Eco Tours Petate
Eco Tours Petate
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Eco Tours Petate is a versatile and dynamic company, made up of passionate tourism experts, who love the things we do and put our hearts into every service we offer. With more than ten years of experience. Focused on three fundamental pillars. 1– Quality in service. Our team is constantly training on tourist destinations, security and customer service, to guarantee an international quality experience, making our customers love El Salvador and want to return. 2– The satisfaction of our customers. It is our reason for being. We are convinced that the people who place their trust in us, are our letter of presentation for future business opportunities, for that reason, we take care of every detail to make your experience complacent. 3– Your security. We pay special attention to each of the details related to this aspect, from a modern vehicle fleet with maintenance booklet, training to road crew members, first aid, international insurance coverage that we hope to never need to use, un
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2023

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Mary R.
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Rafael created a customized tour for my family and I. He communicated, asked questions, provided suggestions, and options before creating our itinerary. Rafael is extremely professional, knowledgeable, flexible, and knows of great places that will enhance your experience. We visited El Salvador and Guatemala and we never felt we were in danger. We felt welcomed, safe, and comfortable everywhere we went. All of the suggested places we attended were remarkable. My mom had not been to her home country in 42 years and my Mexican father had heard nothing but horrible stories about El Salvador. Eco Tours Petate in conjunction with Rafael made our experience a memorable and pleasant one. We learned a lot of history, saw archeological sites, interacted with locals, shopped, ate, and heard live music. My mom and my dad fell in love and want to visit El Salvador again in the near future. I loved it as well and want to come back with friends and experience El Salvador in a different form. I highly recommend Eco Tours Petate and Rafael; he is a great tour guide! I've visited over 20 countries and have interacted with many tour guides around the world and Rafael is very personable, humble, and kind. He is proud of his country and wants you to fall in love with it like we did, mission accomplished. If you're curious or feel apprehensive about visiting El Salvador, don't worry, call Eco Tours Petate for a remarkable experience. You will not be disappointed!
Written August 22, 2021
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Kasia B
Peacehaven, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
If you are coming to El Salvador and you are looking for a reliable and passionate tour provider, look no further!
We had the pleasure of going on the Ruta de Las Flores tour with Osmaro in late October 2022 and we could not have asked for a better experienced and knowledgeable guide.
So often when you're traveling, guided tours can be very robotic and passionless.
We loved everything about the day and the insight that Osmaro gave us. He definitely went the extra mile to ensure that we saw an authentic side of El Salvador.
A 100% trustable, dependable company that we felt provided extremely good value. Thank you 🙏🏼
Written October 29, 2022
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Tay R
Brooklyn, NY47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
This was my second tour with Eco Tours Petate. I reached out to Rafael the night before around 7 pm. He was very quick to respond and set up a plan. The tour I chose is on their website but I did not see it listed on Trip Advisor. Because I was staying near the airport (30 minutes away), Rafael offered to pick me up for an additional charge. This saved me a lot of time and allowed me to sleep in a little longer. He was waiting for me in the lobby right on time at 8:30am.

We made our way to Tamanique where we met up with a local guide. Everyone was wearing standard tennis shoes and we were able to navigate the trail fairly well. If I had my proper hiking boots packed, I would have definitely worn them though. After walking down to the first waterfall it started to rain pretty heavily. We were careful walking up but it became really slippery. We made our way to another waterfall where we were able to jump off the cliffs with other tourists and locals. We finished just around 1 pm.

Next, we went to surf city where I was able to take a 1 hour lesson for $35. Rafael went to a great surf shop and got me set up with an English speaking teacher. After that we went and grabbed some lunch at a nice spot over looking the water.

I need to add that Rafael took sooo many photos of me. He was taking candid shots on the hike and stood in the sun to grab some of me surfing. I do alot of solo trips and having a guide who goes above and beyond means a lot- especially when it comes to photos.
Written August 27, 2023
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E.
12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Extremely unprofessional and dishonest tour provider. I booked the 1/2 day city tour in San Salvador as advertised ($85 per person) - when I finalized the details, the price changed to $165. When contacted, the operator tried to play games and compared the tour price to a plane ticket (where people paid different prices per class) - it was totally irrelevant and didn't address my question (why did the price doubled when I booked a group tour for $85). We went back and forth, with the operator responding with "sorry my price doesn't fit your budget" and ended up cancelling my tour (without my permission or request to cancel). Clearly, they just hope foreigners will fall for their tactics and pay outrageous amounts for a 4 hour tour downtown. I rebooked with another operator for $69 (!) and am confirmed on a group tour. Please avoid Eco Tours Petate!
Written August 14, 2023
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Rafael Z
Rafael Z
Dear EKG12 Thank you so much for your review, it is very important to us, as it helps us to improve every day and we strive to give our best. We are sorry for the inconvenience and apologize, we would be upset in your place too Explanation of prices when booking our tours in Viator 1 When you book one of our tours on TripAdvisor. The value of the tour is shown and defined by the number of pax (number of people you are paying). If you are buying for one person, it has a price, if you are paying for a group, the price is cheaper, per person, but more than the global total. It also shows you the values of the tour price, before making the payment and before you accept the conditions, there is no way that we can arbitrarily change those values, since it is the TripAdvisor platform that is in charge of revealing transparency, security and fulfillment of your reservation. 2 We do not sell tours, we offer unforgettable and pleasant experiences, which make your visit to El Salvador a memorable occasion. 3 Surely you can find lower prices in the market, because we do not compete for price, we compete for quality, safety and comfort, certified and experienced guides who focus on the satisfaction of our customers. Our or service is more than traveling from point "A" to point "B". At the end of our service you have your own and broad opinion about the history, culture, technology, politics, economy, social and technological of El Salvador. 4 We are a company with more than ten years in the market, our online reputation is honorable, I refer to the facts and use our historical online reputation as an example. Reason for cancellation: During the conversation, you said that if we did not lower the price, you wanted to cancel the reservation, and you also use offensive and denigrating expressions about us and our country, for this reason, we consider it convenient to cancel your reservation and return your money and avoid further inconvenience.
Written August 18, 2023
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Johanna C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Since we started this adventure and experience of climbing the Santa Ana volcano with eco tour petate and our friendly guide Rafael we loved it! He was very punctual when picking us up, then he told us a lot about the history of El Salvador, he speaks English, we made some important stops to take some pictures of the volcanoes and the lake and we even met the minister of tourism of San Salvador haha ! After reaching the point to start climbing the volcano, we were given some indications (the usual ones) and then we went up at our own pace with our guide Rafael. We had the great opportunity and pleasure to enjoy every moment of the beautiful landscape that is observed. already when we reached the top, Rafael very kindly took extraordinary photos of us, and he showed us and explained everything we saw around us. Thank you very much for the message about the San Salvador that you transmit Rafael. You and all the people we talk to, their culture and landscapes make for me that this country is the gem of Central America. I hope to come back some day for all the rest the nice things I couldn’t see this time !
Written October 9, 2021
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TravelPro1963
Baltimore, MD10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Osmaro was the best tour guide for my brief 7 hr. layover in San Salvador. Very accommodating since I was held up at the airport 60 minutes longer than expected due to custom docs needed, but Osmaro was in constant touch with me via What’s App the entire time. He was able to flex the tour around my revised timing needs and showed me all the city highlights during our brief time together. Great experience, super nice guy, very knowledgeable about the city and its history, and amazingly fluent in English considering his story as to how he actually learned the language.
Great experience overall!
Written February 24, 2023
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Jose G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Thank you, Osmaro of Eco Tours Petate for providing me with an unforgettable experience during my recent trip to San Salvador, El Salvador. Your knowledge and passion for the culture and landscapes of this beautiful country truly shone through, and I am grateful for the epic and life-long lasting memories you helped create. Your dedication to showcasing the authentic Salvadoran experience is truly admirable, and I can't wait to recommend your tours / ECO TOURS PETATE to all my friends and family.
Written October 16, 2023
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Amanda N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Rafa was an amazing tour guide and just a great person to be around! He was very knowledgeable and fun. We did the guided tour to Montecristo and the climb up to El Trifinio. It was one of the most magical experiences I've had in my life. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to witness the spectacular nature that El Salvador has to offer.
Written December 22, 2022
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Cindy S 2016
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Eco Tours is the best option to safely get around in El Salvador! We had the pleasure of meeting Raphael and his knowledge of the country is amazing!

We hired his services for transport to and from the airport, a trip to lake Coatepeque, Los Naranjos, and Ataco.
He was always on time, gave us excellent suggestions to visit, dine and shop! His large commercial van was comfortable and fit my family of 6! Raphael knew his way around the cities and best ways to avoid traffic!

I highly recommend this company for your transport needs in El Salvador! I will be using this service again on our next trip to the beautiful country of El Salvador!
Written March 16, 2023
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Marissa
Puerto Rico3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Rafael was the best tour guide! He connected really well with the group and provided an informative and engaging experience throughout San Salvador. It was very fun to get to know the country’s history and learn about the culture and people. The sites we went to were beautiful and well chosen for this tour. It was my first time in El Salvador and this tour convinced me to come back! Thank you for this 10/10 experience.
Written January 8, 2024
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