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Gringo tours and how we started

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR EL SALVADOR AND GRINGO TOURS

Since late in 2021 our president removed all Covid-19 restriction to enter and travel in El Salvador. We are a little flexible and do work with those who are not vaccinated for Covid-19 but do require knowing in advance so that our drivers, guides and partners can take extra precautions to assure their safety. We also ask that those not vaccinated keep their reasons for not receiving vaccinations to themselves.  Again we and many of our partners are a bit flexible but others can be pretty strict. If concerned just ask about our current requirements.

Our Story

We founded Gringo Tours in 2007 after working with the local tourism association here in Suchitoto for several years. At that time we had no idea that our involvement would become so substantial in tourism at both local and national levels. My wife Tita and I, Roberto “El Gringo” have been living in Suchitoto since 2000, Tita being originally from the western part of El Salvador and I am from the SF Bay Area in northern California.

Back when it all started we had no idea or desire to start a tour company but today we consider our tours to be some of the best in the country as we try to build sustainability into each tour, so that the local communities and partners we work with benefit and much of the money we charge ends up helping many more people and not just our family income.

What we do best!

Since opening, our small company “Gringo Tours” has been providing personalized tours and travel options to travelers from around the world. We work closely with each client to design the perfect El Salvador experience for any budget. We now often use English, French, Italian, German and Spanish speaking guides; just let us know your language of preference so we can see which of our drivers or driver\guides will best be suited.

Gringo tours has been providing high quality, personalized tours in and around El Salvador and the neighboring countries of Guatemala (Antigua, Esquipulas, Lake Atitlan) and Honduras (Copan Ruins) since 2007. We specialize in rural, eco, agro, birding and what I refer to as alternative tourism, believing that if you have found us while planning a trip to El Salvador you are not the everyday traveler and are looking for a different, unique and personalized experience.

Our Tours

Although we offer some of the more common fixed tours like all the other larger tour companies in El Salvador we only do this to give you an idea of what El Salvador has to offer, each of our tours are customized to fit your needs and interests. So if you want to experience, what I call “The Other El Salvador” give Gringo Tours a try.

If you need more information about our services, travel in El Salvador or ideas of what to do and see here, feel free to contact us. Our goal is to make your visit to El Salvador the best it can be. Remember here at Gringo Tours we can plan your entire stay, from airport pickup to hotel reservations, or you might just use our services for one of our half day tours around Suchitoto.