San Salvador Layover Tour: El Boqueron, Metropolitan Cathedral

Tours & Sightseeing in El Salvador

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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. On route finish your adventure tasting a locally made pupusas at Olocuilta.
Make the most of your San Salvador layover with an excursion through the city and to El Boquerón, 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 Boquerón, the mouth of the volcano that is an icon of the city. Take about an hour to view the massive crater — it’s 3.1 miles (5 km) in diameter and 1,831 feet (558 m) deep — and a stroll on the pine tree–flanked 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, you’re dropped off back at the airport with ample time to catch your connecting flight.

What’s included

  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • guide (if optional selected)
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional El Boqueron

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food