Choose a morning or afternoon departure, then start the tour with pickup at your San Salvador hotel at 9am or 1pm. Join a guide and small group in an air-conditioned minivan for the trip to your first destination, San Salvador’s handicraft market—this is the perfect place to shop for handmade pottery, textiles, and hammocks from local vendors.
Continue to the century-old National Palace, a National Historic Landmark that was once the seat of El Salvador’s government and legislature. You’ll also take in other key sites in downtown San Salvador, including the San Salvador Cathedral, a grand cathedral that was visited by Pope John Paul II, and was the site of massive celebrations following the end of the Salvadoran Civil War.
Make the final stop of the day at the Military Museum El Zapote Barracks, which tells the story of the Salvadoran Civil War from the perspective of the country’s military (and is home to Pope John Paul II’s elaborate “Popemobile”). This 3-hour tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.