Free tour

Free tour of the historic center of San Salvador

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Carlos
Registered on March 25, 2023

Hello!! I am Carlos, originally from San Salvador, El Salvador, I am a traveler passionate about history, I like to meet other travelers and that they take a nice memory of El Salvador with them. I work as a tour guide in my free time to combine it with my passion and share my knowledge with the world.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

If you are passionate about learning about the history of the capital of this land called El Salvador, walking through its streets with a local and also interacting with other travelers, then this tour is for you. We will meet in Plaza Gerardo Barrios in the heart of the city and we will learn about the history and curiosities of San Salvador.

What are we going to visit?

  • Liberty Square (start of the tour)
  • El Rosario Church (Admission $1 USD for nationals and $2 USD for foreigners)
  • The National Palace (Admission $1 USD for nationals, $3 USD for Central Americans and resident foreigners and $5 USD for Foreigners)
  • The Cathedral of San Salvador
  • The Crypt of Monsignor Romero
  • The National Theater ($5 USD for foreigners and $3 for nationals and residents)
  • Finally you will have the opportunity to taste typical dishes of Salvadoran gastronomy.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: Tickets to the national palace, El Rosario church and the national theater.

Wear comfortable shoes for a 2 hour 30 min walk
-Bring 1 liter of water or you can buy it in the surrounding stores
-Don't forget sunscreen and preferably wear a cap or hat
-Want to meet other travelers and the history of San Salvador

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    MRX5+3G3 Civic Square Captain General...
    MRX5+3G3 Civic Square Captain General Gerardo Barrios, San Salvador, El Salvador
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    I will be at the foot of the monument that is right in the middle of the park wearing a white shirt with the GuruWalk logo

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    Outside visit
    Gerardo Barrios Square

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Pablo 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Carlos is a very nice and polite guy, he’s got a lot of enthusiasm in showing his city, he even displays posters with maps and pictures that help understand much better the history of San Salvador. Definitely worth the tour!
Heidi 18 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Carlos was the best! He communicated beforehand clearly about where to meet and even waited a few minutes until I got there. He was professional, informative, and gave us the full picture of the history and current life in El Salvador. There were only three of us on the tour, so it was very personalized, which I really appreciated. Thank you, Carlos! I would recommend you any time.
Nestor 05 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Carlos es un excelente guía, nos ayudo a entender la historia del Salvador, nos ha encantado el uso de imágenes para poder explicar mejor la historia. Fue un placer recorrer el centro histórico con él, siempre con una excelente actitud y buena disposición para contestar todas nuestras dudas. Al final le pedimos su apoyo como guía en 2 días completos de tours, para poder conocer el país de forma más completa, sus precios muy justos y la experiencia fue muy enriquecedora! Totalmente recomendable.
Mauricio 14 Oct 2023
Guatemala City

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Muy buena experiencia del tour con Carlos. Conocimiento y pasión por El Salvador y su capital son su marca. Recomendado 100%. Gracias Carlos!
Daniela 25 Jul 2023

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Travelled alone - Jul 2023
Carlos was a fantastic guide, I definitely recommend to take one or more tour with him!! I started with the walking tour, then visited a vulcano and other beautiful colonial cities during the days I stayed in Salvador.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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