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The best of San Salvador in 1 day: El Boqueron + Rainbow slide + Historic Center
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The best of San Salvador in 1 day: El Boqueron + Rainbow slide + Historic Center

By Eco Tours Petate
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 15-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 6h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in San Salvador
  • Smalls Groups
  • Transport in comfortable Vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Tecla
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Tecla
  • Entry/Admission - San Salvador
  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia El Rosario
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Departure Point: Your Hotel Location in San Salvador Address: We offer pickup and drop-off in any Hotel at San Salvador Dates: See Availability
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12583P4

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • What to bring?
        • Comfortable Shoes
        • Light Clothing
        • Sunscreen
        • Sweater or Jacket
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12583P4

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        • Eco Tours Petate
          327
          San Salvador, El Salvador
          Joined in March 2015
        • V3579UOelainel
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Worth the hike
          Definitely worth the experience! The views are breathtaking! Our tour guide Osmaro was amazing. He was kind friendly and very patient with us, especially me I was struggling on the hike. He was full of knowledge definitely learned a few things about El Salvador. The visit to the lake was very peaceful and relaxing, especially after the hike. Drop off and pick up were very smooth. Definitely a must do on your list of things to do in El Salvador!
          Written 12 July 2024
        • 962grecial
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible experience
          Beyond grateful with Osmaro and all the patience he had to show us around and making sure my friend and I were ok during the hike. I highly recommend him. It was an amazing day and always communicated very well with us prior and during the trip. We also were able to had an amazing meal together. Thank you again for all the hospitality.
          Written 12 July 2024
        • briannat370
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Thanks Osmaro!
          So amazing! I’m not much of a hiker so was a bit nervous at first, but Osmaro was such a great guide! He was gracious about stopping when we needed it, and offered to take lots of photos for us! He even stopped at a coffee shop with an overlook and then had lots of recommendations for our lunch (and stopped so we could eat post-hike)! I learned so much on this tour. Would definitely use their group again!!
          Written 12 July 2024
        • 487heidyb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          All 21 members of our group were highly pleased and impressed by their services.
          Our experience with Mr. Rafael and Osmar from Eco Tours Petate was exceptional. They were incredibly informative, providing valuable insights throughout the trip. Their driver, Hector, was excellent. They were flexible and accommodating to our group of 21 people and consistently punctual.; they were gracious and respectful to the group. El Salvador is a fantastic vacation destination, especially with Eco Tours Petate. I highly recommend you book your tours with them.
          Written 8 July 2024
        • mperrin91
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic experience with a passionate tour guide
          Herbert was the best tour guide we’ve had all trip and the tour itself was great. We saw all the highlights of the Ruta de las Flores and the coffee tour and hot springs were great. The van was comfortable and new with AC. Herbert took the time and effort to talk about the Nahuatl language and it was clear how much he loved giving the tour. We would recommend this 100%.
          Written 5 July 2024
        • Johanna R
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour of charming towns
          Great experience. This is my first time in El Salvador after 40 years. Our guide, Herbert was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable in El Salvador history and I learned so much about my Salvadoran roots. Each town we visited had it’s own charm and Herbert was so patient and accommodating as we explored and shopped. This is a great tour if you wan to learn more about El Salvador.
          Written 9 June 2024
        • jennyiL1922EO
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome Tour Company!
          The Flowers Route tour with Rafael was awesome! He's a super knowledgeable guide and you can really tell he loves his country! Super friendly and he took us to some of the coolest spots in El Salvador. The hot springs and bike zipline were my favorite parts. The pickup and drop off were seamless and I learned so much about the country. I also did the Izalco Hike with Osmaro. He was such a patient and kind tour guide who was also very informative about the hike. The hike was extremely difficult and he was so patient with me throughout the whole hike. I got stung by some bees and had some difficulty with the climb and he was super friendly and caring about it the whole time. I definitely recommend this company for all of your tours in El Salvador, they're really so awesome!
          Written 18 May 2024
        • spottyboy
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          THE BEST INCLUSIVE COMPANY WITHOUT TIME RESTRICTION.
          Petate is a family own company, I would not have enough space to say how well they treated my husband and me, passionate about their work, with a wide knowledge of their culture, very polite, respectful and very inclusive, they taught us the whole country without time restriction, their vehicles are very clean and new. We took almost all the tours and they always arrived on time and they made suggestions to us, Mr. Rafael and his son Osmaro are very nice and very well educated people, they are always willing to listen to us and make us have a very nice vacation, we had one of the most beautiful vacations thanks to this company, I highly recommend them to all those people who come to El Salvador for the first time, they will not regret it. Atte. Hugo & Samuel.
          Written 8 May 2024
        • 564albae
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour
          Excellent tour !!!!!!! Excellent guide Rafael !!!! Each and every place we went was very interesting we are ready to come back for more !!!!!!!!!!
          Written 6 May 2024
        • ricardomK4321QD
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Positive experiences every time!
          This is our second visit to El Salvador and both times have used this service. Our tour guide Osmaro is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and accommodating. This trip, he took us around for three separate days and we were able to experience something different that El Salvador has to offer, so each day was a new excursion. He is fluent is both Spanish and English and goes very much into depth when providing you with information and history of the sites you are visiting, also a great cameraman to help capture all the amazing sites.
          Written 10 April 2024
        • D2379PWdavidb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Long airport layover with family of 6
          We went with our family of 6 for a tour at Tunco beach while we had an 8 hour layover here. Our teens especially loved this area! Our guide was so patient with us. Our flight was late arriving and it took some time getting through customs(we had to pay airline taxes $17 pp plus our $12 visa for the adults) and we ended up starting our tour an hour later due to this but our guide was great. He had a sign with our name as soon as we left the airport so easy to find. The beach here isn't really for swimming but you can rent a board and surf. We just spent our time walking around and having drinks and eating ice cream. The vibe of the area reminds me of something like Myrtle Beach. We were there in early evening which was super fun but for families with younger kids I wouldn't think the nightlife later in the night would be your scene. Without kids it looked like the night life was awesome! Super relaxed and everyone is extremely friendly and proud of the country. We felt totally safe the whole time and look forward to visiting again. El Salvador is a hidden gem! SO glad we didn't stay in the airport!
          Written 7 April 2024
        • orange-u-tall
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An introduction to El Salvador’s culture
          On the long and thorough excursion through El Salvador’s gems, you really get value for both your time and dollar. Seeing several of the small towns in the Ruta de Las Flores provides insight into the way of life in small town/rural El Salvador. My favorite experience may have been the stop at the coffee plantation, as the tour guide illustrates the process of coffee production from bean to bag to your morning cup. While the hot springs portion is a pleasant end to the day, I felt like I obtained more of a Salvadorian feel from the earlier parts.
          Written 3 April 2024
        • Cruiser717633
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best Tour Guide - Definitely recommend
          Great tour! Very knowledgeable guy. All of the sites he took us to had a lot of historical information. If you come based of Tiktok, Rafael will teach you a lot of the culture. We had an amazing time. Definitely 10/10! Every location was beautiful and was exciting to see with plenty to do. Will be coming back soon with more of the family 😍
          Written 30 March 2024
        • yasbelb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Experience!
          What a wonderful way to discover a country's diverse eco-system. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend.
          Written 22 March 2024
        • ryanmG8455AY
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing History and Culture Tour
          My wife and I booked a day tour from San Salvador to Copan and could not have had a better experience. Between our great and knowledgeable driver and the wonderous historical site it made for a perfect day.
          Written 23 February 2024
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        Drew J
        Burnaby, Canada28 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Osmaro took us on an incredible journey of San Salvador and the surrounding areas. The volcano, rainbow slide, and historic center were the highlights. His knowledge of his country was second to none. He added depth and context to all the key places we visited and speaks fluent English. We had papusas for lunch which were DELICIOUS.

        His passion for his country and touring people around was evident from the start. Thanks for an incredible day, highly recommend this tour company.
        Written 15 February 2023
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        Nathan M
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2023 • Solo
        I had such a great experience with Eco Tours Petate on this "Best of San Salvador" tour that I also booked a tour with them the following day for a drive to Copan in Honduras (through Guatemala). It was a trip I would have not taken on my own but with Eco Tours Petate leading the way, they made it an incredible experience I will never forget. I can't say enough great things about Eco Tours Petate! It is a family-owned and operated business. They are professional, punctual, excellent communicators, very knowledgeable, and they serve as wonderful ambassadors for El Salvador and Central America. I would recommend them to anyone I know traveling to their area!
        Written 23 May 2023
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        Tanyaradzwa S
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Friends
        Rafael gave the tour in such a friendly but informative way that it felt like we were old friends strolling through the city. There were suprise additions and the spots we went to were amazing. I very much recommend a tour with him!
        Written 8 April 2023
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        Cynsational
        Ann Arbor, MI25 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Os was very kind and very informative. We did two city tours on different parts of the city, and seeing all types of historical attractions statues, and heard all types of stories. We even went to the park and seen the wall with all the people who died in the wars names on it. The Rainbow slide was awesome. The volcano hike was even better. And lunch was most definitely four stars, the best papas and Salvador.. overall very good excursion!!! Oh yeah he slide a waterfall in the tour also! Like I said OS was the best tour guide ever!!!
        Written 7 November 2023
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        KaryAr5
        Newark, NJ308 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023 • Couples
        Excellent tour. Osmaro our guide, from Eco Tour Petate, was very knowledgeable, patient and polite. I recommend this tour to have a taste of El Salvador culture and to have a bit of fun, nature and its food as well in one day.
        Written 30 July 2023
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        Jae D
        18 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023 • Couples
        My husband and I had the pleasure of taking multiple tours with Raphael and Osmario of Eco Tours Petate. As natives of El Salvador,  we learned so much from our two days spent with them. From the culture, to the knowledge, and insight provided by the father and son, this tour was worth every penny. As a couple who travels often, we felt safe. We were able to experience both the popular attractions, and non-tourist areas and learn so much about the country and culture. If you are looking for a authentic experience of El Salvador with a passionate family owned company,  do not hesitate to book a tour with this great company.
        Written 6 March 2023
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        Patrick O
        Montgomery, TX17 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2021
        I recommend Eco Tours Petate for a tour of the San Salvador area. Great rates! I did the El Boqueron (volcano) National Park and San Salvador City Tour, which was about 4 hours long. They are open to pretty much taking you anywhere. Rafael provided a lot of useful historic facts about the area.
        Written 29 January 2021
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        John H
        Loveland, CO26 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2021
        Rafael picked us up right on time at the hotel. Fabulous tour! Saw the volcano at El Boqueron Nat’l Park. Then took us over to Panchimalco for lunch and a look around before finishing up in downtown San Salvador. Rafael’s skills were superb as he navigated the narrow on twisting roads on our tours. Rafael was personable and very knowledgeable about the area and it’s history! Very safe and Covid appropriate!
        Written 28 January 2021
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        Noe
        Honolulu, HI13 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2024 • Friends
        Had a wonderful day seeing the San Salvador Volcano Crater, Rainbow Slide, Suchitoto Waterfall and more! Herbert did an amazing job, he’s proficient at his craft, knowledgeable, kind and has great vibes - great job! If you are in San Salvador, very much recommend booking this tour 🤙🏽
        Written 24 June 2024
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        Charles R
        New York City, NY1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023
        The tour guide was kind, knowledgable, courteous and overall gave us an amazing experience that gave us a rich history of El Salvador we would have otherwise been unaware of. I can't tell you what a pleasure it has been to get to know a city so intimately with such ease, and who better to do it than a local! I highly recommend this to anyone.
        Written 23 April 2023
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