Begin your morning or afternoon tour with hotel pickup and set off on a half-day excursion through San Salvador, including a visit to its immense volcano. Your private vehicle and guide will drive you through the center of this city of a half-million inhabitants that is home to both neocolonial and intriguing modern architecture. Tour the historic downtown, eying architectural wonders like El Rosario Church, designed by the sculptor and architect Rubén Martínez and completed in 1971. Also visit the massive Metropolitan Cathedral and the neoclassical National Theater, as well as leafy Salvador del Mundo (‘Savior of the World’) Square. Get out of the vehicle with your guide where you wish to take a closer look.
After your overview of downtown, drive 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 if you wish take an easy 20-minute stroll along on the pine tree-flanked trails with your guide.
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 your hotel.