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clock-o9 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more


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.
  • Cerro Verde National Park private day trip from San Salvador
  • Explore the volcano complex of this natural protected area with an experienced guide
  • Stroll amid stunning natural landscapes, from a dwarf forest to a cloud forest
  • Follow an easy walking path inside the crater of Cerro Verde volcano and glimpse the summit of Santa Ana volcano
  • View Izalco volcano, commonly referred to as the Lighthouse of the Pacific
  • Admire the breathtaking beauty of Lake Coatepeque
  • Round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle included
Depart from your San Salvador hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and get acquainted with your expert guide during the scenic journey to Cerro Verde. Feel your excitement heighten as you approach the park then disembark to explore a series fascinating eco-trails. 
Enjoy a 45-minute sightseeing tour of El Salvador’s most impressive national park, strolling along densely forested pathways to sights of natural splendor. Arrive at Cerro Verde, a colossal inactive volcano that soars to an altitude of 6,670 feet (2,035 meters) and covers a mammoth 1,235 acres (500 hectares) of landscape. 
Emerge from the clouds at the crater and venture within for an unearthly experience amid the inexorable power of nature. After further exploration of the enclave’s fascinating flora and fauna, watch hummingbirds hover from a lookout point that boasts spectacular vistas of the Izalco volcano. Witness the vibrant red hue of the lava then gaze at the impressive mound of Sant Ana volcano, an impressive natural monument surrounded by dwarf forest. 
Next, leave Cerro Verde National park in favor of one of the world’s most beautiful lakes. Arrive at Coatepeque Lake in your spacious vehicle and gasp as your eyes feast upon the spectacular scene created by the collapse of two volcanic cones. Capture photographs and recline upon the shores before revitalizing with lunch at a recommended local restaurant (own expense). 
Take an optional boat ride across the surface of the luscious lake or indulge in adrenaline-fueled activities like paragliding or jet skiing (own expense). Return to your vehicle and relax during the journey back to San Salvador, where the tour concludes.


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, Mar 2016

This is an excellent tour to take when in El Salvador. The volcanoes are breathtaking and the hiking is challenging but manageable. My guide was professional, on time, spoke great English and really allowed me to dictate how the tour unfolded. Excellent trip and worth doing.

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