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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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Full-day Tours

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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 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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US$99.00
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Flowers Route Tour El Salvador

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Full-day Tours

San Salvador City & Boquerón Volcano Tour

Journey to the capitol city of El Salvador during this city and volcano tour, including round-trip transport from select hotels. First, explore the city with a guide who knows the best and safest ways around, and see San Salvador Cathedral, Iglesia El Rosario, Plaza Libertad, and the National Palace. Then travel to San Salvador volcano, and stroll the streets of Santa Tecla.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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City Tour San Salvador

If you have at least five hours of stopover in El Salvador, do not waste them. Visit The Historic Center of San Salvador (Plazas, Cathedral, National Theater, the tomb of Monseñor Romero - Santo Mártir de las Américas). Just 41 km away from the Oscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in El Salvador, is the capital of the same name, where it is overflowing to attract visitors and show our culture and architecture "El Centro Histórico" de San Savior; The Tour is a tour of the pedestrian zone of the Historical Center, showing its main monuments, squares, buildings such as: Metropolitan Cathedral of San Salvador, visiting the tomb of Monseñor Romero (Santo Mártir), El Teatro Nacional and Iglesia El Rosario. In addition, if we do not have a lot of traffic, we can visit a restaurant overlooking Lake Ilopango, to taste rich PUPUSAS, a typical dish from El Salvador.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Day Trips

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Combo Tour - Colonial Route & Volcanoes of El Salvador

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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Multi-day Tours

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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  • 2 days

Day Trips

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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
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Antigua Guatemala Day Tour El 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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Mayan Exploration Joya de Ceren, San Andres and Coatepeque Lake

Joya de Ceren and San Andres are the main archaeological sites that we will discover on this tour.In El Salvador the history of the volcanoes and the different civilizations that have passed through this land have a close relationship between destruction and conservation. In this tour we will observe this fact closely.Among the many civilizations that have lived in El Salvador, one of the most important has been the Mayans. The Mayans are known to have developed complex societies with impressive temples in the Mesoamerican area. But the first destination we will visit is something completely different.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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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Half-day Tours

San Salvador Combo Tour: City Sightseeing and Joya de Cerén

Maximise your time and minimise your spending, with this great-value combo tour, pairing two of El Salvador’s most popular attractions, plus hotel pick-up. Uncover San Salvador’s colonial history on a 2-hour walking tour, taking in highlights like Masferrer Square, Salvador del Mundo Square, El Rosario Church and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Then, journey to the UNESCO-listed Mayan ruins of Joya de Cerén for a 2-hour guided tour and learn how the fascinating archaeological site earned its nickname as the 'Pompeii of the Americas’.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Mayan Tour El Salvador: Joya de Cerén, Tazumal, & Coatepeque Lake

The Mayan Civilization is still important for Central America , thats why we have to know its culture, daily life, sacred places, traditions and customs. The Mayan tour in El Salvador is important beacause is the only one place in Central America where you can have the opportunity to see the real life of a normal maya or popular maya. Our Guides will give you the best experiences with our unique tours. Also, you will take your lunch in an impressive lake.We are going to show you the positive side of El Salvador.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

El Salvador Mayan Ruins, Private Guided Bilingual Day Tour

Only on a guided tour is it possible to visit El Salvador's four largest archaeological sites in just one day. Along with a guide, head to the Mayan ruins in Tazumal, San Andres, Casa Blanca, and Joya de Ceren—the only UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in El Salvador. This tour includes all transportation, national park fees, and guide service at each site, offering an incredible value.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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2 Different Sightseeing in 1 Day Tour - Volcanoes Park and Two Mayan Sites.

Taking this tour you will experience the greatnes of the mayan civilization being at the most important archeological site in El Salvador, recognize as a UNESCO world heritage and at the same time you will have a conection with nature getting into Cerro Verde National Park
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Day Trips

Charming moutain towns and coffee process : Ataco, Nahuizalco, Salcoatitan, Izal

Immerse yourself in small village life and indigenous culture during this 8-hour tour of some of El Salvador’s most idyllic rural towns. Discover Izalco, the picturesque community at the base of Izalco Volcano, and explore the produce at the market in Nahuizalco. You’ll also get to admire the murals of Salcoatitan and check out the colorful village of Ataco. Your villages tour also includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Archbishop Oscar Romero, Voice of the Voiceless

Experience the life and legacy of El Salvador’s beloved archbishop, Saint Oscar Romero, on this guided tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit sites like the chapel where he was assassinated, the tomb at Metropolitan Cathedral where he’s buried, and Museo de la Palabra, which houses a photo collection of Romero’s. Finish with a complimentary meal of Romero’s favorite food—plato típico con frijolitos—at the home of his close friend.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

San Salvador Historic Downtown Bike Tour

Immerse yourself in the colonial history of El Salvador during this 3-hour exploration of San Salvador’s historic landmarks by bike. This Central American capital’s historic zone is home to more 400 historic structures, offering the perfect setting for a bike-themed sightseeing trip. Check out key attractions like the country’s former Presidential House, First Cry of Independence Bell, Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace, and many more. Your cycling-themed exploration of San Salvador includes a guide, bike and helmet, snacks, water and optional round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Highlights of San Salvador City

Explore the highlights of the city with a native of San Salvador. Important monuments and historical spots, main avenues, commercial and residential districts watching landmarks and monuments that commemorate relevant historical figures and events.Many public buildings in El Centro where made during the golden age of coffee exports with a wide mix of architectural styles: Classical, Renaissance, Art Nouveau, Gothic, Neo colonial, Arab, etc. With the recent renovation Downtown is nicer and safer than ever to walk. Different business are boosting out and has become the place to be.Walk this streets learning details events that occurred on this very place over almost 500 years of history and the people that took part in it. From colony to Independence. From the Federation to the Coffee Republic. From military regimes to democracy. From repressions to big celebrations. Tour duration: 4h
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Day Trips

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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San Salvador City Tour + El Boqueron Volcano

we show you the truly San Salvador, safe and funny. your going to learn our history and our culture.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Cultural Tours

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Suchitoto Colonial, Archaelogical site, Lake and Waterfalls

In this tour you can have the opportunity to discover the culture of El Salvador, through of local food, archaelogical site, indigo workshop, nature, traditions, customs, and an expert guide.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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