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  • Address: El Salvador
  • Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 4pm
  • Admission: $3.00

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San Andrés Tours

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.

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Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan sites including Joya de Ceren, San Salvador, null
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Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan sites including Joya de Ceren

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During this El Salvador Combo Day Tour you will visit the main highlights of El Salvador including Cerro Verde National Park at the Lake and Volcano Complex, ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00
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Archaeological Tour: El Salvador Mayan Ruins Including Joya de Cerén, San Salvador, Full-day Tours
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Archaeological Tour: El Salvador Mayan Ruins Including Joya de Cerén

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Enjoy a  tour of El Salvador’s major Maya archaeological sites: volcano-buried civilizations, pre-Columbian pyramids and indigo-producing factories. Select a ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.00
Mayan Route Tour from San Salvador, Santa Ana, Day Trips
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Mayan Route Tour from San Salvador

During this day trip from San Salvador you will be able to see where the Mayan route began. You will visit J oya de Ceren, an UNESCO heritage Mayan village ...  Read more

Location: Santa Ana, El Salvador
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
San Salvador Layover Tour: Mayan Route Including Joya de Cerén, San Salvador, Day Trips
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San Salvador Layover Tour: Mayan Route Including Joya de Cerén

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Take advantage of your next layover in El Salvador and embark on this private tour of Joya de Cerén, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and San Andrés. ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.99
Joya de Cerén, San Andrés and Tazumal Pyramid Archaelogical Tour from San Salvador, San Salvador, ... 
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Joya de Cerén, San Andrés and Tazumal Pyramid Archaelogical Tour from San Salvador

The Ancient Maya Civilization has to be one of the most fascinating societies of Central America, El Salvador holds the southernmost settlements of the Mayan ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00

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