Nicaragua & El Salvador tour
A wonderful chance to explore Central Americaís biggest and littlest countries side by side: Nicaragua and El Salvador.
San Salvador J oya de Ceren Suchitoto Cinquera Jiquilisco La Union Potosi Leon Cerro Negro Lechecuagos Juan Venado Managua Masaya Volcano Granada Catarina San Juan de Oriente Islets of Granada Mombacho Volcano Ometepe Solentiname Lake Nicaragua San Carlos El Castillo Indio Maiz San Carlos
£2999To£3099 excluding flights
El Salvador, Nicaragua
Up to 12 people
Description of Nicaragua & El Salvador tour
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1 Reviews of Nicaragua & El Salvador tour
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 16 Dec 2019 by Sarah Clark
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
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2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe must always keep the environment at the forefront of our minds and take all litter with us, disposing of it responsibly in big cities and towns. Bringing a reusable water bottle is a great idea and if purchasing any snacks, avoid excess packaging. We travel through some beautiful natural environments on this tour and visit various wildlife refuges and a biological reserve. It is important that we respect these environments and leave them how we found them. If we see any rubbish anywhere, we will always pick it up when possible.
Visiting wildlife refuges and reserves means we are playing a vital part of the rescue, rehabilitation and conservation processes that go in these places, both by learning and being able to promote awareness, and also through our entrance fees and donations. We even participate in a conservation project that captures and releases turtles. Working with biologists, we will assist in weighing and measuring the turtles, in an effort to assist in their long term survival.
Also, in El Salvador, we hike through the rainforest with an ex-guerilla soldier as our guide, to hear personal stories from the time of the Salvadoran Civil War. The fees we pay will not only help the community but will go towards the conservation of the ecological park we walk through.
PeopleKeeping money in local economies and supporting community projects is extremely important. We spend time with local communities, taking the time to learn about their culture, traditions and way of life, helping to keep old traditions alive and making sure that small communities benefit from tourism. Speaking Spanish, or at least learning a few phrases, will surely bring a smile to local people's faces and they will appreciate that we are making an effort.
We also show support of the community by learning about the history of the countries we are visiting and of the people that live there. In El Salvador, we support a grass-roots tourism project and hike through the rainforest with an ex-guerilla soldier as our guide, to hear personal stories from the time of the Salvadoran Civil War.
Using local guides also ensures money stays within local economies and means we will be treated to such valuable, in-depth and honest knowledge which you perhaps wouldnít get from a western guide. It also means we are keeping carbon emissions down.
Most people like to take photos on their travels, and itís sometimes easy to forget that the photogenic person in front of you may not want their picture taken. We always ask if itís okay, and respect their wishes if they say no.
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