El Salvador Birding and Wildlife Tour
The Pacific Coast Estuaries, Suchitoto and Lago Suchitlán
We are offering a very special trip to El Salvador.
- Travel Dates: June 23 - 28, 2019
- Group Size: 6 Travelers plus guides, spaces left = 4
- Trip Length: 6 days
- Rates: Rate per person = $1,955 (no single supplement)
- Rates include: Domestic transfers, lodging, breakfast, lunch, dinner, scheduled group tours, entrance fees & Allianz travel health insurance.
- Not included: International airfare, customs & immigration fees and visas, alcohol, trip cancellation insurance.
Special: Included with your trip (one per room) is a copy of the field guide “Birds of Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama” (Princeton Field Guides) by Andrew Vallely and Dale Dyer. You will receive this when you reserve your trip so you will have time to study and know the beautiful birds of El Salvador.
Map of the travel route here: El Salvador Map (opens a new page)
If you would like to see recent photos click here: Newsletter Archives (opens a new page)
More photos can be found here: Photo Gallery (opens new page)
Day 1: Fly to El Salvador
Arrival at the El Salvador International Airport Oscar Arnulfo Romero (SAL). You will be met at the airport and shuttled to the place of lodging along the Pacific Coast, which is about a 30-minute drive to the Hotel Rancho Estero y Mar. Activities for the day depend on the time of your arrival.
Days 2: Rancho Estero y Mar
Hotel Rancho Estero y Mar is beautifully located on the Pacific coast, on the beach, but also at the edge of a wonderful estuary. This area is great for birding, exploring, swimming, kayaking the river and relaxing. There will be boat tours, birding walks and night time exploring.
Day 4: Rancho Estero y Mar
A full day of birding the estuary and forest of the San Luis area, with evening and nighttime exploring. The hotel sits nestled in between the Pacific Coast, the estuary and slough, and La Montaña Bosque Santa Clara Reserve, which is abundant with birds and wildlife.
Day 4: Suchitoto
From the Pacific coast it is a 2 hour drive to the small mountain village of Suchitoto, where we will be staying for two days. Suchitoto was originally founded in 1528 and is a beautiful historic colonial town. It is also a birding hot spot with a wonderful natural environment. We will be staying at the finest place in town.
Day 5: Rancho Estero y Mar
Back on the Pacific Coast for more birding, exploring, swimming, kayaking, boat tours and night time exploring. There are enough birds, activities and interesting sights to fill several days worth of seeing new birds and wildlife and having new experiences.
Day 6: Fly day
Most flights leave in the morning and so getting to the airport will be the only activity for the day
Please note: The lodging described in this itinerary is always our first choice based on availability. Details of this trip are a little vague as it is VERY flexible. Destinations throughout the trip are based on the desires, ability and goals of the group.