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San Salvador Highlights: Explore Old City Downtown, local market and volcano. provided by Explore El Salvador

San Salvador Highlights: Explore Old City Downtown, local market and volcano.

San Salvador Highlights: Explore Old City Downtown, local market and volcano.
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from R 1 200,26 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Last updated: 21 Sep 2020
A note from San Salvador Highlights: Explore Old City Downtown, local market and volcano.
All safety protocols are followed.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Explore the highlights of the city with a guide native of San Salvador. Visit major historical spots, main avenues, commercial and residential districts, sightseeing landmarks and monuments that commemorate relevant historical figures and events. Many public buildings in El Centro were made during years of splendor of coffee exports, with a mix of architectural styles. Since the recent renovation Downtown is nicer and safer than ever to walk. Many businesses are boosting up and it has become "the place to be". Walk the streets learning details events that occurred on this very place over almost 500 years of history and the people that took part in it. From colony to Independence. From the Federation to the Coffee Republic. From military regimes to democracy. From repressions to big celebrations and presidential inaugurations. On the afternoon visit a local market (you can have lunch here) followed by a walk in the cloud forest at El Boquerón Nat. Park, on San Salvador volcano.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 101624P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Private transportation • WiFi on board • All Fees and Taxes • Offerings to churches on your behalf (sustainable tourism is key) • Entry/Admission - Iglesia El Rosario • Entry/Admission - National Palace • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Exclusions
Souveniers • Gratuities (voluntary) • In order to reduce plastic waste I no longer include bottled water. Consider bringing your own reusable bottle. • You can enjoy a local delicacy at Antiguo Cuscatlán Market. Eat what locals eat!
Duration
6h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
For departures outside San Salvador Metropolitan Area (e.g. airports, beach resorts, international borders, bus stations) a supplement may apply.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Private transportation • WiFi on board • All Fees and Taxes • Offerings to churches on your behalf (sustainable tourism is key) • Entry/Admission - Iglesia El Rosario • Entry/Admission - National Palace • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Exclusions
Souveniers • Gratuities (voluntary) • In order to reduce plastic waste I no longer include bottled water. Consider bringing your own reusable bottle. • You can enjoy a local delicacy at Antiguo Cuscatlán Market. Eat what locals eat!
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
For departures outside San Salvador Metropolitan Area (e.g. airports, beach resorts, international borders, bus stations) a supplement may apply.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    National Theater San Salvador
  • 1
    Plaza Libertad
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Iglesia El Rosario
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Plaza Barrios
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    National Palace
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Catedral Metropolitana
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    San Salvador
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Antiguo Cuscatlan
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Parque Nacional El Boqueron
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
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hamrickpa
Tampa, FL337 contributions
Alfredo is the BEST - don't hesitate
Jun 2021
We had an amazing tour with Alfredo. Honestly, he is one of the best guides I have worked with and I have visited 70 countries! He was always accessible via WhatsApp. He picked us up at the airport the day we arrived and even took us to the airport the day we left. He customized our tour to exactly what we wanted and even helped me get local beans to carry home to an El Salvadorian friend. Best tour ever! I will also add we were two American women travelers. Prior to going, we were slightly apprehensive based on "warnings" from travel sites. That's part of why Alfredo picked us up at the airport. Not only did he help us to feel safe but he taught us just how safe his country was. Before we knew it, we were ubering all about town! ALFREDO IS THE BEST!!
Written 13 June 2021
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Explore El Salvador
T5978AJsophiak
T5978AJsophiak
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Exploring the Heart of El Salvador with Alfredo
Alfredo took us on much more than just a tour of the country. He was an incredible guide full of historical informa
Leah J
Leah J
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El Salvador surprises!
Alfredo was an amazing ambassador for the country of El Salvador. He gathered us from the airport in style and I fe
Ryan G
Ryan G
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Great Guide and Awesome Adventure
I hired Alfredo Avalos (alfredo@exploreelsalvador.com) who was an excellent and knowledgeable guide who took me on
W891IBdenisel
W891IBdenisel
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Best guide in El Salvador
Alfredo is by far the best guide anyone could ask for. He is very familar with his country, its history and people.
bencW3840YR
bencW3840YR
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An amazing experience with an fantastic guide!
I just completed a terrific 3 days in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras with Alfredo and Explore El Salvador tou
michaelrgarcia
michaelrgarcia
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Toured Joya de Ceren and Centro Historico
Was on a work trip to El Salvador and our liaison connected us to Alfredo and we were very fortunate to spend our e
KarenAzucena
KarenAzucena
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Charismatic, knowledgeable, and good communicator
We hired Alfredo for our recent visit to two archaeological parks and the Coatepeque Lake. We were impressed by his
josebueno12
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Alfredo is an amazing guy
Alfredo helped us with everything in Izalco. First of all, we took a breakfast at Subway cause we didn’t have enou
dansH8190YX
dansH8190YX
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Superb Profesdional Guide for Hiking, Volcanos and Tourism
I found Explore El Salvador by doing a search of hiking and volcano climbing in El Salvador and after some prelimin
Chrisee V
Chrisee V
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Best Guide in El Salvador!
My friend and I hired Alfredo based on his amazing reviews. Having traveled to other countries, we knew what we wer
Adventurer2005
Adventurer2005
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10 days, almost 100 km and 1000+ memories
I contacted Alfredo when a group hiking trip I had wanted to join got cancelled. I told him what I wanted to do and
glendag494
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Book him! You won't regret it.
I took a trip to ES with a few of my friends and wanted to make sure we all had a tour guide that is reliable, know
Italie2009
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Touring around El Salvador safely and with a well informed and well organized guide!
El Salvador is a beautiful gem of a country! However, visiting its many sites in absolute safety is somewhat of a
Settlergold
Settlergold
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Awesome tour guide
Alfredo is more than a guide. His passion and love of his country is something to experience with him. We were a gr
Go17557181346
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Reconecting with my roots
I am an El Salvadorean living in the USA for most of my life. Although I have traveled to my homeland many times, t
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