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This was a half-day private tour of the city. Irving was great. He picked me up at the hotel promptly. I felt at ease with him right away. We saw the "must-see" sites in San Salvador and he had a lot to say about each. We had interesting and fun conversations between site visits. Some of it related to the tour, some of it was just about life. It was all good. We skipped a few things, like a shopping area, partly because I wasn't really interested, and partly because I wasn't feeling very well. I was having a typical case of traveler's upset. I was well enough to go on the tour but I was glad that I booked it as a private tour so that when I was getting tired, we cut it a little short. In other words, I paid a premium for a private tour and it was worth every penny, both because of the quality of our interactions and the flexibility that I needed that day.
Someone greats you right as you exit the plane and expedites the immigration process for you. The tour guide, Miguel, was AMAZING! He has so many first hand stories about the history of San Salvador and so much knowledge about where to go in the city! I wasn't so sure about spending the money but my friend and I couldn't believe how many times we said, this was SO worth the money. Do it, you won't regret it!!
We stopped for a lesson in flora and fauna on the way to our first village, I saw a life bird and learned a lot about trees and plants in El Salvador. We 4 villages we visited were each different, and special - one with woodworked furniture, one with wonderful colorful murals on the walls of the buildings, one with a market of local fruits and vegetables, and one with a Sunday fair, good food in the open air, and a little sightseeing train! Our guide, Eduardo, knew what souvenirs we were looking for, and he took us to the right shops to get them. A wonderful day!
We enjoyed El Boqueron park, the Rosario church, the new Cathedral, the memorial to truth in Cuscatlan park, the pupusa place where we ate, and the running commentary on everything from geology millennia ago to last week's elections. Eduardo was an excellent guide, and showed us around in style in his brand-new really comfortable SUV. He went above and beyond what we expected, and we highly recommend him. Oh, and I forgot to mention his perfect English!
This was fun and exhilarating. We were able to see the beautiful countryside and also fly through the air, well above the trees: excitement with breathtaking views. The guides were helpful and some spoke English to ensure we were able to understand what we were doing and if we were doing it correctly and safely. There some some one to take photos for us and of us to remember the event. They were for purchase after for a fairly reasonable price for the quality. I would recommend this for anyone wanting to see the countryside and craving adventure.