San Salvador Layover Tour | City Sightseeing & El Boqueron National Park

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Coincides with your flight's arrival time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Make the most of your long layover in San salvador by taking 4 hours to tour the city and visit the majestic volcano affectionately known as El Boquern, or Big Mouth. Get picked up from Monseor scar Arnulfo Romero International Airport and driven into this intriguing city to enjoy the Metropolitan Cathedral and Salvador del Mundo Square, among other top attractions. From there, travel about 15 miles out of the city to gawk at the imposing volcano. Youll be transported back to the airport in time to get your connecting flight. On route finish your adventure tasting a locally made pupusas at Olocuilta.

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Make the most of your San salvador layover with an excursion through the city and to El Boquern, the imposing volcano that looks over this Central American metropolis. Meet your private vehicle at the airport, with a knowledgeable local guide if you select that option, and zoom into the center of San salvador, a city with a half-million inhabitants that is home to ornate churches and intriguing modern architecture. Tour the historic downtown, eying architectural wonders like El Rosario Church, the massive Metropolitan Cathedral, and the neoclassical National Theater, as well as the leafy Salvador del Mundo (Savior of the World) Square.

After your overview of downtown, head up 5,905 feet (1,800 m) to El Boquern, the mouth of the volcano that is an icon of the city. Take about an hour to view the massive crater its 3.1 miles (5 km) in diameter and 1,831 feet (558 m) deep and a stroll on the pine treeflanked trails.

Decide when and where to stop for a snack or lunch (own expense); in addition to all the choices in town, there are options at the volcano.

At the end of your private tour, youre dropped off back at the airport with ample time to catch your connecting flight.




Airport pickup and drop-off

guide (if optional selected)

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle


Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional El Boqueron




Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note: museums are closed on Mondays

The tour will finish approximately 2 hours prior to your flight's departure time

Note: The tour has a duration of approximately 4 to 6 hours. Please make sure your layover is at least 6 hours long prior to booking

Important: Please provide your flight details upon booking to ensure pickup and drop-off arrangements

Travelers arriving from or nationals from: Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador; to enter the country must have American Visa to avoid any drawbacks on arrival

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

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  • 06-Jan-2020

    I had a long layover in San Salvador and am so glad I decided to do this tour! My guide, Alfredo, drove us to see the city plazas and then to the El Boqueron National Park to see the volcano. He always had great explanations for the things we were seeing and was very knowledgeable about the area. We even had time to stop to eat some pupusas before heading back to the airport, which were delicious! Thanks Alfredo for being such a great guide! I definitely recommend this if you have some time between your flights.

  • 01-Jan-2020

    moses was an amazing guide,very knowledgable about the country..we enjoy it so much!!it was an easy breezy in and out of the airport..thanks so much

  • 13-Nov-2019

    From the moment we landed, we were breezed through customs by the stopover tour folks. Our tour guide, Cesar quickly swooped us up right outside and took us straight to a strip of pupuserias where we were able to enjoy some of the traditional local food (yum) then onto El Boqueron, which was stunning, and down back into downtown San Salvador. A lively city with a lot of history and a lot of action! Id most definitely recommend this tour for anyone with an extended layover.

  • 20-Sep-2019

    The whole process to get us through immigration fast worked well. We met our driver/guide Irving as we exited and we were on our way. Spent the morning learning about the town and taking a short hike up the volcano.

  • 12-Sep-2019

    Took tour during six hour layover en route to Belize. Breezed through immigration and customs with assistance from the very friendly folks at the desk opposite Gate 6. Eduardo offered great insight on the history and current state of El Salvador, including his personal experiences. Managed to see everything listed in the description and a couple of additional sites without feeling rushed notwithstanding the time constraints. Would sign up again without hesitation.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Fantastic way to spend the when you have a long layover. Irving was my personal tour guide. He was knowledgeable engaging and fun! Their commitment to assisting you through customs/immigration was exactly as described. There was a long line and their team member at the airport took me right to the front of the line- no fees!

    San Salvador is rich in history and beauty. Wish I had more time!

  • 08-Oct-2018

    The guide Alfredo was very kind and arranged our trip very well. We could stop by Starbucks for El Salvador origin coffee, and CVS for Salvadorean beer. He also introduced traditional Salvadorean food. We could enjoy El Salvador well for 5 hrs. Recommend him!

  • 31-Mar-2018

    Benjamin is a really great tour guide. Because my friend and I had a really long layover, he adjusted the tour for us. He brought us to the beach, the volcano, and the city. Benjamin is a bird expert, so we get to see a lot other than just the volcano itself. Also, because we wanted to buy mangoes, he had been paying attention to the street vendor. He showed us a lot of the city and explained a lot, it is a great experience overall.

  • 27-Nov-2017

    tour guide was great!

  • 25-Oct-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.

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