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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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Laguna Verde and Apaneca Buggy Adventure Tour

Satisfy an appetite for adventure on a 6-hour dune buggy tour from San Salvador. Combine spectacular scenery with an adventurous experience as you discover the luscious landscape in an alternative way. See the sparkling surfaces of Laguna Verde and Laguna de las Ninfas; trace the remarkable Ruta de las Flores (Flowers Route) and absorb the natural landmarks that pepper the path; and then, explore the historical highlights in the traditional town of Apaneca. Opt for the upgraded option to include a knowledgeable guide and a full-day tour of San Salvador’s spectacular surroundings.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 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.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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  • Duration: 13 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Complete El Salvador Mayan Ruins: Tazumal, Joya de Ceren, San Andres, Casablanca

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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Archbishop Oscar Romero, Voice of the Voiceless

Archbishop Óscar Romero is the most universal Salvadoran. His life legacy transcends generations since his assassination in 1980, according some independent investigations, perpetrated by Far-Right Death Squads. During his ministry he used his position to speak against poverty, injustice, repression and human rights violations. That's why he was always known as The Voice of the Voiceless.San Salvador is full of spots related with the life and work of our beloved Monseñor. Almost 40 years after his martyrdom Romero is being named a Saint for the catholic church.This program is intended to pay homage to his legacy of love and justice visiting important historical spots and learning about the human side of Romero and his final resting place.Tour duration: 6 - 7h
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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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
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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Historic Center San Salvador and the Devil's Gate

The center of San Salvador is one of the main cities of El Salvador, where the main government buildings are located, as well as structures that preserve history and that we visit in their total majesty, such as the  San Salvador Cathedral, Nacional Palace and The Great National Theater.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Joya de Ceren Visit

Relive the glory of the mighty Mayan empire with this half-day tour of one the most notable Mayan ruins in El Salvador. Visit Joya de Cerén, the ‘Pompeii of the Americas,’ buried in the 7th century
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Overnight: Monsignor Romero City Tour

Learn the fascinating story of El Salvador’s Monsignor Romero during this 2-day exploration of the city of San Salvador and Romero’s legacy. This famous defender of human rights has won international acclaim for his outspoken criticisms of poverty and social injustice. During your trip, covering two days of excursions, you’ll visit key monuments from Romero’s life like the Chapel of Divine Providence, and the Monsignor Romero Historic Center at UCA University. You’ll also see top San Salvor landmarks like the National Palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Your excursion covers entrance fees, a guide and round-trip hotel transport at the end of each day.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Full Day Tour to Salvadorean Villages

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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