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Tour Description

The trip starts from your hotel, we drive to Joya de Ceren. We walk approx 1 hour in the archaeological park and we explain you about Mayan Culture and settlements in El Salvador. We visit the museum and the excavation area of Joya de Ceren. Then we drive to Concepcion de Ataco, the most popular town of the Ruta de las Flores, Ataco is full of Murals on the streets and a great place for Shopping, arguably the best Coffee in the country is produced here. We walk around Ataco checking its beautiful and creative murals. Then we stop by Juayua for lunch. Then we return back to San Salvador at around 16:30-17:00. Bring, sunblock, rainjacket and money for food and drinks, mosquito repellant, good walking shoes.

4 Reasons to Choose this Activity

Visit Ruta de Flores
Check out Ataco
Check out the Mayan Ruins
Top 5 activity in El Salvador

Accesibilities of The Activity

Food & Drink There are many options to have lunch in Ruta de Flores .
Important Mayan Ruins are closed on Mondays.
Lockers No Lockers available. You can leave anything you dont need for the hike in the car.
Languages French, Spanish, English
What is included? Roundtrip transportation, tourguide, entrance to the Park.
What is not included Food, drinks.

Place Description

La Ruta de las Flores is located in the western side of El Salvador, its a "route" composed of small pintoresque towns which used to survive on Coffee production and are now exploiting tourism as a source of income. The most important of these towns are Ataco, Nahuizalco, Juayua and Apaneca. These lands used to belong to the natives which inhabited the area, then the lands were purchased by rich landowners who found a great soil to grow Coffee. The coffee was grown in the mountains and then transported down to the port on the Pacific to export it to USA. Now, coffee production is not profitable in El Salvador, unless you own many acres of land. Thats why many landowners are now including tourism in their coffee plantations. The Ruta de las Flores became famous around 10 years ago, when locals decided to organize Food Festivals on the weekends. You can come to Juayua and Ataco on a weekend and try the local food grilled in front of your eyes.


Frequently Asked Questions

How to Dress?
Ruta de Flores has a nice weather, not hot, not cold. Bring a jacket as it can get chilly sometimes. Sunblock, sunglasses are almost mandatory.
Can I use my debit card to purchase things?
It is better to carry cash, as not many places have a POS for cards here.
What activities can be arranged in the area?
Drink a lot of good coffee, coffee tours, ATVs.
Is this a private activity?
What type of person should take this trip?
People that have little time in the country and want to see as much as possible. People who love nature, history, good coffee.
Ruta de las Flores and Joya de Ceren
everyday except mondays
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Things to Remember
What to bring?

Sun Block, Sunglasses, Good hiking shoes, 1.5 lts of water, jacket or sweater.


Rainy season is from May through November.

How hard is it?

The trips is completely customizable, it really depends how much you want to see.