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Maximise 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. Accompanied by an expert naturalist guide, depart from Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport 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. Opt to experience this tour as a private excursion to receive the exclusive attention of your guide and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from the airport. 

Highlights

  • A 4- to 6-hour layover tour of San Salvador and El Boquerón National Park
  • Explore the city and check out landmarks like the Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Visit El Boquerón, the volcano that is a symbol of the city
  • Walk the trails around the volcano and get a look at the crater
  • Includes pickup and drop-off at Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport
  • Private tour ensures that you’ll see the best of San Salvador and enjoy your guide’s full attention

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What You Can Expect

San Salvador Layover Tour: City Sightseeing and El Boqueron National Park

Visit El Rosario Church during your layover tour

Depart from Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and travel to the thriving centre of San Salvador to see some of the city’s most impressive monuments. Listen as your knowledgeable guide enriches your knowledge of El Salvador’s bustling capital and note the contrast between metropolitan structures and antique architecture. 

Tour the historic downtown to catch glimpses of structural beauties like the Metropolitan Cathedral and El Rosario Church, and absorb the tranquil ambience of Salvador del Mundo, a leafy square thronged with decorative beauty. 

After through exploration of the country's capital, ascend to a height of 5,905 feet (1,800m) to El Boquerón, a magnificent volcano whose enormous mouth is the symbol of the city. Gaze at the colossal crater and stroll pine-flanked trails for sweeping vistas of the impressive scenery. 

Revitalize with a snack in town at any point (own expense) and then return to the airport at the end of your tour. Arrive well in advance of your connecting flight and bid your guide farewell on departure. 

Customer Reviews

Jason C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was the perfect tour for my long layover in El Salvador. Moises was our tour guide who took us to many wonderful and beautiful sights in and around San Salvador city. The pickup at the airport was quick and easy and we were on our way. Moises was a wonderful tour guide, and extremely knowledgeable about the locations he took us too. His short history lessons on many of the sights made the trip even more enjoyable. I really felt like I got a glimpse of the real El Salvador during this tour.

ALBERTINA R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

excelente tour, recomendando 100. luego dle tour conozoco mas del Salvador que mis amigos locales.

Samantha S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

WONDERFUL tour guide! A great, easy way to see the city with a helpful and knowledgeable guide.

Perry R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Alfredo was my guide. He is full of information, professionalism and is a well rounded tour guide. I took the private tour.

Jaclyn N USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Benjamin was an excellent tour guide! He allowed us to experience San Salvador the way we wanted. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who has a long layover. We felt very safe throughout the entire experience.

Hari V

4 star rating: Recommended October 2016

We had an excellent tour of San Salvador. The reception at the airport to facilitate the tour and immigration process was an excellent proceeds. Our guide Elduardo was very knowledgeable and helped my wife in climbing the stairs when we visited Volcano crater. Overall had fun and enjoyed the stopover tour.

JCBP

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Interesting volcano and city tour

mezameza

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

This was very interesting. It was quite a hike to get to the top. We were picked up at the airport but there was a delay because Salvadorean Tours did not call ahead to get permission from the tourism board to let us out of the airport so we lost an hour. Thank heaven for our guide Celina Guerra. She was great and very knowledgeable.

Lynn O

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Benjamin was an EXCELLENT tour guide. Would have given 5 stars but I was sent an email stating we can add few more hrs to our tour just tell our guide. When he called office was told he had to be
somewhere at 3. At 3 at the airport his other person cancelled (supposedly) too late:(
Had fun tho :-)

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