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Explore El Salvador - Alfredo Avalos, Licensed Tour Guide

San Salvador, El Salvador
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About Explore El Salvador - Alfredo Avalos, Licensed Tour Guide
Hola amigos! I’m Alfredo, Tour Guide in El Salvador, double-licensed, with multiple credentials, certifications and years of experience showing my beloved country and the best destinations -popular or off the beaten track- for the avid modern traveler. Not a company but an entrepreneur, I’ve been building my personal brand Explore El Salvador™, that says it all. My goal is to compete in the growing tourism market of El Salvador and be your best option, with an emphasis on this important points: SAFETY: I would never take you (or go myself) to some place I consider is not safe. Common sense is the key and safety comes first. FLEXIBILITY: Want to walk the less beaten track? Let’s do it!… Want to depart later? No problemo!… Want to try the best street food? I know that place!… ACCURACY: You have my word all information delivered is based on facts and reliable sources. COMMITMENT: DO support family-run businesses and small local entrepreneurism. DON'T support child labor nor animal abuse.
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gsquaredb wrote a review Aug 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia534 contributions10 helpful votes
Alfredo is an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and interesting. Loves showing people his country. Flexible and enthusiastic. Knows all about the history, geography, politics and nature of El Salvador.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from AlredoAvalos503, Your Guide at Explore El Salvador - Alfredo Avalos, Licensed Tour Guide
Responded 2 weeks ago
I appreciate so much your kind words, sir. I'm glad you enjoyed your time in El Salvador. To me it was a delightful experience having the chance to join you and also have the chance to learn myself. I hope to see you back. You're always welcome. Best wishes, Alfredo
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Joseph M wrote a review Jun 2022
Kerrville, Texas2 contributions
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For the greatest experience and to maximize every minute of your El Salvador trip, call Alfredo. Get him gate to gate! My wife and I took our daughter who was almost 2 years old for week trip to El Salvador. The country is one of a kind world class natural beauty, extraordinary architecture new and old! Don’t let the “smallest country in Central America” title fool you, there are endless possibilities. That’s where Alfredo comes in he drives, guides, translates and everything in between. He is a master trekker volcano exert, historian and coffee expert, oh and his mom and Dad have the best pappusaria in the country. Alfredo showed us calderas, volcanos, code plantation, cathedrals, old town San Salvador, gave us history lessons, showed us companion crop farming, and lined up the grand finale, releasing a whole litter of baby sea turtles into the pacific. When I tell people El Salvador is the best place they can go in Central America, I mean it but I also tell them to just call Alfredo tell him what they like then listen to all of his suggestions, and they will have an experience of a life time.
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Response from AlredoAvalos503, Your Guide at Explore El Salvador - Alfredo Avalos, Licensed Tour Guide
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hey Joe! Thank you very much for such wonderful words. That's more than a review! I really, really enjoyed those days with you and the 2 girls. Thank you also for all your tips but, above all, for the great moments exploring my beloved country. All the best, Alfredo
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Pawel wrote a review Mar 2022
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My friend and I had a pleasure to use services of Alfredo whilst climbing the St. Ana volcano in March 2022. "Pleasure" is not just a grammatical form used here: it stands for the actual description of the experience. Our guide turned to be knowledgeable and kind companion, who answered all our questions and tended to our needs (eg. A stopover at the coffee shop at our request). Chilled out, adaptive... worth highest recommendations.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from Alfredo A, Your guide at Explore El Salvador - Alfredo Avalos, Licensed Tour Guide
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your comments Pabel! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip
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Adam L wrote a review Feb 2022
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We had a great time during our trip to El Salvador thanks to our incredible guide, Alfredo! He is full of passion and enthusiasm. Well organized, punctual and always with a smile and good humor. He had answers to all of our questions and made sure everyone was OK at all times. If you are looking for a reliable and professional guide for El Salvador or any country of America Central, Alfredo will be your best choice!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from AlredoAvalos503, Your Tour Guide at Explore El Salvador - Alfredo Avalos, Licensed Tour Guide
Responded Feb 21, 2022
So glad you and all your friends enjoyed your visit! It's always easy to deliver a great service when the group is fun and cool as yours! Thanks for calling and choosing my country for your holiday. It's been an honor to serve you! Cheers
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Hazel V wrote a review Jan 2022
San Salvador, El Salvador13 contributions
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I had the pleasure to hike with Alfredo before in a previous visit a couple of years ago in which he helped my mom reach the top of Santa Ana volcano! This was such a big accomplishment for her and was only possible due to the great patience and positive support Alfredo gave her. She always cherishes that. This time my partner and I visited El Salvador on the second week of December 2021. I wanted to show him a bit of my beautiful country and we were looking to get some adventure, history, culture and surprises! Definitely we had plenty of all. Alfredo was our guide for four days. I want to highlight Alfredo’s quick response to my messages and the easiness with which we were able to coordinate the places to visit, things to do and the cost. First day, we hiked El Impossible forest, where we reached the historical point where people used to cross carrying coffee. Second day and third day, we visited Morazán which is rich in history about the Civil War in El Salvador. There we were able to see how people make clay pottery, visited several small towns, visited the Museo de la Revolucion and we even adventure to find a beautiful water fall and to scramble up Rio Sapo! On the fourth day we went on Ruta de las Flores where we visited the colorful towns and he surprised us with a coffee tasting. Also we went to a tour in a coffee mill where I was so impressed to learn all the process it takes to have a good cup of coffee. Alfredo took care of any arrangements, permits, payments, coordination, all! He also booked the beautiful hotel for us to stay in Perkin, Morazán. All we had to do was to wake up early and be ready on time because he is also excellent at being on time to pick us up. Everything was amazing and some of my favorite spontaneous moments were eating pupusas from a clay Comal, eating yucca on the side of the road, stopping to see the sugar cane rustic process, finding the waterfall and the great time we had to chat with Alfredo just as a friend. Looking forward to go back and explore some more!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from AlredoAvalos503, Your Tour Guide at Explore El Salvador - Alfredo Avalos, Licensed Tour Guide
Responded Jan 31, 2022
Thank you, Hazel! Where 3 wonderful days on which all of us discovered something new or a new place in our country! Your company made this trip beyond memorable. The time chatting, exploring... getting lost on the way... XD Thanks for your wonderful words. Hope to see you and D. back some day. Soon. Cheers Alfredo
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