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Relive the glory of the mighty Mayan empire with this private 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.


  • Private half- or full-day archaeological tour from San Salvador
  • Visit Joya de Cerén, the ‘Pompeii of the Americas,’ buried in the 7th century
  • Observe a preserved indigo processing plant at San Andrés archaeological site
  • Tour notable landmarks in Santa Ana, El Salvador’s second largest city (if full-day option selected)
  • Learn about pre-Columbian Maya civilizations at Tazumal and Casa Blanca (if full-day option selected)
  • Enjoy informative commentary, personalized to your interests by a private guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle included

What You Can Expect

Private Archaeological Tour: El Salvador Mayan Ruins Including Joya de Cerén

Visit Joya de Ceren, the Pompeii of the Americas

Choose between 4- or 9-hour options for your tour; either option includes hotel pickup in San Salvador.

Meet your guide and set off in a comfortable private vehicle. This private archaeological tour includes the undivided attention of your archaeologist guide and a fully customizable itinerary. 

Please see the Itinerary section for full details of both the half- and full-day tour options. 


Customer Reviews

phx_sunz United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Senor Cesar was outstanding. He took very good care of all of us. He was very patient and knowledgeable and took great care to answer all in details. Thanks a lot for showing your beautiful country to us.

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