Private Tour: San Salvador Sightseeing Including El Boquerón And Santa Tecla

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Not many people get the chance to stand on the edge of a volcano. But you can with this 4-hour private evening tour of El Boquern, San Salvadors iconic volcano and symbol of the city. Drive through this intriguing capital city on the way to the volcano, just 15 miles (25 km) from the city. Walk the trails at the top of the volcano and take in the fresh pine-scented air, and then visit Santa Tecla, an attractive town at the base of the volcano. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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After hotel pickup in San Salvador in the afternoon, set off with your private guide on a 4-hour tour, starting with the majestic El Boquern, the imposing volcano that looks over this Central American metropolis. El Boquern Big Mouth is a symbol of the city. After driving into the national park that covers the top of the volcano, explore the area on foot with your guide. Walking up to the crater is a relatively easy stroll. Take about an hour to view the massive crater its 3.1 miles (5 km) in diameter and 1,831 feet (558 m) deep. If you like, have dinner here (own expense), enjoying the views of San Salvador with traditional food like parrillada, or barbecue. Otherwise you can opt to get dinner in Santa Tecla.

On the way to Santa Tecla, briefly explore San Salvador. Travel through the streets of the historic downtown, passing El Rosario Church, the massive Metropolitan Cathedral, and the neoclassical National Theater, as well as Salvador del Mundo (Savior of the World) Square. Discuss with your guide which spots youd like to stop at to explore on foot and which you are content to drive by.

Afterward, take some time to explore the town of Santa Tecla, located at the base of the volcano. It was built in the 19th century to be the nations capital after San Salvador was badly damaged by an earthquake. San Salvador remained the capital, but Santa Tecla has impressive architecture in the city center. If you didnt eat at the volcano, stroll the famous Paseo del Carmen and sit down for a traditional Salvadoran dinner, perhaps tapas, hearty empanadas or parrillada. Take in the beautiful El Carmen Church or the neoclassical municipal palace. At the end of the tour, enjoy the drive back to San Salvador, with drop-off at your hotel.

Inclusions for Private Tour: San Salvador Sightseeing Including El Boquerón And Santa Tecla

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions for Private Tour: San Salvador Sightseeing Including El Boquerón And Santa Tecla

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and bring a light jacket

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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4 Traveler Reviews

  • Worth the trip!

  • Great tour guide!

  • This was a wonderful tour. Alfredo made us feel very safe as we navigated the city. He was very informative, friendly and polite. It was foggy at El Boqueron, so the view was limited a bit...but it added to the beauty in a mystical way. If I make it back to El Salvador, I will request to have Alfredo be my guide on another adventure. Thank you for a wonderful glimpse of your beautiful country!

  • Where can I start? This was one of the best tours we have ever taken. We spend only one night in the city but 2 full days of tours. We booked this tour company through CityDiscovery and it was the best service we had ever experienced from a tour company.

    Mayra, the main contact I had over e-mail, was so helpful and gave me all the information I requested. Because of all the negative comments I was hearing about the city which are NOT TRUE I was a little nervous so I asked her for the full name and picture of who was going to pick us up from the airport...she sent me that info immediately. When we arrived, she called us to make sure everything had gone well...and we even got 2 little souvenirs from them as a gift! :-

    Our guide was Benjamin...he picked us up from the airport and was with us both days until he dropped us off back at the airport. He was warm, so was like going on a tour with a really good friend as a guide! He was also really knowledgeable....My husband and I usually are not into the overload of information that you can get during tours but Benjamin made it really dynamic and entertaining...we learned so much about the history of the country...about every site we visited...

    Since we were going to be with him both das he asked us what we were most interested in and adapted the tours we had booked to that. We went to El Boquerón the volcano, then we had pupusas in this other area of the city...the next day we went to see a pyramid I am bad with names and drove through different places, we saw a beautiful lake...then the downtown....2 days were definitively not enough. We are planning to go back and without a doubt we will be contacting Salvadorean Tours again and requesting Benjamin.

    Thank you Benjamin and Mayra for a truly unforgettable experience!!!

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