Hidden extreme waterfall and rappel adventure near Ataco

If you are an adrenaline junkie looking for your next hit, then this tour is for you.

Learn about edible and medicinal plants while hiking, rappelling and cliff jumping(optional) through National Park ‘El Imposible’.

Learn about edible and medicinal plants while hiking, rappelling and cliff jumping(optional) through National Park ‘El Imposible’.

Waterfalls near the town of Ataco

Day tours departing from El Tunco, El  Zone (Surf City area), San Salvador and Ruta de las Flores area. Pick up directly from your hotel or Airbnb

waterfalls tour near concepcino de ataco (1) (1)


With so many different tours and activities to choose from in El Salvador, it can be difficult to know what to do. But if you like adventure and stepping off the beaten track, then you definitely need to book this tour. 

Waterfalls tour near Concepcion de Ataco

From the moment you are picked up by your guide in Ataco, the adventure begins. You will ride in a 4×4 up into the mountains past views of Guatemalan volcanos. 


You will be dropped into the middle of the jungle, surrounded by dense tropical forest. Your goal: to return to the extraction point by the end of the day, and the only way is through a path that leads to the secret waterfalls. Then the choice is yours: jump, or rappel?


The local guide, William, will share with you generations of knowledge about the native plants and their medicinal/edible uses. If you’re lucky, you may even find some tropical fruits to eat, such as ….

Not to mention the biodiversity of wildlife you will see throughout the day, the perfect addition to the tour. 

The return hike up isn’t the easiest, but it’s all a part of the adventure. Make sure to bring sports shoes that can get wet, some bug spray and plenty of water. 

Read More

Learn from a local guide his knowledge about local plant life, their medicinal properties and also how locals used them in practical way. Like the cojones, a green circular shape plant that produces a white sap that is used as glue. 

Not to mention the biodiveristy of wildlife you are going to see during the hike, the perfect addon for this tour. 

Its not the easiest hike but worth it! Make sure to wear good shoes and bring bug spray. Maybe even hiking boots. A pancho might be helpful too!

Book now the extreme waterfalls tour

Tour Highlights

  • National Park “El Imposible”
  • Waterfalls
  • Wildlife 
  • Volcano views 
  • Tropical forest 
  • Free lunch in the mountains


Pick up time

  • From El Tunco, Zonte,  Surf City area: 5:30 am
  • From San Salvador City: 6:00 am

Drop off

  • In El Tunco, Zonte,  Surf City area: 7:30 pm
  • In San Salvador City: 7:30 pm

Meeting point

Free hotel or Airbnb pick up.

Day tours departing from El Tunco, Zonte (surf city area) or San Salvador includes a free hotel or Airbnb pick up and drop off.


  • Private tour
  • Bilingual tour guide (On request)
  • Transportation with air conditioning
  • Free pick up and drop off at hotel or Aibnb
  • All entrance fees

What do I need to bring?

  • At least 1 litre of water
  • Sports shoes that can get wet
  • Clothing for hiking
  • Rain jacket for the drive up/back
  • Phone for photos (we have a dry bag for your belongings)


  • Breakfast not included
  • Tips for local guide (optional)

From $95

Per person

salva from tunco life, el salvador local guide

Do you have any questions?

Chat with Salva live and get all your questions answering right away before booking this activity.

Why you’ll love our trips

About this tour

Your El Salvador’s top destination list is waiting.

Sign up to our newsletter and receive a curated list of the top trending destinations featuring the most iconic experiences in El Salvador, get our travel guide, straight to your inbox.