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 Boquerón, or ‘Big Mouth.’ Get picked up from Monseñor Óscar 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. You’ll be transported back to the airport in time to get your connecting flight. If you want, book this as a private tour for undivided attention from your guide.
• 6 hours
Take a private tour of the El Salvador's capital city to see notable sites including the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Theater and National Palace. If you opt for the full-day tour, your afternoon includes San Salvador Volcano (El Boquerón), the charming city of Santa Tecla, and shopping for artisan goods at two local markets. This is your tour to customize, so just let your knowledgeable local guide what you want to see more or less of. Choose a morning or afternoon tour, or select a full day of sightseeing. All options include round-trip hotel transport by comfortable private vehicle.
• 9 hours
Take advantage of your next layover in El Salvador and embark on this private tour of Joya de Cerén, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and San Andrés. Both are on the Mayan Route, a collection of important Mayan archaeological sites in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. A driver will pick you up at the airport and take you to these endlessly fascinating sites, which architecture and history buffs will especially love. Enjoy seeing some of El Salvador’s most impressive historic locations before returning to the airport for the next leg of your journey. You won’t want to miss this.
• 6 hours
Combine two popular private tours of San Salvador and Joya de Cerén with this 4-hour San Salvador Combo. Start with a morning or afternoon sightseeing tour of El Salvador's buzzing capital, whose highlights include Masferrer Square, Salvador del Mundo Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Savior. Then head to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed archaeological site of Joya de Cerén, dubbed the 'Pompeii of the Americas,' where you can see ancient life preserved in a time capsule of volcanic ash.
• 4 hours
During this El Salvador Combo Day Tour you will visit the main highlights of El Salvador including Cerro Verde National Park at the Lake and Volcano Complex, Coatepeque Lake as well as the Mayan Sites of Joya de Cerén and San Andrés. What are you waiting for?
• 8 hours
Named for its emblematic rock that has a big pig shape, El Tunco is a popular beach in El Salvador internationally known by surfers who claim that it is one of the best beaches to practice this exciting sport.The place is simply fantastic, you will find people from all over the world visiting the touristic attractions in the area as well as people surfing or just enjoying the sun, sand and the beach. You can even find surf lessons if you want to try ride the tides. Prepare your sunblock and your sun glasses and visit this beach. Without a doubt the best place to hang out during a lay over.
• 4 hours
See San Salvador and its immense, majestic volcano on an informative, private half-day tour. Make the most of your time in San Salvador, exploring its bustling boulevards, ornate churches and busy plazas. Then head up to El Boquerón — ‘Big Mouth,’ as it is affectionately known — where you’ll get an hour at the crest of the volcano to take in the view and the ambience and have the opportunity to go on a short stroll on the pine-flanked trails. Tour is private, ensuring that you’ll have the guide’s undivided attention.
• 4 hours
A volcano, ash-covered ruins, and tree-flanked trails await on this 4-hour San Salvador tour to El Boquerón National Park and the Joya de Cerén. Discover the San Salvador's rock star volcano, affectionately known as Big Mouth, on a hike on the forested trails of El Boquerón National Park with your guide. Follow that up with a visit to the archaeological ruins of Joya de Cerén, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to learn what life was like in the 6th century.
• 4 hours
Explore the volcano complex of Cerro Verde National Park, which showcases some of El Salvador’s most amazing volcanoes: Cerro Verde, Izalco and Santa Ana (Ilamatepec). This private day trip with an experienced guide takes you sightseeing along eco-trails into the inactive volcanic crater of Cerro Verde. Enjoy panoramic views of Izalco volcano and walk through a dwarf forest to see Santa Ana volcano. Finish at the volcanic Lake Coatepeque, noted as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Round-trip hotel transport by comfortable, private vehicle from San Salvador is included.
• 9 hours
The Flowers Route (Ruta de las Flores) is one of El Salvador’s most popular circuits, named for the abundance of flowers along a picturesque, 22-mile (36-km) winding road through the mountains. On this full-day private tour you’ll visit several colorful villages — including Nahuizalco, Juayúa, Apaneca, and Concepción de Ataco — famed for their natural beauty, authentic crafts, coffee plantations, weekly festivals, and local and international cuisine. Walk cobblestone streets while you explore each colonial town with your friendly guide, enjoying the cool, mild weather and slow pace of the Sierra Apaneca.
• 9 hours