Immerse yourself in the fascinating ancient history of San Salvador when you take this fantastic trip to the most iconic locations along the Mayan Route. You will discover the amazing archaeological sites of San Salvador, San Andres, Santa Ana, and Tazumal.
Mayan Route Trip
After picking you up from your hotel in San Salvador, we will begin our tour along the famous Mayan Route. After driving for around an hour, we will reach our first destination: the archaeological site of Joya de Cerén. We will spend an hour and a half at this magical location, known as the "Pompeii of America", where you will discover a pre-Columbian Mayan village. You will learn about how the volcanic ashes of an eruption helped to keep the site so well preserved.
Then we hit the road again, on a 20-minute journey to the amazing archaeological site of San Andrés which has almost intact structures. We will stroll through its streets and explore the most iconic area, known as La Campana (The Bell) due to its peculiar shape. During our one-hour tour of these fascinating ruins, you will imagine what life was like for the Mayan nobility around 600 A.D.
We will continue our journey along the Mayan Route by heading to the ancient city of Santa Ana, where we will spend one hour exploring these fascinating archaeological remains from the pre-classic period. Our guide will tell you all about the origins of this ancient city. We will also discover the current city, visiting the Theater, the Municipal Palace, and the Gothic-style Cathedral.
Then we leave Santa Ana behind and head to the archaeological site of Tazumal around thirty minutes away, near the city of Chalchuapa. Once there, we will spend around an hour exploring the largest pyramid in El Salvador. Walking among the ruins, we will hear all about the history of what was an important Mayan city.
At the end of this visit, we will head back to San Salvador and drop you at your hotel.
|Adults||Children from 4 to 11 years old||Children under 4 years old|
Children from 4 to 11 years oldUS$ 45.50
Children under 4 years oldFree
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
English, Spanish and French speaking guide.
Pick up and drop off from your accommodation in San Salvador.
Entry to the landmarks visited on the itinerary.
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.
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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