San Salvador Full Day tour


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Activity Level



Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.
Weather Conditions in El Salvador
Rainy season is from May to Middle November
Dry Season is From Middle November to late April
The heaviest rains are from August to mid November
Do not forget to bring the appropriate gear for each season
Museums are closed on Monday
You must be able to get in and out of the car

Maximum travelers: 2



English (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

Discover the heart of El Salvador!

Welcome to San Salvador, a fascinating city teeming with life and many interesting places to visit.
The center of the city offers a glimpse into the daily life of Salvadorans, while offering the chance to visit historic monuments, main squares and museums.
Our tour will take us to visit Downtown San Salvador where you can visit the famous Metropolitan Cathedral and Gerardo Barrios Square, the perfect vantage point for admiring the grand National Palace. From there we will move to La Plaza Libertad and the beautiful Iglesia El Rosario where, the visitor can experience a stunning atmosphere generated by hundreds of small pieces of multicolored stained glass , creating exquisite hues unlike anything you have seen in a church before. We will also visit the craft market, some of the most exclusive areas of the capital, and a charming local market
For those who want to try pupusas the national dish of El Salvador our tour includes a visit to one of the best local restaurants,


San Salvador is a compact city, We will start our day visiting some of the capital exclusive areas seeing Plazas and important monuments like Plaza Salvador del Mundo, Plaza La Bandera, Monumento La Revolucion, we will drive through some of the city commercial areas and main streets like Paseo General Escalon, Zona Rosa, Santa Elena and will make a couple of stops in some overlooks to have breathtaking views of the San Salvador Volcano.
In Downtown San Salvador we include and Stop at The Plaza Gerardo Barrios, cathedral of San Salvador, Teatro and palacio Nacional Facade we are going to take a short walk in downtown streets to get to Plaza La Libertad and Iglesia El Rosario. then we will head straight to a local restaurant to have lunch where we highly recommend you to try Pupusas the country most famous national dish.
In the afternoon there will time to visit San Salvador Souvenirs market, local museums and other interesting places in the capital area

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I'll meet you at your hotel in San Salvador

End location: Hotel, or place to be mutually agreed on

Duration: 9 hours

We highly recommend you start this tour at 8:30 am to skip the City traffic in the morning. The choice is yours

We will spend about an hour for lunch and thirty minutes hour or less to drink a cup of local coffee, chocolate or a local beverage in a local cafe or restaurant.

Tour's duration may be altered due to heavy traffic on friday's and during heavy rains


We will get around San Salvador by sedan car or minivan clean and with air condition, and will take a Walk at a leisurely pace to visit Plaza Gerardo Barrios and Plaza Libertad in Downtown San Salvador .
For a personalized service this tour has a car driver an local tour guide
This is a San Salvador Intense full day tour

What’s Included

Other: My personalized services as your English speaking guide and minivan driver, Bottled water,Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 US - Payments may include meals,coffee,museums entrance fees. This is a per person amount, Most shops and restaurants accept credit cards but many Pupuserias restaurants are cash only.
El Salvador official currency is US Dollars, You do not need to change local currency, there is also a good network of ATMS in the main cities and touristic destinations.

euros can only be changed in San Salvador

What’s Extra

Other: Meals, souvenirs, museums entrances fees etc.

A Recent Review of this tour

Ask Benjamin and he definitely delivers. We told him what we wanted and he gave us exactly that. He is friendly, knowledgable and great company. He is proud of his country and it shows all the time. Thank you for a wonderful day in San Salvador!
Paul Resnick

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