Fernando Escobar Private tour guide in San Salvador - El Salvador

Fernando Escobar

Guide profile:

I was born in Honduras and have been living in San Salvador for the last 14 years. Culture and History have always been my passion. I love to introduce foreigners to my culture. I have a degree in Socio Cultural Anthropology, with emphasis on Mesoamerican Culture, which I got in San Salvador. I specialize in tours to the Mayan Ruins, City-tours, Layover Tours, I love doing outdoor activities like Nature Hikes, Surfing, Snorkeling and Scuba Diving. My favorite tours are the ones to Copan in Honduras, Ruta de las Flores and Mayan Ruins in El Salvador. I also love doing the Santa Ana Volcano Hikes and swimming in Lake Coatepeque.

My background as a Tourguide comes from working for Gadventures and Intrepid Travel as a tourleader through all Central America. Im very familiar with all Central America, restaurants, hotels, activities, highlights and useful contacts. For Years I led groups of travellers through the Costarican Cloudforest, the Nicaraguan Colonial Towns and beautiful beaches, the Hondurean Copan Ruins, the Salvadorean Volcanoes and the Guatemalan Mayan Establishments.

Part of my experience is also as a volunteer for different Institutions like the National Vulcanology Department, the National Museum of Anthropology and the Culture National Department.

I promote the Responsible Traveling, the Respect of Nature and the Locals. I own a small tourism business called Toursinelsalvador, you can also check that for different tourism services.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Caroline N.

Fernando was informative, extremely personable, punctual. He was an overall pleasure being around while we were in San Salvador. He custom our tour to meet our needs with the 19 hr layover. Highly recommended.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

El Salvador Mayan Ruins Tours: we start at 8am, drive one hour to Joya de Ceren, the only UNESCO site in El Salvador then we visit the Mayan Acropolis of San Andres, we stop for lunch at Lago Coatepeque and then continue to visit the biggest Mayan Pyramid in El Salvador, Tazumal. We drive back one hour and a half and arrive to your hotel before 5pm.

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation is inlcuded.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Archaeological sites-Ruta de las Flores Price Per Group 150.00 USD
Beach Layover Tour Price Per Group 120.00 USD
Central America Tour--World Heritage Attractions Price Per Group 720.00 USD
Coffee Tour+Cocoa Tour+ El Boqueron Volcano Price Per Group 150.00 USD
El Salvador 4 day Tour Highlights of El Salvador Price Per Person 199.00 USD
Layover City-Tour Price Per Group 120.00 USD
Long Layover Tours Price Per Group 180.00 USD
Maries Tazumal Tour Price Per Group 130.00 USD
San Salvador, Suchitoto, Ruta de las Flores. Price Per Group 400.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Mayan Culture, Archaeology, History, Politics, Birdwatching, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Nature, Mountains, Hikes, Volcanoes, Beach.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Caroline N. 25 Feb 2018

Fernando was informative, extremely personable, punctual. He was an overall pleasure being around while we were in San Salvador. He custom our tour to meet our needs with the 19 hr layover. Highly recommended.

5 stars Edward J. 07 Mar 2015

Fernando is very knowledgeable about Mayan history and the history of El Salvador. He is very friendly, and is a very nice person. He is an excellent tour guide. I greatly enjoyed having Fernando as my tour guide, and I strongly recommend him to other travelers.

5 stars Carol G. 27 Aug 2014

Fernando really knew his archeology! And he knew current events, history and would talk about anything. He made the trip special and we enjoyed the various stops planned and unplanned. Great tour guide. He picked terrific places for lunch and indulged our birding as a sideline.

5 stars Steven M. 15 Apr 2014

Fernando is the best tour guide I haveever meet, taking everything in stride, no challenge too great, no plan too ambitious, catering to my every whim, and making sure that my trip went as perfectly as possible. He is smart, lively, and hard-working and served as the perfect cultural ambassador, helping me deal with the ins and outs of the unfamiliar culture. My trip would not have been the same without him, and I recommend him highly for any tour.

5 stars Antony P. 05 Mar 2014

Fernando was excellent!

He was knowledgeable, personable and passionate.

l got to see all l wanted and more in my short stay and gain a great insight in to El salvador and its people.

5 stars Jonathan M. 24 Dec 2013

Fernando was a great tour guide. He took us everywhere we wanted to go, from the airport to downtown, to the mountains, and to different neighborhoods in the city. It was a blast and we highly recommend him.

5 stars Patrick G. 28 Oct 2013

Fernando took us for a great hike on Itzalco Volcano and the next day we did the major archaeological sites with an added trip to the Ruta de Flores. Besides being knowledgeable on the history of central America he was also very good at explaining recent issues in the region. Great trip and a great guide.

Patrick Gilliland

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