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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.         

Highlights

  • 4-hour San Salvador combo tour of El Boquerón National Park and Joya de Cerén
  • Explore the San Salvador volcano and its huge crater, Boqueron
  • Hike the forested trails of the El Boquerón National Park
  • Admire the park’s diverse animal and plant life
  • Take in panoramic views of the Black Lake, a sea of volcanic rock
  • Explore the archaeological ruins of Joya de Cerén, a UNESCO World Heritage site

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What You Can Expect

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

Visit El Boqueron National Park

Depart from your San Salvador hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and admire the splendid scenery surrounding Boqueron, a magnificent volcano whose name translates as Big Mouth in Spanish. Listen as your guide offers insight into the colossal natural features of the landmark and then embark on a short hike through the dense, forested trails of El Boquerón National Park. 

Allow your guide to direct your attention to the intriguing flora and fauna that peppers the park, as you scour the landscape for roaming raccoons, deer and armadillo. Admire exotic flowers thriving in their natural habitat and then arrive at the Black Lake for sweeping vistas of hardened molten lava that erupted from the Big Mouth volcano. Capture fantastic photographs of this natural wonder before returning to your spacious vehicle. 

Next, head to the atmospheric ruins of Joya de Cerén, an ancient archeological site that dates back to the 6th century. Gain fascinating insight into the former inhabitants of the site and delve into the devastating disaster that ended the reign of the settlement. Visit beautifully preserved workshops, homes and storehouses as you explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site with your guide, and then return to your San Salvador hotel after 4 hours of enriching exploration. 

Customer Reviews

Elizabeth W United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a very interesting and informative tour. My guide, Rafael Zelaya, was highly knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my questions and add interesting additional information.

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