Central AmericaEl SalvadorSan Salvador DepartmentSan SalvadorThings to do in San SalvadorTours and Tickets

Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan sites including Joya de Ceren - with unbiased reviews

Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan sites including Joya de Ceren

Save
Share
Select Date and Travellers
From
US$99.00
Date
2 travellers
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Low Price GuaranteeNo Booking Fees
Overview
Pair nature and culture on this guided tour of El Salvador’s top attractions, including three volcanoes and two Mayan archaeological sites. Breeze through the small country with private transportation that takes you along winding back roads and over mountain passes en route to El Salvador’s must-see sights, including Santa Ana Volcano, Joya de Ceren, and more—all with the benefit of guide commentary along the way.
Itinerary
Highlights
  • Discover top El Salvador attractions in just one day
  • Hike the area’s most visited volcanoes: Izalco, Santa Ana, and Cerro Verde
  • Learn about Mayan culture at the Joya de Ceren and San Andres ruins
  • Guide provides commentary about history, nature, and culture throughout
  • All transportation from San Salvador included
What to Expect
Begin your tour with hotel pickup from San Salvador. Then, head to the first of three volcanoes: Cerro Izalco. Follow your guide on a 45-minute hike through the coffee plantations and cloud forest of Cerro Verde National Park en route to the crater, where a panoramic view of the surrounding volcanic line awaits. Continue to Santa Ana Volcano for a chance to see a dwarf-forest landscape distinct to Mesoamerica, followed by a trip to Coatepeque Lagoon at the summit of Cerro Verde. In the afternoon, visit the UNESCO-listed Joya de Ceren archaeological site to learn about daily life among the Mayan people who once lived there. Because the ruins were preserved by ash, they are sometimes called the “Pompeii of the Americas.” Your tour concludes with a visit to the San Andres ceremonial ruins and hotel drop-off.
Show More
Important Information
Duration
9h
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Hotel's in San Salvador city)
  • Transport by a comfortable vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - San Andres
  • Entry/Admission - National Park Cerro Verde
  • Entry/Admission - Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
  • Entry/Admission - San Andres
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
32Reviews
10Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 20
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Popular mentions
Vincent Vu wrote a review Nov 2019
4 contributions
This day long tour started with a pick-up at my hotel by the tour guide. I was surprised to find myself the only one signed up for this typically, small group tour. My guide for the day was Cesar Orantes, a most friendly and engaging story-teller. He was extremely professional
Read more
Date of experience: November 2019
Response from SalvadoreanToursTeam, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan sites including Joya de Ceren
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good day from San Salvador, thank you for taking the time to write us and share with other travelers about your experience with us. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the time during this tour in our country with César, we hope to have the opportunity to assist you forward. Have a great day and never stop traveling!
Read more
Carlo D wrote a review Nov 2019
6 contributions
We are on our way back home from a trip around central America when I came across this company so I decided to have a layover in El Salvador. Everything was well taken cared of from the easy access on getting an immigration clearance, to private transfers, and visiting the
Read more
Date of experience: November 2019
Response from SalvadoreanToursTeam, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan sites including Joya de Ceren
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good day from San Salvador, thank you for taking the time to write us and share with other travelers about your experience with us. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the time during this tour in our country, we hope to have the opportunity to assist you forward. Have a great day and never stop traveling!
Read more
Compass68688903511 wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
I was picked up and dropped off at my beach hotel! Interesting facts and things on tour! Excellent lunch, beautiful views!
Read more
Date of experience: November 2019
Response from SalvadoreanToursTeam, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan sites including Joya de Ceren
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are so happy to read about your trip:) Good day from San Salvador, thank you for taking the time to write us and share with other travelers your experience with us. We are also happy to hear you enjoyed the time during this tour in our country, we hope to have the opportunity to assist you forward. Have a great day and never stop traveling!
Read more
Sjstern wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions
I'm so happy I booked this tour. All the Mayan sites were closed for Día de los Muertos, but Moisés improvised and I ended up seeing so much more than I had anticipated. Since I was the only traveler (which I was not expecting and was amazing), Moisés really catered to what I
Read more
Date of experience: November 2019
Response from SalvadoreanToursTeam, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan sites including Joya de Ceren
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Sarah! Good day from San Salvador, thank you for taking the time to write us and share with other travelers about your experience with us. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the time during this tour in our country with Moisés, we hope to have the opportunity to assist you forward. Have a great day and never stop traveling!
Read more
rdavison03 wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
Great tour. Good combo of volcanos and Mayan ruins. Good lunch stop. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide - almost certainly overqualified to be a tour guide. Good to go beyond the city.
Read more
Response from SalvadoreanToursTeam, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan sites including Joya de Ceren
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Rob. Good day from San Salvador, thank you for taking the time to write us. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the time during this tour in our country, we hope to have the opportunity to assist you forward. Have a great day and never stop traveling!
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 Support
TripAdvisorknow better book better go better
© 2019 TripAdvisor LLC All rights reserved.
* TripAdvisor LLC is not a booking agent and does not charge any service fees to users of our site... more
TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites. Taxes, fees not included for deals content.
CURRENCY/REGION
US$USD
New Zealand