of rainfall by that time , cloudy and rainy weather could be expected up in the mountains

What’s Included

Transportation service, my personal services as your tour guide and driver, entrances fees to places to be visited, bottled water, there might be a minivan driver with us

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 US Dollars - 35 US - Payments may include meals, souvenirs, snacks, extra drinks etc.

What’s Extra

your meals and any other extras activities not described in the tour

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