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

Discover the towering volcanoes, gorgeous lakes and ancient Mayan sites of El Salvador during this comprehensive 8-hour 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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  • 8 hours
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Full Day Tour: Colonial Route and Volcanoes of El Salvador, Cerro Verde and the Flowers Route

Discover the towering volcanoes, idyllic small towns and colonial heritage of El Salvador during this comprehensive 9-hour trip. Explore the country's most famous volcanoes, enjoying panoramic views of Izalco Volcano and hiking the eco-trails near Cerro Verde Volcano. Spend your afternoon discovering El Salvador’s ‘Flowers Route,’ an area of beautiful scenery, colonial towns and indigenous culture, stopping for guided tours of Nahuizalco and the coffee-making center of Ataco. This full-day El Salvador adventure includes entrance fees, a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Tour El Salvador Flowers Route

Wind your way through the Cordillera Apaneca mountains as you follow El Salvador’s famous Flowers Route (Ruta de las Flores) on this full-day tour from San Salvador. Pass an endless panorama of wildflower filled valleys, coffee plantations and rolling hills as you journey along the 22-mile (36-km) trail and enjoy an itinerary tailored to your individual interests. Perhaps stop at the villages of Nahuizalco and Apaneca to peek into the artisan workshops; visit the Coffee Museum in Juayúa; or sample local specialties (own expense) like paella in the colonial town of Juayúa.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Maya Route Tour | El Salvador Mayan Sites including Joya de Cerén

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

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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Copán Archaeological Site Day Trip from San Salvador

With temples, plazas, ball courts, and stelae, the ruined city of Copán is a UNESCO World Heritage site and among the most important archeological sites in the Maya world. Visit Copán on a full-day trip from San Salvador that includes entrance fees, a guided visit, and worry-free transport across the Honduras border.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Antigua Guatemala Day Tour: From San Salvador

Get acquainted with the colonial delights of Antigua on a full-day trip to Guatemala’s prettiest city from San Salvador. After crossing the El Salvador and Guatemala border, you’ll marvel at top Antigua attractions such as La Merced Cathedral, the Jade Museum (Museo del Jade) and Santa Catalina Arch. From the elevated lookout point of Cerro de la Cruz, you’ll admire views of Pacaya Volcano and learn about Antigua’s colonial history from your guide. On this small-group tour, limited to 15 people, round-trip transport from your San Salvador hotel is included.
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  • 14 hours
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Cerro Verde National Park and Lake Coatepeque from San Salvador

Discover the unearthly volcanic landscape of Cerro Verde National Park on a private day-trip from San Salvador. Immerse yourself in the natural drama of the park and gaze at the steaming summits of Izalco, Santa Ana and Cerro Verde volcanoes as you explore exciting eco-trails on foot. Marvel at the inactive crater of Cerro Verde; absorb spectacular views of the Izalco volcano; and meander through a majestic dwarf forest in search of the Santa Ana volcano. End your energizing excursion at one of the world’s most beautiful bodies of water, Lake Coatepeque and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from San Salvador on this tour.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Suchitoto Day Trip from San Salvador

Explore the buzzing cultural center of El Salvador on this full-day tour of Suchitoto from San Salvador, including hotel pick-up. Admire the cobbled lanes and colonial buildings on a guided tour of the historic center; visit the landmark Santa Lucia Church, and browse the markets and handicrafts shops. After lunch (own expense), enjoy free time to sightsee independently, cruise around Lake Suchitlán or visit the nearby Los Tercios Waterfall.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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El Salvador: The Peace Route Tour

Help heal the bonds broken by El Salvador’s civil war in the 1980s during this 13-hour in-depth exploration of the people and places impacted by this bloody conflict. Pay homage to those that lost their lives in the war at the Mozote Memorial Site, and interact with conflict veterans who are working to help rebuild their community. You’ll also stop by the Museum of the Revolution, where you can hear testimonials from witnesses and learn about the conflict’s key moments. Your trip also includes a guide, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
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Archaeology Tours

Following the maya path in El Salvador : Tazumal, Casablanca, Chalchuapa

Commune with the ancient Mayan civilization during this 8-hour visit to some of the culture’s top archaeological sites in El Salvador. Check out the impressive village of Joya de Cerén, a UNESCO World Heritage site that was preserved many centuries ago by a volcanic eruption. Then wander among the pyramids at the Mayan ceremonial center of San Andrés and see the largest pyramid in the country at Tazumal. This Mayan-themed trip also includes a guide, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Tour El Imposible National Park Day Trip from San Salvador

Discover the unearthly landscapes and natural splendor of El Imposible National Park on a full-day private tour from San Salvador. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the verdant wonders of this Eden-like expanse in search of exotic birds and dramatic gorges. Discover why the park is steeped in local legend and ancient mystery as you follow dense, forested trails and wade in the refreshing waters of rivers. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour, the itinerary and commentary of which can be tailored according to your interesting.
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trip to Santa Ana and Visit to Archaeological Sites

Immerse yourself in Mayan culture with this day trip to three archaeological sites—Joya de Cerén, San Andrés, and Tazumal—in Santa Ana. First, get a peek into the past and learn how the Mayans lived at Joya de Cerén, then head to San Andrés, a residential area of the Mayan rulers and a ceremonial center. Finally, visit Tazumal and explore its complex of pyramids.
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  • 10 hours
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Joya de Ceren and El Boqueron National Park Tour From San Salvador

Discover the volcanic ruins and tree-flanked trails of El Boquerón National Park on a 4-hour tour from San Salvador. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, marvel at the colossal mound of Big Mouth, one of the country’s most impressive volcanoes, and hike the dense, forested paths of El Boquerón National Park. Delve into the ancient mysteries of the Joya de Cerén ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site that dates back to the 6th century, and gaze at panoramic vistas of the Black Lake, a sweeping sea of hardened volcanic rock. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip hotel transportation on this exhilarating excursion.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Santa Tecla and El Boquerón National Park from San Salvador

Marvel over San Salvador’s natural wonder, the El Boquerón (‘Big Mouth’) volcano that stands guard over the city, on this 4-hour private or group tour, including hotel pick-up. Journey to the top of El Boquerón, where you can hike the forested trails around the crater and enjoy expansive views over the capital below. On the way back, explore the suburban town of Santa Tecla, nestled in the foothills of the volcano, then stop by San Salvador landmarks like Metropolitan Cathedral and El Rosario Church.
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  • 4 hours
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Flower Route Tour from San Salvador

The Flower Route is one of El Salvador’s most scenic tourist trails, lined with wildflower fields, coffee plantations, and colorful colonial towns. For those short on time, this full-day tour from San Salvador takes in all the highlights, visiting the towns of Nahuizalco, Zalcoatitan, Juayua, Apaneca, and Ataco, plus either the Don Juan Waterfalls or the El Carmen coffee plantation.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trip to El Tunco Beach from San Salvador

El Tunco is one of El Salvador’s most beautiful beaches, and travelers from all over the world come to experience its black glittering sand and fun beach-front bars. Make a trip there yourself with this tour that takes you from your hotel in El Salvador to the beach. Spend your free time at the beach however you please, and enjoy lunch at a local hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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Window to nature walking tour : Cerro verde , Coatepeque and Joya de Ceren

Experience the gorgeous natural scenery of El Cerro Verde National Park and the ancient Mayan village of Joya de Cerén on this 8-hour day trip. Journey to this postcard-worthy national park, nestled among three active volcanoes, for a nature hike and great views of Coatepeque Lake. Before returning to San Salvador, stop by the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Joya de Cerén, a one-time Mayan village preserved by a volcanic eruption. Your trip includes a guide, site entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Relaxing Beach Escape during San Salvador Stopover

Make the most of your layover in El Salvador as you relax and unwind on this full-day trip to La Hojas Beach from San Salvador airport. Slip away from the noise and commotion of the airport to spend your day sunbathing, swimming, enjoying an included lunch and sipping on refreshing drinks at this beautiful beach, located just 20 minutes away. Your airport layover beach excursion also covers round-trip airport transport, a guide and a meal.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Full-Day Monsignor Romero City Tour

Learn the fascinating story of El Salvador’s Monsignor Romero during this 8-hour trip exploring his life and legacy. This famous defender of human rights has won country-wide (and international) acclaim for his outspoken criticisms of poverty, social injustice and torture. During your excursion you’ll visit the most important monuments to Romero’s life, including the Chapel of Divine Providence, the Monsignor Romero Historic Center at UCA University and the permanent exhibit on his life at the Anthropological Museum of San Salvador. Your excursion covers entrance fees, a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Tamanique Waterfalls Hike - Half day activity

Feeling like you want to do something "off the beaten path” near el tunco area? Explore the amazing Tamanique Waterfalls just 30 minutes away from El Tunco beach. With an altitude of 700 ish meters above the sea level, Tamanique town offers incredible views, colorful walls, and crazy waterfalls.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

Day at exclusive club Costa del Sol Beach from San Salvador or Airport

Soak up the sun, sand and surf of one of El Salvador’s best beach areas, Costa del Sol, during this day excursion to an exclusive private beach club. Treat yourself to the club’s wealth of amenities, including gorgeous beach views, a swimming pool, full-service restaurant and games for the kids. Once you arrive, you'll soon realize why this sandy stretch of coast has become one of Salvadoreans’ favorite getaway spots. Your beach trip also includes a $15 voucher for lunch or drinks and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Indigo tour

Explore San Salvador’s Indigo culture on this half-day workshop. After a convenient hotel pickup from select hotels, learn about the dye’s ancient history from an experienced local instructor, learn about the process of applying it to cotton garments, and enjoy a hands-on experience trying it yourself. Then, pick up a few indigo products from local artisans for your trip home.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Suchitoto Craft and Cultural Villages Tour from San Salvador

Explore the town of Suchitoto and find out why it’s considered the cultural capital of El Salvador. First, visit the must-see Museo Casa de Don Alejandro Cotto, followed by a walk around town, stopping at attractions such as the Santa Lucía Church. After lunch (which is not included), hop aboard a boat and enjoy a trip around Suchitlan Lake.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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