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San Salvador
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Layover tour San Salvador city and Volcano tour El Boqueron National Park

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What to Expect
Upon leaving the plane, a member of our team will be waiting to perform your tax exemption and guide you in the process of leaving the airport. Once outside, your guide will take you from the international airport to the city of San Salvador, in a 45-minute trip. All while discovering the history of this beautiful country.

Once in the city our first destination to visit will be the majestic volcano of San Salvador. We will climb to the top of this volcano, from where we will have beautiful landscapes of the city of San Salvador. The city of San Salvador rests at the foot of this huge volcano. From this first viewpoint, we can observe the lake of Ilopango, the Volcano of San Vicente, and if the weather permits, we can observe the Pacific Ocean. Without a doubt, an unmissable visit.

We will continue until we reach the top of the volcano. The El Boquerón National Park is located on the crater of the San Salvador volcano. The name refers to the size of the huge volcanic crater. Arrive at the crater take about 10 minutes through a walk in the middle of lush vegetation, full of beautiful seasonal flowers. The difficulty of the 10 minute walk is medium - low. When you reach the top you can be seduced by the scenic beauty of this magnificent volcanic crater full of vegetation. Walks through 3 viewpoints with different perspectives of the crater, the ideal place for a selfie.

We will continue with a visit to the city of San Salvador, knowing the most important monuments of the city, crossing the streets and avenues of the most modern metropolitan area. All the way to the Historic Center of San Salvador.

In this tour you will be able to see up close as it is the day to day for the Salvadorans, you will have the opportunity to walk through the open markets, and walk in the heart of the historic center of San Salvador.

We will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Salvador and the Crypt of Monseñor Romero. We will have beautiful views of the National Palace, we will walk in the square Gerardo neighborhoods. We will visit La Plaza Libertad and discover El Rosario Church, which looks like an abandoned building on the outside, but when entering the architectural beauty is unique at the continent level.

We will leave you again at the international airport two hours before your next flight, with the security of having fallen in love with El Salvador and wanting to return for longer time.

On this tour you will also have the opportunity to taste the saucer type of the Salvadorans, the Pupusas! (Not included in the price)

We will visit the National Crafts Market so you can take the perfect souvenir
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
When you leave the plane you have to look for the Gate # 6, in front of the waiting area, you will find the kiosk of the ministry of tourism where our collaborators will be waiting for you, to take you and guide you, in all the migratory and customs process in an express way.
Once completed they will take you to the main exit of the airport, where they will introduce you to your assigned guide.
Departure Time
according to your flight itinerary
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Complete itinerary of arrival and departure is necessary to process departure tax exemption
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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My family and I really enjoyed this layover tour of San Salvador with Osmaro. After we landed, we were guided through customs and met with Osmaro, who was our driver and tour guide. He took us to see the volcanic crater, the downtown, and best of all to eat pupusas! It was a
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The best option to enjoy some hours in San Salvador while visiting fascinating places and listening to the interesting stories of your guide. Astonishing views from San Salvador Volcano. Osmaro was the best guide possible and made the visit something really worthy. Thanks a lot
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I’ve always wanted to visit El Salvador and I finally go the chance on a long layover I had. I was traveling with my girlfriend who very worried about safety in Central America. She felt safe throughout the whole tour. We booked the tour the day before and sent our info to the
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My husband and I had about eight hours to spend in San Salvador, and wanted to make sure we saw the crater and spent some time in the city before catching our next flight. We had an awesome time with Rafael - he was warm and educational and took us to the crater, the botanic
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About the operator
By: Eco Tours Petate
Hiking Santa Ana Volcano
Eco Tours Petate is a great company. They made me feel like I was at home. Every step of the way they explained
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jon p
London, United Kingdom
Great tour with an amazing guide
I wasn’t sure what to expect as I hadn’t researched the Rita de Las Flores, but this tour surpassed my
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Well organized!
Had the typical 7 hrs layover. Osmaro replied to all my email, paid online, and right at the airport the team was
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cesar L
Panama City, Panama
Outstanding Mr. Zelaya
After arriving with 4 hours delayed, Mr. Zelaya kindly received us and even with El Salvador heavy traffic,
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Excellent visit with Osmaro in El Salvador
My family and I really enjoyed this layover tour of San Salvador with Osmaro. After we landed, we were guided
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Yohany A
Panama City, Panama
It was a really amazing experience! From the beginning the staff was very friendly and attentive. I fully
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a wonderful experience
I had a lovely and interesting day with Osmaro along the Flower Route. I've seen and learned a lot and experienced
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Enia M
Atlanta, Georgia
Great Tour Awesome Tour Guide
This is a great tour to do on your first night in town. Osmaro was our tour guide.He was very accommodating with
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Julia P
Amazing Tour!!!
This tour is hands down well worth it! The guide was awesome as well. Very friendly, knowledgable, informative and
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Luis Calderon
Extraordinary experience, I highly recommend it to the entire community, mainly with this tour operator.
This tour is a very pleasant experience, the villages visited are beautiful, each with its unique style but with a
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  • Duration: 5h
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