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San Salvador City Tour El Salvador

Discovering what the real El Salvador is about!

Do you have any idea about El Salvador’s history? Coffee, civil war, why is the new president loved?

In this tour, we are sharing our local perspective of the new El Salvador with you. Join us!

About this tour

First time in El Salvador? A San Salvador City tour is a must. Learn the history of this small but beautiful country, visit the renovated downtown San Salvador, important plazas, churches, the Boqueron volcano and the famous rainbow slide.

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Tour Highlights

  • Rainbow slide San Salvador
  • El Boqueron volcano
  • Newest National Library
  • National palace
  • San Salvador Cathedral
  • El Rosario Church
  • La Dalia Pool House

Full description of the San Salvador City Tour

First time in El Salvador? A San Salvador City tour is a must. Learn the history of this small but beautiful country, visit the renovated downtown San Salvador, important plazas, churches, the Boqueron volcano or the famous rainbow slide.

Discover the convenience of San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, located just a short 40-minute drive from the International Airport and the beautiful beach area. This proximity ensures a stress-free and enjoyable start to your adventure.

Immerse yourself in the unique cultural experiences that San Salvador has to offer. Explore the renovated downtown area, where historical plazas and buildings stand as a testament to the city’s rich history. Indulge in local dishes and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture.

During this tour, we visit San Salvador Cathedral, Monsignor Romero’s tomb (who became the first saint of El Salvador), the National Palace, the National Theater, the Currency Museum, and much more. It is a nice Sightseeing tour experience.

Embark on a journey to the majestic San Salvador Volcano, just 25 minutes away from the historical downtown. Ascend to the volcano’s peak, enter the national park, and enjoy a breathtaking 10-minute hike to the crater, which sits at an impressive 1,893 meters above sea level. This is an outdoor adventure that will leave you inspired and in awe of nature’s beauty. 

The next spot is the famous rainbow slide. Make a quick stop to enjoy the view of San Salvador city and experience sliding on a nice and colorful slide!

For lunch, we visited a local restaurant with a nice view of the city, where you can take a perfect photo of San Salvador City.

Then, we head to the Salvadoran Artisan Market, where you can find the best and most funny souvenirs in town. 

The San Salvador City Tour is a renovated area that deserves to be discovered.

Are you ready to visit the capital of El Pulgarcito de América? 

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Meeting points

Pick up from the beach area – Surf City
  • Tunco Beach: In front of Point Break Cafe
  • San Blas / Majahual: The tour guide will coordinate the pick up place with you.
  • Sunzal Beach: The tour guide will coordinate the pick up place with you.
  • Atami Resort: In front of reception
  • Zonte Beach: In front of La Canasta Store


Pick up from San Salvador city

  • Barceló Hotel
  • Sheraton Hotel
  • Marriot Hotel
  • Courtyard Hotel
  • Hilton Hotel
  • Hyatt Centric Hotel
  • Any airbnb in Antigua Cuscatlan, Santa Elena or San Benito area

Itinerary

Departure time

  • El Tunco area: 10:00 am
  • San Salvador city: 10:45 am

 

Exploring downtown San Salvador

Visiting the historical center and its plazas, the National Palace, El Rosario Church, The new National Library, San Salvador Cathedral.

Choose between the Rainbow Slide or Boqueron National Park

Return time

You are going to be back in your hotel or Airbnb around 4: 00 pm. It could be 30 minutes less or more based on the traffic we get on the way back.

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Includes

  • All entrance fees in downtown San Salvador
  • 1 ticket per person for the Rainbow Slide
  • Private tour
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Transportation with air conditioning
  • Free pick up and drop off at hotel or Aibnb

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable clothing: Lightweight, breathable, and suitable for layering.
  • Hat and sunglasses: Protection from the sun.
  • Sunscreen: High SPF to protect against UV rays.
  • Water: At least 2 liters per person.
  • Snacks: High-energy foods like nuts, bars, and fruit.
  • Rain jacket: In case of sudden weather changes.
  • Camera: To capture the stunning views.
  • Small backpack: To carry your items comfortably.

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Tips (Optional 10%)

FAQs

The tour includes visits to key historical and cultural sites such as:

  • The Metropolitan Cathedral
  • National Palace
  • El Rosario Church
  • Plaza Libertad, and
  • The National Theatre
  • The Rainbow Slide at Picnic Steak House

You’ll also explore local markets, enjoy panoramic views from the San Salvador Volcano, and learn about the city’s history and culture with a knowledgeable guide

The tour typically lasts about 6 hours, providing ample time to explore the main attractions and enjoy a leisurely pace.

Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, a reusable water bottle, and a camera are recommended.

It’s also a good idea to bring some cash for personal expenses or souvenirs.

Lunch is usually not included, but there will be opportunities to purchase food at local restaurants or markets.

Your guide can recommend great spots to try local cuisine.

Yes, the tour is designed to be accessible and enjoyable for people of all ages.

However, please note that some walking is involved, so comfortable footwear and a moderate level of fitness are recommended.

Yes, some religious sites require modest dress. It’s advisable to cover your knees when visiting churches and other sacred places.

Cancellation policy

Free cancelation 
Cancel your tour at least 24 hours before departure time and you will get a full refund.
However, if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity, a  refund will not be possible.
 
Not showing up on time or wrong address provided
If you are not at the pick-up location on time or if the directions provided aren’t correct, you will have to buy a new ticket.
 
Note: If you change location let us know at least 12 hours before departure time. Feel free to drop us a message through WhatsApp or Instagram with your new directions so that we can change it on the list.

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