1. El Salvador
  2. San Salvador Department
  3. San Salvador
  4. El Tazumal

From San Salvador: Mayan Heritage Archaeological Tour

Product ID: 228607
See gallery
Learn about the Mayan heritage of El Salvador on a guided tour. Visit the most notable Mayan sites in the country including San Andrès, Tazumal, and Casa Blanca.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup from Colonia Escalon, Colonia San Benito, Cd Merliot, and Santa Tecla

Select participants, date, and language:

Loading...

Experience

Highlights
  • See San Andres, a ceremonial Mayan city
  • Visit Tazumal, the tallest Mayan temple in the country
  • See the many layers of history preserved by volcano eruptions
Full description
Visit the most important Mayan sites in El Salvador on a full-day guided tour. Throughout the experience, your professional and local guide will explain to your small group all there is to know.

Start with San Andrès, a large Mayan city that was preserved by layers of ash from a nearby volcano eruption. Get a glimpse into the life of the regular Mayan people and learn about the drink of the kings.

Then continue to Tazumal, the largest pyramid in the country with a unique drainage system created by Mayans. Enjoy its museum and explore important historical artifacts. Learn how Mayans dyed fabrics using plants at Casa Blanca, a separate archeological park but once part of a single community which included Tazumal.

In Chalchuapa, see some Spanish buildings left over by the conquistadores. End your day with a meal in a restaurant overlooking the Coatepeque lake.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Know before you go
During the tour, you will be given free time for lunch.

From US$ 83 per person