• Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 45.00 View price calendar

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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.


  • Private half- or full-day city sightseeing tour of San Salvador
  • View monuments and residential neighborhoods en route to the historical city center
  • Take a private tour of the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace and National Theater with an informative local guide
  • View El Rosario Church, Plaza Masferrer and Plaza El Salvador del Mundo
  • Walk a nature trail for panoramic views of San Salvador Volcano and its inner volcano, El Boquerón (if full-day option selected)
  • Visit Santa Tecla and stop by the handicraft market and Antiguo Cuscatlán Municipal Market (if full-day option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle included

What You Can Expect

San Salvador City Sightseeing Tour

See El Boquerón during the full-day tour!

Your private half-day or full-day tour begins with pickup at your hotel in San Salvador. Take advantage of the personalized attention from your dedicated guide; your time is yours to do what you want. Be sure to outline your interests and preferences; your guide will take these factors into consideration when planning your itinerary. Whether you choose the 4-hour or 9-hour option, you'll come away with a better understanding of the history, culture and traditions of El Salvador. 

Please see the Itinerary section below for the full details of both half-day and full-day tours.


Customer Reviews

Rebeca P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour very informative. We learned a lot about the history of El Salvador. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and super nice. We did not feel unsafe at all specially in the downtown area. I highly recommend to visit San Salvador!

Valentina G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I loved the Bouqueron! Beautiful! Very nice tourist guide named Moises!

Rebecca B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I was by myself, and apprehensive about safety, so I found this tour an excellent way to visit a number of sites and places in San Salvador. The guide/driver spoke impeccable English, and shared a large amount of history and information with me. We visited a number of places, and I really got a great feel for the city. Because it was only me, I was able to really make the most of the day. The tour was a little shorter than advertised, and didn't include drinks. However, I really recommend it overall.

TravelerD USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This tour was a great overview of San Salvador and of El Salvador itself. I was picked up from my hotel and was shown all of the major highlights of the city. I would highly recommend this tour and tour operator to anyone visiting El Salvador.

Sharon M

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2017

The tour guide Eduardowas very knowledgeable we spent too much time on landmarks that were not too relevant and we had very little on those that deserve more attention, for example the Cathedral, we did not get to see the church, only the mausoleum basement, understanding that this cathedral has been rebuilt after the civil war the National Palace and theater were presented from the main door, we did not even enter the buildings to appreciate the French Renaissance architecture, we spent almost an hour walking under the scorching sun, congested and crowded market place we could've done it in 15m . We finish our tour disappointed we were not taken to the monument of the Heroes, the handicraft market we wanted to purchase souvenirs, that did not happen

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