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Highlights of San Salvador: Explore Old City Downtown, local market and volcano provided by Explore El Salvador - Alfredo Avalos, Licensed Tour Guide

Highlights of San Salvador: Explore Old City Downtown, local market and volcano

Highlights of San Salvador: Explore Old City Downtown, local market and volcano
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About
Explore the highlights of the city with a native guide of San Salvador. Visit major historical spots, main avenues, commercial and residential districts, sightseeing landmarks and monuments that commemorate relevant historical figures and events. Many public buildings in El Centro were made during years of splendor of coffee exports, with a mix of architectural styles. Since the recent renovation Downtown is nicer and safer than ever to walk. Many businesses are boosting up and it has become "the place to be". Walk the streets learning details of events that occurred on this very place over almost 500 years of history and the people that took part in it. From colony to Independence. From the Federation to the Coffee Republic. From military regimes to democracy. From repressions to big celebrations and presidential inaugurations. On the afternoon visit a local market (you can have lunch here) followed by a walk in the cloud forest at El Boquerón Nat. Park, on San Salvador volcano.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 101624P1
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Offerings to churches on your behalf (sustainable tourism is key)
  • Admissions to public and private attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia El Rosario
  • Entry/Admission - National Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Exclusions
  • Souveniers
  • Gratuities (voluntary)
  • In order to reduce plastic waste I no longer include bottled water. Consider bringing your own reusable bottle.
  • You can enjoy a local delicacy at Antiguo Cuscatlán Market. Eat what locals eat!
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For departures outside San Salvador Metropolitan Area (e.g. airports, beach resorts, international borders, bus stations) a supplement may apply.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Offerings to churches on your behalf (sustainable tourism is key)
  • Admissions to public and private attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia El Rosario
  • Entry/Admission - National Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Exclusions
  • Souveniers
  • Gratuities (voluntary)
  • In order to reduce plastic waste I no longer include bottled water. Consider bringing your own reusable bottle.
  • You can enjoy a local delicacy at Antiguo Cuscatlán Market. Eat what locals eat!
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For departures outside San Salvador Metropolitan Area (e.g. airports, beach resorts, international borders, bus stations) a supplement may apply.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–7 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
A note from Highlights of San Salvador: Explore Old City Downtown, local market and volcano
I'M COVID-19 FULLY VACCINATED and Certified on Safety Protocols by local authorities (MiTur, CORSATUR and OSN). First Aid trained by the Salvadoran Red Cross. First Aid Kit always at hand. COVID-19 vaccine card is required to visit some attractions
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Iglesia El Rosario
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Plaza Libertad
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    National Theater San Salvador
  • 3
    Catedral Metropolitana
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Plaza Barrios
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    National Palace
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    San Salvador
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 7
    Parque Nacional El Boqueron
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 8
    Antiguo Cuscatlan
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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hamrickpa
Tampa, FL337 contributions
Alfredo is the BEST - don't hesitate
Jun 2021
We had an amazing tour with Alfredo. Honestly, he is one of the best guides I have worked with and I have visited 70 countries! He was always accessible via WhatsApp. He picked us up at the airport the day we arrived and even took us to the airport the day we left. He customized our tour to exactly what we wanted and even helped me get local beans to carry home to an El Salvadorian friend. Best tour ever! I will also add we were two American women travelers. Prior to going, we were slightly apprehensive based on "warnings" from travel sites. That's part of why Alfredo picked us up at the airport. Not only did he help us to feel safe but he taught us just how safe his country was. Before we knew it, we were ubering all about town! ALFREDO IS THE BEST!!
Written 13 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Loni, It was an unforgettable experience meeting you and Danielle letting me take you off the beaten track into the heart of my native San Salvador downtown. I hope you enjoyed your pupusas and the mercado! Till we meet again. Alfredo
Written 29 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Explore El Salvador - Alfredo Avalos, Licensed Tour Guide
elfox927
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A short and sweet sampling of El Salvador
Friends living in El Salvador who have used Alfredo for tours in the past set us up with a private baby tortuga rel
JenKPGH
JenKPGH
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Volcano and downtown with Alfredo!
Alfredo is amazing. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about El Salvador and it’s history. We toured with Alfred
Caballero55
Caballero55
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Amazing Experience Hiking Santa Ana with Alfredo
Alfredo is simply a terrific guide! He was knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and fluent in English. He picked
michellefG1844XR
michellefG1844XR
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The HIGHLIGHT of our trip!
Alfredo was genuinely friendly and knowledgeable. Our hike and tour was AMAZING! Alfredo picked us up from our hote
TimC20000
TimC20000
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Best guide in El Salvador
Summary: Don't hesitate to email Alfredo to be your guide in El Salvador! I found Alfredo's guide page via google
andrewsO4870SY
andrewsO4870SY
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Volcano
A great experience definitely recommend the volcano hike. Was a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable
38johnathanh
38johnathanh
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Had a great time
Unreal views, unforgettable experience, great guide. If you do this tour it will definitely be a highlight of your
T5978AJsophiak
T5978AJsophiak
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Exploring the Heart of El Salvador with Alfredo
Alfredo took us on much more than just a tour of the country. He was an incredible guide full of historical informa
Leah J
Leah J
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El Salvador surprises!
Alfredo was an amazing ambassador for the country of El Salvador. He gathered us from the airport in style and I fe
Ryan G
Ryan G
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Great Guide and Awesome Adventure
I hired Alfredo Avalos (alfredo@exploreelsalvador.com) who was an excellent and knowledgeable guide who took me on
W891IBdenisel
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Best guide in El Salvador
Alfredo is by far the best guide anyone could ask for. He is very familar with his country, its history and people.
bencW3840YR
bencW3840YR
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An amazing experience with an fantastic guide!
I just completed a terrific 3 days in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras with Alfredo and Explore El Salvador tou
michaelrgarcia
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Toured Joya de Ceren and Centro Historico
Was on a work trip to El Salvador and our liaison connected us to Alfredo and we were very fortunate to spend our e
KarenAzucena
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Charismatic, knowledgeable, and good communicator
We hired Alfredo for our recent visit to two archaeological parks and the Coatepeque Lake. We were impressed by his
josebueno12
josebueno12
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Alfredo is an amazing guy
Alfredo helped us with everything in Izalco. First of all, we took a breakfast at Subway cause we didn’t have enou
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