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Layover Tours

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San Salvador Layover Tour | City Sightseeing & El Boqueron National Park

Maximize your layover in San Salvador by enjoying an exhilarating 4-hour tour of the majestic volcano termed by locals as El Boquerón, or Big Mouth. Depart from Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport with a VIP fast-track customs clearance and head into the historical heart of San Salvador to see significant sights like Salvador del Mundo Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Then, travel to the city perimeters to marvel at the colossal mound of El Boquerón before returning to the airport well in advance of your connecting flight. This tour can be done as a privately guided tour or unguided and includes the convenience of round-trip transportation from the airport.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Full-day Tours

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Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan sites including Joya de Ceren

Discover the towering volcanoes, gorgeous lakes and ancient Mayan sites of El Salvador during this comprehensive 8-hour trip. During your excursion you’ll explore the country’s numerous volcanoes, including the Izalco, Santa Ana and Cerro Verde Volcanoes. Each of these sky-high peaks harbors a wealth of unique ecosystems and plant life to explore. Then check out beautiful Lake Coatepeque before exploring the Mayan-era ‘Joya de Ceren’ archaeological site and the Pre-Columbian city of San Andrés. This full-day El Salvador adventure covers site entrance fees, a guide, and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

Full Day Tour: Colonial Route and Volcanoes of El Salvador, Cerro Verde and the Flowers Route

Discover the towering volcanoes, idyllic small towns and colonial heritage of El Salvador during this comprehensive 9-hour trip. Explore the country's most famous volcanoes, enjoying panoramic views of Izalco Volcano and hiking the eco-trails near Cerro Verde Volcano. Spend your afternoon discovering El Salvador’s ‘Flowers Route,’ an area of beautiful scenery, colonial towns and indigenous culture, stopping for guided tours of Nahuizalco and the coffee-making center of Ataco. This full-day El Salvador adventure includes entrance fees, a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

El Salvador Mayan Ruins, Private Guided Bilingual Day Tour

Only on a guided tour is it possible to visit El Salvador's four largest archaeological sites in just one day. Along with a guide, head to the Mayan ruins in Tazumal, San Andres, Casa Blanca, and Joya de Ceren—the only UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in El Salvador. This tour includes all transportation, national park fees, and guide service at each site, offering an incredible value.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Layover Tours

Layover tour San Salvador city and a charming colonial town, Panchimalco

Undoubtedly San Salvador is a city full of surprises and this tour is the ideal opportunity to discover the country of short distances. We will start this tour enjoying a tour of the city of San Salvador, discover the history through the most representative monuments of the capital, we will finish walking in the heart of the historic center of San Salvador, where we can appreciate the day to day of the Salvadorans. Know the main monuments such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace. We will continue with a visit to the enchanting and small colonial city of Panchimalco. Colorful city of painters and sculptors, which preserves the oldest church in the country • Duration of 5 to 7 hours according to your flight itinerary • Visit to the top of the Devil's Door • Explore the city of San Salvador • Visit to the Historic Center of San Salvador • Incredible landscapes of the salvadorean territory
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Mayan Tour El Salvador: Joya de Cerén, Tazumal, & Coatepeque Lake

The civilization of Mayas was important for Central America , thats why we have to know its culture, daily life, sacred places, traditions and customs. The Mayan tour in El Salvador is important beacause is the only one place in Central America where you can have the opportunity to see the real life of a normal maya or popular maya. Also, you will take your lunch in an impressive place: Coatepeque lake.We show you the positive side of El Salvador.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Layover Tours

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

Get the most out of your Layover in El Salvador. Discover the scenic, natural and historical beauty of El Salvador. You will have the opportunity to visit the top of the San Salvador volcano. From here you can enjoy breathtaking landscapes of the city and the Salvadoran territory, while enjoying a spectacular climate. We will continue enjoying a tour of the city of San Salvador, discover the history through the most representative monuments of the capital, we will finish walking in the heart of the historic center of San Salvador, where we can appreciate the day to day of the Salvadorans. Know the main monuments such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace. • Duration of 5 to 7 hours according to your flight itinerary • Visit to the top of the volcano of San Salvador • Explore the city of San Salvador • Visit to the Historic Center of San Salvador • Incredible landscapes of the city
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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City Tours

San Salvador City Sightseeing Tour

Make the most of your time in San Salvador with a private half- or full-day day sightseeing tour and discover the best bits of El Salvador's historic capital. Marvel over city landmarks like the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace and National Theater; stroll around the lively Plaza Masferrer and Plaza El Salvador del Mundo; then browse the handicrafts markets in Santa Tecla. After a typical Salvadoran lunch (own expense), take in the views from the El Boquerón volcano as you hike around the crater.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Layover Tours

Layover Tour San Salvador City Tour Xpress

Get the most out of your Layover in El Salvador. This is the best way to know the beauty of San Salvador and understand its culture in a short time.  Discover the essence of the capital of El Salvador, closely observe the life of Salvadorans. History, culture, architecture, monuments, Historical Center. • Discover the most important and historical monuments of San Salvador. • Visit the open markets of the city of San Salvador. • Discover the exceptional beauty of El Rosario Church. • Immerse yourself in the national handicraft market of El Salvador.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Half-day Tours

San Salvador Combo Tour: City Sightseeing and El Boquerón National Park

Combine the historic sights of San Salvador and the natural wonders of the El Boquerón National Park with this great-value 4-hour combo tour. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide as you admire the remnants of San Salvador’s colonial rule and view architectural landmarks like the El Rosario Church and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Next, climb the 5,905-foot (1,800 m) peak of El Boquerón, the city’s famous volcanic crater, and enjoy a scenic hike around the rim, looking out over the city below.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Layover Tours

San Salvador Layover Tour | Mayan Route Including Joya de Cerén

Don’t waste time at the airport in between flights – make the most of your layover in San Salvador with this private 4- to 6-hour tour of El Salvador’s Mayan archaeological sites. Follow part of the famous Mayan Route to two equally fascinating sites, Joya de Cerén and San Andrés, and learn how the two settlements were preserved beneath layers of volcanic ash. Discover why UNESCO-listed Joya de Cerén is nicknamed the ‘Pompeii of the Americas’ and use your imagination to bring the pre-Columbian farming village back to life. This tour includes pick-up and drop-off at Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in San Salvador.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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City Tours

Layover San Salvador City Tour

Make the most of your layover at San Salvador airport with this 5-hour city tour. During your trip you’ll get a sense for the culture, history and religious traditions of El Salvador, stopping to admire some of the most important landmarks in its capital city. Check out monuments like the majestic Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, the Monument to the Heroes and much more. Finish by shopping for souvenirs at San Salvador’s handicrafts market. This layover sightseeing trip also includes round-trip airport transport and a guide.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Ilamatepec volcano ( Santa Ana ) & Coatepeque Lake : Nature and Adventure

"As a tourism company we are aware of the importance of your holidays, we know that you are looking for a new experience, and that you are looking for satisfaction; that is why we are dedicated to creating the best experiential tours where we guarantee an incomparable adventure so that you can get to know the Salvadoran culture through its gastronomy, way of life, historical and natural destinations where you can learn and have fun in a safe environment. All this with our bilingual guides that will facilitate communication with the Salvadoran culture, and that will also fill you with positive emotions and feelings; all this in the middle of a tropical environment with the warmth of our people.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
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  • 6 to 10 hours
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Night Tours

San Salvador Sightseeing Including El Boquerón and Santa Tecla

Witness the magic of San Salvador at dusk from the peak of the El Boquerón volcano on this private 4-hour evening tour, including hotel pick-up. Soak up the views as you climb to the mountaintop and follow the forested trails around the dramatic crater, then stroll around the pretty town of Santa Tecla at the base of the volcano. Tuck into a typical barbecue dinner overlooking the city (own expense), then drive back into San Salvador as the sun begins to set.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Multi-day Tours

2-Day Tour: Following The Maya Path and Copán Ruins

Experience two of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of the Mayan civilization, Copán and Joya de Cerén, during this 2-day, 1-night trip. Explore the ‘Pompeii of the Americas’ at Joya de Cerén, one of the only Mayan villages preserved from ancient times by a volcanic eruption. Then discover the unique stelae (upright stone carvings) and magnificent buildings at Copán, a vast Mayan center with several thousand structures. Your Mayan-themed trip includes a guide, overnight accommodation, entrance fees, snacks and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Layover Tours

Airport Layover Private San Salvador City and Volcano Tour. Driver Only

Take advantage of your layover with this guided tour of San Salvador. After being picked up at the airport, head to the city and visit the main attractions such as Iglesia El Rosario and the cathedral. Plus, stop by the Volcan de San Salvador to see the crater of an active volcano. Finish the tour with locally made pupusas (dough pockets typically stuffed with chopped pork, cheese, beans, zucchini, and other vegetables). Head back to the airport two hours before your flight.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Laguna Verde and Apaneca Buggy Adventure Tour

Satisfy an appetite for adventure on a 6-hour dune buggy tour from San Salvador. Combine spectacular scenery with an adventurous experience as you discover the luscious landscape in an alternative way. See the sparkling surfaces of Laguna Verde and Laguna de las Ninfas; trace the remarkable Ruta de las Flores (Flowers Route) and absorb the natural landmarks that pepper the path; and then, explore the historical highlights in the traditional town of Apaneca. Opt for the upgraded option to include a knowledgeable guide and a full-day tour of San Salvador’s spectacular surroundings.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Half-day Tours

San Salvador Combo Tour: City Sightseeing and Joya de Cerén

Maximise your time and minimise your spending, with this great-value combo tour, pairing two of El Salvador’s most popular attractions, plus hotel pick-up. Uncover San Salvador’s colonial history on a 2-hour walking tour, taking in highlights like Masferrer Square, Salvador del Mundo Square, El Rosario Church and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Then, journey to the UNESCO-listed Mayan ruins of Joya de Cerén for a 2-hour guided tour and learn how the fascinating archaeological site earned its nickname as the 'Pompeii of the Americas’.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Archaeology Tours

Following the maya path in El Salvador : Tazumal, Casablanca, Chalchuapa

Commune with the ancient Mayan civilization during this 8-hour visit to some of the culture’s top archaeological sites in El Salvador. Check out the impressive village of Joya de Cerén, a UNESCO World Heritage site that was preserved many centuries ago by a volcanic eruption. Then wander among the pyramids at the Mayan ceremonial center of San Andrés and see the largest pyramid in the country at Tazumal. This Mayan-themed trip also includes a guide, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Layover Tours

San Salvador Layover Tour | City Sightseeing & Joya de Cerén

Got time to spare before your onward flight? Maximise your time in San Salvador with a whistle-stop tour of the capital’s highlights and a visit to the UNESCO-listed Mayan site of Joya de Cerén. Choose to explore the sights independently or with a private guide on a 4- to 6-hour tour, taking in landmarks like Salvador del Mundo Square and El Rosario Church, then exploring the fascinating ‘Pompeii of the Americas’. This tour includes pick-up and drop-off at Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in San Salvador.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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City Tours

San Salvador City Tour

Get a sense for the historical highlights, beautiful handicrafts and fascinating culture of San Salvador during this 4-hour sightseeing trip. Check out national El Salvadoran landmarks like the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace and ‘El Salvador del Mundo’ (Savior of the World Square). You’ll also have a chance to shop for souvenirs at the San Salvador handicrafts market and discover the city’s main residential areas. This San Salvador sightseeing trip also covers a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Full-day Tours

Mayan Exploration Tazumal Mayan Route Coatepeque Lake Full Day Tour

Tazumal and Ruta Maya Tour is the perfect experience if you are a lover of archeology. El Salvador has been for millennia the home of different civilizations. Joya de Ceren, San Andres and Tazumal are three archaeological sites that were important witnesses of one of the most developed civilizations, the Mayans. If you are in El Salvador you can not miss this experience.We will start early in the morning heading to one of the archaeological sites that has amazed archaeologists and visitors from different parts of the world. Our first stop on this tour is Joya de Ceren.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Full-day Tours

San Salvador City and Volcano Tour

Journey to the capitol city of El Salvador during this city and volcano tour, including round-trip transport from select hotels. First, explore the city with a guide who knows the best and safest ways around, and see San Salvador Cathedral, Iglesia El Rosario, Plaza Libertad, and the National Palace. Then travel to San Salvador volcano, and stroll the streets of Santa Tecla.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Full-day Tours

Suchitoto Colorful Colonial Town

Explore the magical colonial city of Suchitoto on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about Suchitoto’s history and architecture with an informative local guide, visit landmark buildings like the theater and church of Santa Lucia, stop by galleries and coffee shops, and experience the region’s natural beauty with a visit to the amazing Los Tericos waterfall.
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  • 8 hours
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