Top Spots on El Salvador's Flowers Route (Ruta de Las Flores)

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The scenic Flower Route (Ruta de Las Flores) links some of western El Salvador’s most attractive colonial towns and winds through an endless panorama of wildflower-bedecked hillsides, dense forests, and looming volcanoes. See below for places to stop along the way. 

Juayua
The village of Juayua is famous for its lively weekend food market and is a great spot to try traditional El Salvadorian food. It’s also the start of the Seven Waterfalls hiking route, which passes by the magnificent Los Chorros waterfall.

Apaneca
El Salvador’s second-highest town, Apaneca is characterized by its cobblestone streets and colorful adobe houses. Adventurers can also explore the surrounding Sierra Apaneca Ilamatepec mountains, hike to the Green Lagoon (Laguna Verde) and Lagoon of the Nymphs (Laguna de las Ninfas), or zipline through the rain forest.

Ataco
Surrounded by coffee plantations, Ataco is known for its homegrown coffee, colorfully painted houses, and rich art scene. Admire the town’s striking murals on a walking tour, browse the artisan workshops for handicrafts, and of course, enjoy a freshly brewed coffee.
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Full Day Tour: Colonial Route and Volcanoes of El Salvador, Cerro Verde and the Flowers Route

Discover the towering volcanoes, idyllic small towns and colonial heritage of El Salvador during this comprehensive 9-hour trip. Explore the country's most famous volcanoes, enjoying panoramic views of Izalco Volcano and hiking the eco-trails near Cerro Verde Volcano. Spend your afternoon discovering El Salvador’s ‘Flowers Route,’ an area of beautiful scenery, colonial towns and indigenous culture, stopping for guided tours of Nahuizalco and the coffee-making center of Ataco. This full-day El Salvador adventure includes entrance fees, a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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US$75.00
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Laguna Verde and Apaneca Buggy Adventure Tour

Satisfy an appetite for adventure on a 6-hour dune buggy tour from San Salvador. Combine spectacular scenery with an adventurous experience as you discover the luscious landscape in an alternative way. See the sparkling surfaces of Laguna Verde and Laguna de las Ninfas; trace the remarkable Ruta de las Flores (Flowers Route) and absorb the natural landmarks that pepper the path; and then, explore the historical highlights in the traditional town of Apaneca. Opt for the upgraded option to include a knowledgeable guide and a full-day tour of San Salvador’s spectacular surroundings.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Tour El Salvador Flowers Route

Wind your way through the Cordillera Apaneca mountains as you follow El Salvador’s famous Flowers Route (Ruta de las Flores) on this full-day tour from San Salvador. Pass an endless panorama of wildflower filled valleys, coffee plantations and rolling hills as you journey along the 22-mile (36-km) trail and enjoy an itinerary tailored to your individual interests. Perhaps stop at the villages of Nahuizalco and Apaneca to peek into the artisan workshops; visit the Coffee Museum in Juayúa; or sample local specialties (own expense) like paella in the colonial town of Juayúa.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Flower Route Tour from San Salvador

The Flower Route is one of El Salvador’s most scenic tourist trails, lined with wildflower fields, coffee plantations, and colorful colonial towns. For those short on time, this full-day tour from San Salvador takes in all the highlights, visiting the towns of Nahuizalco, Zalcoatitan, Juayua, Apaneca, and Ataco, plus either the Don Juan Waterfalls or the El Carmen coffee plantation.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Archaeological Site San Andrés and Villages from Flowers Route

Archaeological and cultural tour, the tour will depart San Salvador at 8:00 a.m includes air conditioned transportation and reclining seats, tour guide and transfers to places to visit.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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US$145.00
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Apaneca Zipline Adventure with Optional Flowers Route Tour

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Apaneca as you whizz through the treetops on this half-day ziplining adventure, including hotel pick-up and private transfers from San Salvador. Soar over wildflower valleys and coffee plantations as you tackle the 12-cable zipline course, and keep a look out for colorful toucans and majestic eagles as you zoom through the forest. For the ultimate adventure, upgrade to a full-day tour and spend the afternoon exploring the charming towns and flower-filled valleys along El Salvador’s famous Flowers Route (Ruta de las Flores).
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Flowers Route and Hot Springs

A tour of villages, full of culture and traditions of El Salvador, you will find the Ruta de las Flores, where you can practice sports such as: Buggies Car, 4x4 by Apaneca mountain range, Canoppy and enjoy the relaxing hot springs.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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