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San Salvador: Guided Tour of Volcanoes, Lakes, & Mayan Sites

San Salvador: Guided Tour of Volcanoes, Lakes, & Mayan Sites

Dive into the heart of El Salvador with our Ultimate Full-Day Combo Tour, designed for those who seek the thrill of exploring diverse landscapes and rich history all in one unforgettable day. This tour is unparalleled, offering a unique blend of natural beauty and ancient wonders. Explore the ancient ruins of Joya de Cerén, known as the "Pompeii of the Americas," where the daily life of a Mayan village is preserved under volcanic ash. Continue your journey at San Andrés, another significant Mayan archaeological site. Next, immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of Cerro Verde National Park, set within the stunning Lake and Volcano Complex. And just when you think it can't get any better, you'll find yourself gazing upon the serene beauty of Coatepeque Lake, taking in its crystal-clear waters against a backdrop of volcanic peaks. If you have just one day to explore El Salvador, make it count with this extraordinary tour. Book now and create unforgettable memories!

Combo Tour: Colonial Route & Volcanoes of El Salvador

Combo Tour: Colonial Route & Volcanoes of El Salvador

Embark on a captivating journey with our full-day Combo Tour, where you'll experience the very best of El Salvador. Begin your adventure at the breathtaking Cerro Verde National Park, nestled within the Lake and Volcano Complex. Here, you'll be mesmerized by the panoramic views of Coatepeque Lake, one of the most stunning crater lakes in the world. Continue your exploration along the famed Flower’s Route, where you'll visit the charming artisan towns of Nahuizalco and Ataco. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history of these picturesque villages, renowned for their exquisite crafts and welcoming atmosphere. This tour seamlessly blends the natural beauty of El Salvador’s volcanic landscapes with the colorful traditions of its colonial heritage. It’s a perfect way to experience the diverse highlights of this beautiful country. Join us for an unforgettable day filled with scenic vistas, cultural richness, and enchanting discoveries!

El Salvador: Ilamatepec volcano (Santa Ana)

El Salvador: Ilamatepec volcano (Santa Ana)

We pick up at the indicated hotel and we do hiking to the top Santa Ana or Ilamatepec volcano; the Ascent route will take you 1 hour 30 minutes approximately, it is recommended to wear comfortable clothes, shoes or boots. We hike, we,ll observe the landscape, Izalco volcano and Coatepeque lake in the background, we enjoy the sulfur lagoon at the bottom of the volcano crater, an ice cream on top of the volcano and we return to the starting point. Don´t forget enough water your cap or hut, snacks. We travel in small group usually

El Zonte: Ruta de las Flores Guided Tour with Tasting

El Zonte: Ruta de las Flores Guided Tour with Tasting

Your adventure starts bright and early as your guide arrives at your hotel to pick you up. The day is full of promise as you set out for a journey along a picturesque route, with Ataco, a charming town known for its vibrant culture and beautiful surroundings, as your first destination. Upon arriving in Ataco, the morning air is still fresh, and it's the perfect time to enjoy a hearty breakfast, setting the tone for the day ahead. With energy levels replenished, you venture to La Cruz viewpoint, a spot where breathtaking vistas await, offering panoramic views that captivate and inspire. Next, immerse yourself in the local atmosphere, exploring the town's quaint craft stores. Each store is a treasure trove of handcrafted goods, telling stories of tradition and artistry. The exploration continues as you delve into the vibrant world of murals scattered throughout the town. Your guide offers insights into the meanings behind each mural, enriching your understanding of the local culture. The adventure takes a colorful turn at the Albania rainbow slide, where various activities offer fun and excitement. Whether sliding down vibrant colors or enjoying the other attractions, it's a moment of joy and laughter. Around midday, the option for lunch at an Albania restaurant presents itself, inviting you to taste local flavors and dishes in a cozy setting. Afterward, head to Apaneca's downtown, where the essence of the area's culture and history is palpable. Your exploration extends to Salcoatitán town, where you can try traditional dishes like boiled or fried yucca, a staple food that's both simple and delicious. The day's journey through culture, history, and natural beauty continues with a visit to Juayúa town, each destination revealing a new layer of the region's rich tapestry. As the afternoon progresses, the time comes to return to your hotel, marking the end of a day filled with discovery and enchantment.

San Salvador: Historical Center walking tour

San Salvador: Historical Center walking tour

Visit the most emblematic buildings such as the metropolitan cathedral, El Rosario church, the national palace and theater. (Some of them subject to availability). Learn about the culture and history visiting the main plazas on this very interesting experience.

The Maya Route : Joya de Ceren, Tazumal, San Andres, Coatepe

The Maya Route : Joya de Ceren, Tazumal, San Andres, Coatepe

Embark on a captivating full-day tour of El Salvador's most significant Mayan sites, led by an expert local guide. Begin at Joya de Ceren, a UNESCO World Heritage site, This is is only Maya village in the whole region, it was preserved by layers of ash, and that is why called the ppompeii of America, followed by the intriguing ruins of San Andrés. Then, marvel at the grandeur of Tazumal, home to the country's largest pyramid. Enjoy a scenic drive through Chalchuapa town before a lunch stop with stunning views of Coatepeque Lake (lunch not included). Return to your hotel by approximately 4 pm, enriched by a day of exploration into El Salvador's ancient Mayan history.

Flowers Route Tour - Colonial Towns & Handicraft.

Flowers Route Tour - Colonial Towns & Handicraft.

Explore El Salvador’s Flowers Route, a scenic road through the mountains and coffee plantations On this full-day tour, visit charming villages: Nahuizalco, Juayúa, Apaneca, and Concepción de Ataco, each celebrated for its natural beauty, crafts, coffee plantations, festivals, and cuisine. Stroll cobblestone streets and enjoy the cool Sierra Apaneca climate. Nahuizalco boasts a rich cultural heritage and bustling handicraft market, while Juayúa is famous for its delightful food festival. In Apaneca, delve into the heart of El Salvador’s coffee culture. Concepción de Ataco enchants with colorful murals, markets, and colonial architecture. This artistic town is a haven for local artisans. Join us on the Flowers Route Tour for an unforgettable journey through El Salvador’s most picturesque and culturally rich towns. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes, warm hospitality, and a deep appreciation for the country’s heritage.

San Salvador: Private custom tour with a local guide

San Salvador: Private custom tour with a local guide

San Salvador can sometimes feel inaccessible to foreign visitors. Take the mystery out of your visit by exploring with a local on a private, customized tour. Your guide contacts you beforehand to get a feel for your interests and tastes to ensure that you only visit the places you are interested in. As you explore the city, your guide shares insights into local life forming a clearer picture of San Salvador's culture. - Private tour for just you and your group - Your guide customizes your tour to your interests and personality - Get a deeper insight into San Salvador life than possible alone - See San Salvador through the eyes of a local and discover its hidden gems Choose from 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8-hour tour options.

Maya Route Tour | El Salvador Mayan Sites w/ Joya de Cerén

Maya Route Tour | El Salvador Mayan Sites w/ Joya de Cerén

Immerse yourself in the heart of El Salvador’s rich Maya heritage with our Maya Route Tour, an adventure that takes you through some of the most breathtaking and historically significant sites in the country. Imagine stepping back in time as you explore the remarkable Joya de Cerén, known as the "Pompeii of the Americas," where a village frozen in time by volcanic ash reveals the everyday lives of the ancient Maya. Feel the awe of standing among the grand pyramids and ancient structures of San Andrés, a testament to the ingenuity and culture of the pre-Columbian era. Wander through the charming colonial city of Santa Ana, where history whispers through every cobblestone street and majestic building. The journey culminates with the awe-inspiring Tazumal, the largest Maya ruin in El Salvador. Here, the towering pyramids and intricate stonework transport you to a time of grandeur and mystery. This tour is a unique opportunity to experience the profound legacy of the Maya civilization.re.

Santa Ana Volcano and Lake - An Unforgettable Journey

Santa Ana Volcano and Lake - An Unforgettable Journey

Embark on a Thrilling Hike Up Santa Ana Volcano! Join us for an adventure to El Salvador’s highest active volcano. Experience the exhilaration of hiking through a lush tropical forest on your way to the summit. Along the trail, marvel at stunning views of a shimmering lagoon, the breathtaking panoramas of Lake Coatepeque, the majestic Izalco volcano, and the expansive Pacific Ocean. Enhance your journey by opting for a guided tour. Our knowledgeable guide will lead you on this moderately challenging hike, sharing fascinating insights into the geology, rich vegetation, and ancient village ruins you encounter along the way. After conquering the volcano, unwind with a refreshing swim at the stunning Coatepeque Lake, a perfect way to relax and soak in the natural beauty. Travel in comfort with our convenient transportation from San Salvador or meeting points at Tunco and Zonte. Don’t miss this unforgettable opportunity to explore one of El Salvador’s most iconic natural wonders!

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The tour overall was great! San Salvador is a beautiful city with so much to offer! But Dave really went out of his way to make it special. I learned so much about El Salvador in such a short period of time. He was very knowledgeable, a great conversationalist, and very welcoming! As a solo traveler I felt really safe and comfortable. I would definitely book with him when I come back to San Salvador and I recommend that you all book with him too !

The excursion was excellent. Our guide Rodrigo was exceptional. He took time to explain the history of the cities we visited, always attentive to any needs we had. The experience was very varied, the extreme games at Café Albania were spectacular, the walk through the colonial towns was very beautiful and the experience of the thermal pools was very relaxing. I highly recommend this excursion and highly recommend our guide Rodrigo.

Excellent and worthwhile tour. Alfredo is very knowlegable and informative about the nature, culture and history of El Salvador. The distinctive locations that are worth visiting with some wonderful views. Thanks for a great insight into what El Salvador has to offer.

Rodrigo was an excellent guide and incredible communicator, he explained everything to us well and allowed us to take the time necessary to enjoy the activities throughout the tour. I recommend it 100%, it was a wonderful experience!

Rodrigo was an amazing guide and made sure we had a great experience. The hike was challenging at times but very rewarding and the view of the lake at the top of the volcano was well worth it.