Recent Searches
Clear
Questions? (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785

San Andrés Tours

7 Reviews
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
Read More

4 Tours and Activities to Experience San Andrés

Category
Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Full-day Tours

SPECIAL OFFER

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.
...  More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$89.10
US$99.00
US$9.90 savings
From  
US$89.10
US$99.00
US$9.90 savings
Learn More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Layover Tours

San Salvador Layover Tour | Mayan Route Including Joya de Cerén

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.
...  More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$42.99
From  
US$42.99
Learn More
  • 6 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.
...  More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$41.00
From  
US$41.00
Learn More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Mayan Route Tour from San Salvador

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.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$65.00
From  
US$65.00
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation


Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785