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Route of the Flowers Tour
  • English English
  • 9 hours
  • Hotel pick up

No trip to El Salvador would be complete without visiting its most picturesque villages. Color, tradition, and artwork fill the streets of Juayúa, Nahuizalco, Apaneca, and Ataco making the Ruta de las Flores (Flowers Route) a very special experience.

Route of the Flowers Tour

After picking you up from your accommodation in San Salvador we will leave the city behind and head to the Ruta de las Flores (Flowers Route). This is the most famous stretch of road in the country and is known as the Route 66 of El Salvador.

During the trip we will travel along the picturesque road, passing through colorful villages surrounded by nature. Our first stop on the Flowers Route will be Juayúa, where you will learn the fascinating story behind the name. At around 3,300 feet high up, we will explore the charming historic center of this small village, in which the church of Santa Lucía and the parish church of Cristo Negro stand out.

Then we hit the road again, this time to Nahuizalco, where we will spend an hour. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the few people who still speak the indigenous Nawat language. We will also discover the historic weaving and hat-making traditions that are still practiced today.

Apaneca will welcome us with its colorful houses, and around the idyllic central village square, you will meet the locals and browse the wonderful handicraft shops

After around one hour in Apaneca, we will drive on to our last destination on the Ruta de las Flores: Ataco. Here, at 3,900 feet above sea level, you will encounter colorful street murals and a vibrant central park. For a little more than an hour you will immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of this area, and have the opportunity to try the delicious local artisan coffee.

Important information

The time spent at each destination on the itinerary are only approximate and will depend on how long the guide spends discussing them with the group.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.


Adults Children from 4 to 12 years Children under 4 years
US$ 78
US$ 39
  • Adults

    US$ 78
  • Children from 4 to 12 years

    US$ 39
  • Children under 4 years


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9 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


English, French, and Spanish speaking guide.

Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in San Salvador.


Entry to the landmarks visited on the itinerary.

Not included


When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (San Salvador local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


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US$ 78
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.