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Cerro Verde Volcano and Mayan Ruins Trip
Activities in San Salvador

Cerro Verde Volcano and Mayan Ruins Trip

  • English English
  • 9 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Experience a day immersed in the fascinating history and stunning nature of three of the most iconic locations in San Salvador. You will enter the beautiful Natural Protected Area of Cerro Verde, and travel back to the Mayan era when you visit the ruins of Joya de Cerén and San Andrés.

Cerro Verde Volcano and Mayan Ruins Trip

We will pick you up from your accommodation in San Salvador, before departing on a one-hour drive. We will arrive at the Los Volcanes National Park​, which is a large area of volcanoes and lakes.

Upon arriving, we will set off on a wonderful 45-minute hike towards the magnificent Cerro Verde Volcano, located at an altitude of 6,600 feet. We will follow the ecological trails and you will have the opportunity to admire the Santa Ana Volcano and the Izalco Volcano, nicknamed the 'Lighthouse of the Pacific'.

We stroll through a beautiful cloud forest before we reach the crater near the summit of Cerro Verde Volcano. Surrounded by typical plant species of the area, such as the Giant Agave, we will admire this spectacular natural jewel. We will enjoy views of the volcanic lake of Coatepeque, one of the most beautiful in the world.

In the afternoon, we will trek through the Salvadoran landscape to the amazing archaeological site of Joya de Cerén. Known as the "Pompeii of America", there you will discover a pre-Columbian Mayan agricultural village. As we explore the streets, you will learn all about why the structures are so well preserved.

Then we leave Joya de Cerén behind and head to the archeological site of San Andrés, where we continue learning about the Mayan people. In what used to be one of the ceremonial and political centers of civilization, we will explore various structures used by the rulers. We will even see the remains of an indigo mill which was buried by the eruption of El Playón in 1658.

Then we hit the road again and head back to San Salvador, where our fantastic adventure ends.

Price

Adults Children from 4 to 11 years old Children under 3 years old
US$ 99
US$ 49
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 99
  • Children from 4 to 11 years old

    US$ 49
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

9 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.

Included

English, Spanish, and French speaking guide.

Hotel pick up and drop off in San Salvador.

Transport.

Entry to the places visited on the itinerary.

Not included

Food.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (San Salvador local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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Accessibility

Yes (imperative to point out when the booking is made).

US$ 99
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.