Nicaragua & El Salvador Combined

Take in the best of El Salvador and Nicaragua. Visit the impressive volcanoes of San Salvador, Cerro Verde, Italzco & Santa Ana and the lovely volcanic crater lake of Coatepeque. Explore the unique Maya ruins of Joya de Cerén. Browse the artisan stalls in El Salvador’s coffee-growing Flowers Route. Learn about the Leatherback Turtle conservation programme in Jiquilisco Bay. Travel by boat over into Nicaragua and visit the Spanish-colonial towns of León and Granada. Explore the Masaya region and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Nicaragua. End your holiday by relaxing on a white-sand beach.


Nicaragua & El Salvador Combined - a sample itinerary

Day 1

Fly to San Salvador and spend the night in the capital.

Day 2

San Salvador

Enjoy a City Tour and visit the nearby San Salvador Volcano where you can walk in the cool cloudforest on the rim of the volcano’s crater.

Day 3

San Salvador & Joya de Cerén

Visit one of Central America’s most exciting Maya ruins – Joya de Cerén – known also as the ‘Pompeii of the Americas’.

Day 4


Travel north to Suchitoto, the country’s best-preserved Spanish-colonial town and enjoy a City Tour then take time to wander the streets and visit the local shops.

Day 5

Flowers Route

Explore El Salvador’s ‘Flowers Route’, a 36km long ride through the villages at the heart of the country’s coffee-growing area, also home to the country’s main artisan centres.

Day 6

Volcanoes Route

Marvel at El Salvador’s stunning volcanic scenery: visit the impressive Cerro Verde, Izalco Volcano (known as the Pacific Lighthouse), and have lunch whilst gazing over scenic Lake Coatepeque.

Day 7

Jiquilisco Bay

For your final day in El Salvador enjoy a scenic boat ride in Jiquilisco Bay – one of the world’s largest nesting sites of Leatherback Turtles. Learn about the turtle conservation programme then take a kayak tour in and around the mangrove swamps.

Day 8


Catch a boat across the Gulf of Fonseca to Nicaragua and spend the night in León, Nicaragua’s university town.

Day 9


Enjoy a City Tour then drive on to Granada, Latin America’s second oldest city.

Day 10

Granada & Masaya Region

Spend the day visiting the Masaya region – Masaya Volcano, the local market, Lake Apoyo and the Pueblos Blancos, known for its distinctive pottery.

Day 11

Granada & Las Isletas

Early-morning wildlife-spotting boat trip around the Las Isletas, 365 islands on Lake Nicaragua. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy Granada’s café culture or to wander this charming colonial town.

Days 12-14

San Juan del Sur

Take time for some R&R on the beach at San Juan del Sur, or travel over to the Caribbean, to Nicaragua’s Corn Islands.

Day 15

Transfer to Managua airport for your flight home.

The above sample Nicaragua and El Salvador holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.


Central America has a good range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made holiday to Nicaragua and El Salvador.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Nicaragua and El Salvador Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Nicaragua and El Salvador holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Central America holiday.

Duration of your Nicaragua and El Salvador Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your holiday to Central America, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your Nicaragua and El Salvador holiday along with a link to the hotel’s website, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the itinerary until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from this tailor-made holiday in Central America.