Welcome to El Salvador

El Salvador is that little dynamo in Central America that past visitors just keep going on and on about it. Glimpses of tropical paradise, lush tracts of pre-industrial national park, colonial splendor astride pristine volcanic lakes, searing colors and a fierce creative vision sit quietly in the shadows of an indomitable local pride. Here you’ll find a glorious coastline with world-class waves, a culture-clad... Read More

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$4899 Boating & cruises

Galapagos Islands on Beluga

The Galapagos archipelago represents a spectacular and striking world of volcanic landscapes and fearless animals including Giant Tortoises, Fur Seals, Sea Lions, Land and Sea Iguanas and many species of birds. A cruise to this impressive wildlife sanctuary will be a memorable experience for those who appreciate close encounters with nature. Accompanied by a naturalist guide, this eight day cruise aboard the Beluga provides ample opportunity to explore the volcanic and wildlife rich islands. The Beluga is a deluxe 110 foot, steel-hulled motor vessel, fully air-conditioned and accommodates 16 passengers in double staterooms, each with private bathroom and shower. This trip can ideally be combined with any of our South American journeys.

$3899 Boating & cruises

Galapagos Islands on Cachalote 1

Accompanied by a naturalist guide, this eight day cruise explores this isolated volcanic archipelago in search of seals, tortoises, unusual bird life iguanas and lizards. Cachalote I is a charismatic 96 foot schooner rigged motor sailer and features seven cabins each with a private bathroom. Passengers can relax on one of the three wooden decks while sailing or anchored in secluded bays. This extension can ideally be combined with any of our South American journeys.

$2420 Hiking & trekking

Pilgrims Trail to Santiago

The Pilgrims' Trail to Santiago de Compostela is one of the great historical 'long distance foot paths' through Europe. According to legend, it all began in the 9th century when the bones of the apostle St. James, murdered in Palestine, miraculously appeared in a village in what is now Galicia. Word spread round the Christian world, reaching (among others) King Alfonso II of Asturias. He undertook the pilgrimage - journeying through dark woods and daunting mountains, from Oviedo via Lugo to Santiago - and invited fellow kings and nobleman to follow in his footsteps. This 'original' route became very popular in the early Middle Ages, when areas south of the Cantabrian Range were continuously at war. Walked by millions of 'peregrinos' over the centuries, the walk reveals the beautiful natural settings, captivating historical monuments, gorgeous rural farmland and authentically friendly villages of Northern Spain. Near Lugo, the 'Camino Primitivo' joins the more popular French route. In the company of an expert guide we have the option to walk the last few kilometres, to enter the city of Santiago de Compostela on foot.

$2761 History & culture

Best of Central America

From ancient ruins to active volcanoes, get off the beaten track and discover extraordinary Central America – on a shoestring. Make sure your passport has space because this exciting 33-day trip hits most of Central America, as it covers tropical rainforests, volcanoes, colonial cities, and all the breathtaking scenery in between. Explore indigenous Mayan villages and soak in the region's incredible culture. Our CEOs will ensure your accommodation and transportation are covered – so you can choose the activities and sights that interest you most – the adventure is yours to choose!

$1649 History & culture

Backroads of Central America

Take the road less travelled through Central America with other travellers your own age – so you can be sure to get down with other adventurers that’ll keep up. This is one of our most exciting trips, filled with breathtaking scenery – from tropical rainforests alive with jungle melodies to colonial cities bouncing to a decidedly more human beat. You'll blaze your own path as you discover a region of volcanoes, craters, beaches, and lush forests. Sticking to budget accommodation and public transport will keep costs down and keep you rooted in local life.

$172.0 Small group tours

One Night Stay Jungle Lodge Monkey Sanctuary and Cacao

Puerto Barillas is located in the largest coastal estuary in El Salvador, Bahia de Jiquilisco. In Puerto Barillas, you will be visiting Central America's largest cacao plantation and one of the last monkeys reserves.  This is a very fun experience as it is one of the last places in the world where monkeys interact with the visitors.