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Ilamatepec ( Santa Ana ) Volcano Hiking Adventure + Lake Coatepeque.

Ilamatepec ( Santa Ana ) Volcano Hiking Adventure + Lake Coatepeque.

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This is one of the top tourist attractions in El Salvador. Located in the biological corridor call Apaneca-Ilamatepec, Santa Ana volcano is considered one of the jewels of Central America. If you are looking for the best things to do , We have designed this tour for you. The walk takes approximately 2 hours to climb and another 2 hours to descend, this can vary according to the physical condition of the people. On top of the volcano you can see one of the best craters worldwide with an emerald green lagoon, At the end of the adventure we drive to Coatepeque lake for a relaxing time and have lunch. The tour is fantastic for nature lovers or adventurers.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$85.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$85.00
Price varies by group size
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Unbeatable panoramic views

Amazing panoramic views of the crater and lake from the top on Santa Ana volcano. The hike up only took us around an hour although we were going quite fast compared to other groups. This being a private tour you can set your own pace and leave early enough to miss the crowds which is great. After the hike we had lunch by the lake and a swim which was so refreshing. It also gave us a chance to mingle with locals who seem to love coming there for family day outs. Dio, our guide was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about El Salvador and gave us lots of insights to the culture and history etc.

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Buggies Adventure Tour Apaneca

Buggies Adventure Tour Apaneca

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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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$93.34
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US$93.34
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Santa Ana ( Ilamatepec ) Volcano Day Hike

Santa Ana ( Ilamatepec ) Volcano Day Hike

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The Santa Ana volcano is renowned for its scenic beauty, its emerald green lagoon at the crater, and an impresive view of the Izalco volcano. However, if you take the tour with us, we guarantee you an unforgettable experience, we request a special permit to enter the volcano in the early hours and so the volcano is only ours and you can take the best photographs. After the trek we move to the lake of coatepeque to have lunch, and have a relaxing time with the fresh waters of the lake.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.00
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US$99.00

Layover tour San Salvador city and Volcano tour El Boqueron National Park

Layover tour San Salvador city and Volcano tour El Boqueron National Park

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Get the most out of your Layover in El Salvador. Discover the scenic, natural and historical beauty of El Salvador. You will have the opportunity to visit the top of the San Salvador volcano. From here you can enjoy breathtaking landscapes of the city and the Salvadoran territory, while enjoying a spectacular climate. We will continue enjoying a tour of the city of San Salvador, discover the history through the most representative monuments of the capital, we will finish walking in the heart of the historic center of San Salvador, where we can appreciate the day to day of the Salvadorans. Know the main monuments such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace. • Duration of 5 to 7 hours according to your flight itinerary • Visit to the top of the volcano of San Salvador • Explore the city of San Salvador • Visit to the Historic Center of San Salvador • Incredible landscapes of the city
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$76.92
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US$76.92
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Tour El Imposible National Park Day Trip from San Salvador

Tour El Imposible National Park Day Trip from San Salvador

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120.00
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US$120.00
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2 Different Sightseeing in 1 Day Tour - Volcanoes Park and Two Mayan Sites.

2 Different Sightseeing in 1 Day Tour - Volcanoes Park and Two Mayan Sites.

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Taking this tour you will experience the greatnes of the mayan civilization being at the most important archeological sites in El Salvador, San Andres and Tazumal. At the same time you will have a conection with nature getting into Cerro Verde National Park. On Saturdays and Sundays we have the option to visit the UNESCO world heritage Joya de Ceren, kwon as the Pompeii of America
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$91.29
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US$91.29
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Santa Ana Volcano Hiking Tour + Coatepeque Lake Sightseeing

Santa Ana Volcano Hiking Tour + Coatepeque Lake Sightseeing

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Scale the 7,822-foot (2,384-meter) summit of the Santa Ana volcano, El Salvador’s highest peak, on this moderate full-day hike, including round-trip transport from San Salvador. Tackle the mighty mountain with or without a guide, stopping along the way to soak up the scenery of the Cerro Verde National Park and tuck into a picnic lunch (included) overlooking the glittering Lake Coatepeque. Hike for a total of around 4 hours on marked trails, including some steep and challenging sections.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$74.36
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US$74.36
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San Salvador Layover Tour | City Sightseeing & El Boqueron National Park

San Salvador Layover Tour | City Sightseeing & El Boqueron National Park

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Maximize your layover in San Salvador by enjoying an exhilarating half-day tour of the majestic volcano termed by locals as El Boquerón, or Big Mouth. Depart from Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport with a VIP fast-track customs clearance and head into the historical heart of San Salvador to see significant sights like Salvador del Mundo Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral. This tour can be done as a privately guided tour or unguided and includes the convenience of round-trip transportation from the airport.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$76.94
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US$76.94
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El Boqueron National Park and San Salvador City Tour

El Boqueron National Park and San Salvador City Tour

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Explore El Boqueron National Park and the city of San Salvador on this all-day combination tour. First, head to the national park, which is located on top of the San Salvador Volcano, and stop at the main attraction: a crater that measures 3.1 miles (five kilometers) in diameter and 1,831 feet (558 meters) deep. From there, head back to the city to visit significant landmarks, including the Monument to the Revolution, Cuscatlán Park, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and more.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.00
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US$75.00
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Santa Tecla and El Boquerón National Park from San Salvador

Santa Tecla and El Boquerón National Park from San Salvador

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.16
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US$46.16
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Combo Tour: Colonial Route & Volcanoes of El Salvador

Combo Tour: Colonial Route & Volcanoes of El Salvador

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$96.42
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US$96.42

Cerro Verde National Park and Lake Coatepeque from San Salvador

Cerro Verde National Park and Lake Coatepeque from San Salvador

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$98.47
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US$98.47
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Half day Combo: City Sightseeing and El Boquerón National Park

Half day Combo: City Sightseeing and El Boquerón National Park

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Combine the historic sights of San Salvador and the natural wonders of the El Boquerón National Park with this great-value 4-hour combo tour. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide as you admire the remnants of San Salvador’s colonial rule and view architectural landmarks like the El Rosario Church and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Next, climb the 5,905-foot (1,800 m) peak of El Boquerón, the city’s famous volcanic crater, and enjoy a scenic hike around the rim, looking out over the city below.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.39
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US$55.39
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El Salvador Santa Ana Volcano Hike

El Salvador Santa Ana Volcano Hike

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Hike Volcan Santa Ana, the highest volcano in El Salvador. Its an active volcano with a crater of 3kms of circunference and 400mts deep. Get ready for 3:30 hours of  beautiful trails in the evergreen forest mixed with volcanic rock and pyroclastic material closer to the summit. The active crater  plus the view of the other volcanoes and the Pacific Ocean, probably the best view in the whole country. Enjoy different temperatures and be prepared for cold winds, lots of sun or rain depending the season.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70.00
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US$70.00
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Santa Ana Volcano Hiking Tour and Coatepeque Lake visit

Santa Ana Volcano Hiking Tour and Coatepeque Lake visit

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Discover the must-see volcanoes of El Salvador on this guided hiking tour. Head out to Los Volcanes Complex National Park, which is a little over an hour from San Salvador, and journey up the highest volcano in El Salvador, the Santa Ana Volcano or Ilamatepec, with a 7,822-foot (2,384-meter) summit. The 4-hour round trip hike is suitable for most fitness levels but some may find it challenging. At the crater, catch views of Lake Coatepeque and the Izalco and Cerro Verde volcanoes, as well as the Pacific Ocean on clear days.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$87.18
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US$87.18
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Joya de Ceren and El Boqueron National Park Tour From San Salvador

Joya de Ceren and El Boqueron National Park Tour From San Salvador

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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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US$55.39
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US$55.39
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Day Trip to El Tunco Beach from San Salvador

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70.52
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US$70.52

Suchitoto Colorful Colonial Town

Suchitoto Colorful Colonial Town

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Explore the magical colonial city of Suchitoto on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about Suchitoto’s history and architecture with an informative local guide, visit landmark buildings like the theater and church of Santa Lucia, stop by galleries and coffee shops, and experience the region’s natural beauty with a visit to the amazing Los Tericos waterfall.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.80
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US$71.80
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Jiquilisco Bay Biosphere Reserve and Mangrove Tour

Jiquilisco Bay Biosphere Reserve and Mangrove Tour

Relish the natural beauty of El Salvador’s largest natural reserve on a full-day tour of Bahia de Jiquilisco from San Salvador. Alongside your guide, you’ll explore Central America’s biggest estuary and discover diverse creatures that inhabit the bay. Cruise through atmospheric mangroves, learn of community-based conservation projects and observe your surroundings for sea turtles, fish and exotic birds. Lunch and round-trip transport from your San Salvador hotel are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$169.24
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US$169.24

Surf Lesson in La Libertad from San Salvador

Surf Lesson in La Libertad from San Salvador

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Take to the waves and learn how to surf with a surf lesson in La Libertad on El Salvador’s West Coast. With personal attention from your expert instructor and a class tailored to your skill level, this is the ideal opportunity for beginners to catch their first wave or surfing enthusiasts to pick up some pro tips. Learn the basics as you practice on the black sands of El Sunzal beach, then hit the water to put your newfound moves into practice.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$103.85
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US$103.85
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Private hike to active volcano Izalco and Cerro Verde. 2 volcanoes in one day!

Private hike to active volcano Izalco and Cerro Verde. 2 volcanoes in one day!

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Izalco is one of the youngest volcanoes in the world and still active. Reaching its crater is a rewarding experience! Be prepared for steep slopes, lush cloud forests, challenging ground and (when Mother Nature's in the mood) stunning views. Called "The Lighthouse of the Pacific" by ancient sailors, this young fella was in a constant eruption since XVII Century, spewing lava flows and debris until it reached an elevation of near 2000 m (6400+ ft). This stratovolcano is classified as active. Near the crater you can still see fumaroles and, from the top, the solidified lava fields spewed during recent eruptions. NOTE: this is a challenging hike, proper gear required for safety. Hiking boots/shoes, hydration, sun/rain protection and a good physical shape is a must. Trekking poles highly recommended. In order to guarantee you an early departure, this tour must be booked -at least- with 7 days in advance. Afternoon leisure time at Coatepeque lake private estate available upon request.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$125.00
Price varies by group size
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US$125.00
Price varies by group size
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San Salvador Historic Downtown Bike Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.65
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US$25.65
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Santa Tecla History and Culture Bike Tour of El Salvador

Santa Tecla History and Culture Bike Tour of El Salvador

Discover the rich art, culture and history of El Salvador’s Santa Tecla during this 3-hour bicycle adventure. Pedal your way down the bike lanes and cobblestone streets of this unexpected urban destination, admiring its striking architecture and unique cultural attractions. During the course of your ride you’ll check out the historic Albanes candy shop, visit the Hare Krishna temple and souvenir store, sample fresh fruit at the city market and pay your respects at the site of a tragic city earthquake in 2001. This Santa Tecla cycling tour includes a bike and helmet, guide and food tasting.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.65
Price varies by group size
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US$25.65
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Day at the beach tour : El Zunzal and el Tunco from San Salvador

Day at the beach tour : El Zunzal and el Tunco from San Salvador

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Ride a wave of relaxation through El Salvador’s beach area of Playa El Tunco, during this 6-hour exploration of one of the country’s top surfing spots. Enjoy the sun, sand and surf at Playa El Tunco, observing the local surfers at play. You can even choose to jump in the water for a lesson of your own. Then visit a beach club for great ocean views, a pool and an included seafood lunch. Finish your day with a trip to Fisherman’s Wharf at La Libertad. Your beach trip also covers a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.75
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US$89.75
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