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San Andrés Archaeological Park (Parque Arqueológico San Andrés) Tours

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San Andrés Archaeological Park (Parque Arqueológico San Andrés)
Between 600 and 900 AD, some 12,000 Mayans inhabited a city in the Valle de Zapotitán dominated by a step pyramid. The grass-covered ruins of the pyramid and a large courtyard were discovered in 1977, and excavation of the site continues to this day.

The archaeological evidence suggests that San Andrés was a trading city, as well as the provincial capital. Goods from as far as Honduras, Belize and Mexico passed through the settlement. Residents remained in San Andrés to as late as 1200, and in 1658, the abandoned city was covered in volcanic ash from El Playón, preserving many of the site’s original structures.

Today, the archeological park includes a museum showcasing artifacts from pre-Hispanic and Colonial eras.

Practical Info

San Andrés is located 20 miles (33 kilometers) west of San Salvador along CA-1. The sign-posted turn off is near the Km 33 marker.
Address: El Salvador
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 4pm
Admission: $3.00
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Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan Sites including Joya de Ceren

Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan Sites including Joya de Ceren

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Discover the towering volcanoes, gorgeous lakes and ancient Mayan sites of El Salvador during this comprehensive trip. During your excursion you’ll explore the country’s numerous volcanoes, including the Izalco, Santa Ana and Cerro Verde Volcanoes. Each of these sky-high peaks harbors a wealth of unique ecosystems and plant life to explore. Then check out beautiful Lake Coatepeque before exploring the Mayan-era ‘Joya de Ceren’ archaeological site and the Pre-Columbian city of San Andrés. This full-day El Salvador adventure covers site entrance fees, a guide, and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.54
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Maya Route Tour | El Salvador Mayan Sites including Joya de Cerén

Maya Route Tour | El Salvador Mayan Sites including Joya de Cerén

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Relive the glory of the mighty Mayan empire with this half- or full-day tour of the most notable Mayan ruins in El Salvador. Explore the fascinating pre-Columbian villages of San Andrés and UNESCO-listed Joya de Cerén. After a typical Salvadoran lunch (own expense), admire the colonial landmarks of Santa Ana and stand in awe before El Salvador’s largest pyramid at the Tazumal archeological site in Chalchuapa.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.54
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$61.54
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2-Day Tour: Following The Maya Path and Copán Ruins

2-Day Tour: Following The Maya Path and Copán Ruins

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Experience two of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of the Mayan civilization, Copán and Joya de Cerén, during this 2-day, 1-night trip. Explore the ‘Pompeii of the Americas’ at Joya de Cerén, one of the only Mayan villages preserved from ancient times by a volcanic eruption. Then discover the unique stelae (upright stone carvings) and magnificent buildings at Copán, a vast Mayan center with several thousand structures. Your Mayan-themed trip includes a guide, overnight accommodation, entrance fees, snacks and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 2 days
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$65.00
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$65.00
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2 Different Sightseeing in 1 Day Tour - Volcanoes Park and Two Mayan Sites.

2 Different Sightseeing in 1 Day Tour - Volcanoes Park and Two Mayan Sites.

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Taking this tour you will experience the greatnes of the mayan civilization being at the most important archeological sites in El Salvador, San Andres and Tazumal. At the same time you will have a conection with nature getting into Cerro Verde National Park. On Saturdays and Sundays we have the option to visit the UNESCO world heritage Joya de Ceren, kwon as the Pompeii of America
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.29
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Mayan Route Tour from San Salvador

Mayan Route Tour from San Salvador

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Just beyond the borders of San Salvador, the Mayan ruins of Joya de Ceren and Tazumal introduce visitors to El Salvador’s ancient roots. Alongside a guide, discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed village of Joya de Ceren, and then take in views of Lake Coatepeque from the peak of the Tazumal pyramid. End your tour with a quick visit to downtown Santa Ana, a charming colonial city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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San Salvador Layover Tour | Mayan Route Including Joya de Cerén

San Salvador Layover Tour | Mayan Route Including Joya de Cerén

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Don’t waste time at the airport in between flights – make the most of your layover in San Salvador with this private 4- to 6-hour tour of El Salvador’s Mayan archaeological sites. Follow part of the famous Mayan Route to two equally fascinating sites, Joya de Cerén and San Andrés, and learn how the two settlements were preserved beneath layers of volcanic ash. Discover why UNESCO-listed Joya de Cerén is nicknamed the ‘Pompeii of the Americas’ and use your imagination to bring the pre-Columbian farming village back to life. This tour includes pick-up and drop-off at Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in San Salvador.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.88
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$74.88
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What are San Andrés Archaeological Park (Parque Arqueológico San Andrés) hours of operation?
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San Andrés Archaeological Park (Parque Arqueológico San Andrés) hours of operation: Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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