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

By Salvadorean Tours
Recommended by 97% of travellers
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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.
from
S$133.24
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
S$133.24
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 9h
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Mobile ticket
English, Spanish

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
  • All transportation from San Salvador included

  • 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
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Snacks

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.

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • we pick up in all hotels in designated areas
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6699P30

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan Sites including Joya de Ceren
  • Recommendable to bring your own hand sanitizer
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan Sites including Joya de Ceren?
Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan Sites including Joya de Ceren price starts from S$130.50. Discover and book Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan Sites including Joya de Ceren on Tripadvisor
What is the Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan Sites including Joya de Ceren cancellation policy?
Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan Sites including Joya de Ceren cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan Sites including Joya de Ceren on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan Sites including Joya de Ceren?
Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan Sites including Joya de Ceren is hosted by Salvadorean Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Salvadorean Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan Sites including Joya de Ceren on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6699P30

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Salvadorean Tours
    Playa El Tunco
    Playa el Zonte municipio de Chiltiupán
  • 1
    San Andres
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Santa Ana Volcano
  • 2
    National Park Cerro Verde
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Izalco Volcano
    Lago de Coatepeque
  • 3
    Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    San Andres
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

SharonM456
SharonM456
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Great Tour and Transportation Company!
Salvadorean Tours did everything necessary to make my family vacation flawless. I created an entire itinerary and
Inspiredstar
Inspiredstar
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Best Tour Company
Love this company! Ease of booking, excellent customer services, keep you updated, good value for money, comfortabl
Inspired2
Inspired2
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Outstanding Company!
Out standing company from the moment of my first enquiry! This tour is action packed, so much to see and learn. His
PopnRoll2023
PopnRoll2023
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Looking around
Good way to look around in El Salvador. Tour guide Alfredo almost perfect English and vast knowledge about history
mayangelica333
mayangelica333
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Walking Tour
I really enjoyed this tour and was able to learn so much about El Salvador. I would recommend this to solo traveler
FelipeG_to_world
FelipeG_to_world
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Safe transportation from airport
Super service, courteous and very professional. We arrived an hour late and despite the inconvenience for the drive
632hamishs
632hamishs
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Excellent Tour and awesome guide
Señor Eduardo was great and ver professional From the moment we met. It was very clear that he loves his job and l
mariohernanb2
mariohernanb2
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Excelente visita de un día
good attention. very complete information of the places of interest. Excellent restaurants, good food at low pric
482tabitas
482tabitas
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Great diversified trip!
Very nice combination with personal adptation to our wishes. The crater was beautiful and the city centre interesti
Guitine
Guitine
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Amazing tour!
My tour guide was Adonis. He was fantastic. Knows his history, knows all the great spots in El Salvador. I had an a
RaulJunker
RaulJunker
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San Salvador - Best Tour Guide
San Salvadow was amazing! My guide was Eduard, he is awesome! the knows a lot of things, not only about the area, t
gil123
gil123
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Nice Day in Suchitoto
Suchitoto is a beautiful town and Eduardo did a great job as guide and driver. I especially appreciate the fact th
Brittany I
Brittany I
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Great Way to See two cities
Our tour guide, Adonis, was super informative, friendly, and accommodating. We went to Suchitoto and then visited t
Cecelia S
Cecelia S
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Great Tour despite Hurricane Julia...waters
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable patient and understanding. He gave us the best tour of San Salvador to help b
barbaracD1675QP
barbaracD1675QP
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Great experience on numerous trips
We took several tours with the company: they picked us up at the airport from where we went to El Boqueron. The dri
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gil123
Philadelphia283 contributions
Nov 2022
Salvadorean Tours seems like an excellent company and Eduardo did a great job as guide. They provided a comfortable, spacious AC van and driver along with the guide. This tour covers a lot and is fascinating but do note that it is a very long day, about 11 hours for the one I attended. I would suggest to possibly shorten the time in the museum parts of the Mayan sites and let people look around on their own for 5-10 minutes inside to get a little background and read the displays, then focus more on the sites themselves, which are fascinating. And the volcano and hike around the crater in the national park was certainly the highlight, well worth the trip. Eduardo is knowledgeable, fun and energetic and really cares about his work. I am happy I selected Salvadorean Tours to help me make the most of my short visit to El Salvador.
Written 16 November 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write us and share your experience with another travelers about your trip with us. We were very lucky to assist during your staying here . We hope to see you again in the near future. Have a wonderful day and remember you can count on with new friends in El Salvador.
Written 30 November 2022
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marrow_1
146 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I booked an airport shuttle pickup, group combo tour of volcanoes and Mayan ruins, and private trip to Montecristo National Park with pickup in San Salvador and drop off in Santa Ana. All pickups were prompt, all drivers were friendly and drove safely, and the guide on the volcanoes/mayan ruins tour did a good job. I would use Salvadorean Tours again. Solo traveler from the US.
Written 6 February 2020
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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 El Salvador, we hope to have the opportunity to assist you forward. Have a great day and never stop traveling
Written 8 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Oscar
Chicago, IL4 contributions
Jan 2021
Once again Mayra and Benji ensured that the trip was an incredible experience. Benji was on time and explained that Joya de Ceren was closed due to COVID-19 but that he would take me to another site close to Chalchuapa. He also asked me if I wanted to see the coast and make stops along the coast to see different food spots and bars.

Benji took me to eat pupusas at a local chain. Despite it being a chain it was very good. We made some stops to look at mountains and lakes. The views were amazing. He stopped anywhere I wanted to take a photo.

Once at Tuzmal, Benji handed me over to Gaby who went above and beyond. I enjoy history so speaking with her was a pleasure. She let me walk around and take tons of pictures. She never rushed me.

The way back was more of the same. Food, photos, and local dive bars. The ride back was amazing as the sun was getting ready to set.

Again, Benji is an amazing tour guide. I did this tour solo so that might influence my review. If you have the opportunity to do it solo do it.
Written 28 January 2021
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sl8throp
Anaheim, CA4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We booked three different tours and this one by far was my favorite. While each tour offered its gems this one seemed to be a full day of gems for me and my family. I was traveling with my husband and three children. Our guide Benjamin did a great job of not only providing information that was interesting to the adults in the group but also little things that my kids loved. Joya de Ceren was closed but we visited Cero Verde which was my kids favorite stop. This Nature preserve is gorgeous. With the help of our guide we spotted all types of birds and other wildlife. My kids are still talking about having seen a deer and her baby as well as how they felt like Indiana Jones walking through the Jungle. Truth be told if you have young kids its a long day but if they are grade school age and enjoy exploring nature this tour will keep them interested and willing to walk the extra mile. Thanks for the amazing memories Salvadorean Tours.
Written 5 February 2020
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Dear Sonia, 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 El Salvador, specially with Benjamin, we hope to have the opportunity to assist you forward. Have a great day and never stop traveling
Written 8 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Luis M
Aventura, FL5 contributions
Well worth the tour. My tour guide, Benjamin Franklin, was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and passionate about El Salvador.

The visit to volcanoes, lake and Mayan ruins was fun. I highly recommend the tour. El Salvador tourism industry is picking up, so it is worth to be among the first ones.
Written 12 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us and share your experience with another travelers about your trip with us and specially about Benjamin. We were very lucky to assist during your staying here . We hope to see you again in the near future. Have a wonderful day and remember you can count on with new friends in El Salvador
Written 14 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Morgan B
Orlando, FL21 contributions
This was a great well rounded tour of nature and history that was a great option for anyone with limited time in El Salvador. We got to see some of the beautiful nature and also got a great tour of the Mayan ruins. Our guide Benjamin and driver Omar were very nice and Benjamin was extremely knowledgeable. Overall was great!
Written 15 June 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write us and share your experience with another travelers about your trip with us and specially about Benjamin and Omar. We were very lucky to assist during your staying here . We hope to see you again in the near future. Have a wonderful day and remember you can count on with new friends in El Salvador
Written 8 July 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ervin W
Nassau, New Providence Island11 contributions
Mar 2020
Came to El Salvador Friday for a wedding on Saturday, had one day left and i wanted to see as much as possible, this tour did it. My Guide Antonio was very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about history and culture. Took alot of pictures. Tour has a little bit of everything. Nature, museums and historic sites and a few spots for souvenirs. My Spanish is basic at best, so I was glad that Antonio was a fluent English speaker. He had no problem understanding my Caribbean accent. He was accommodating and would often ask about my well being. I have spent a few years in the tourism industry, this tour was great.
Written 30 March 2020
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ShySpy
Greenville, SC143 contributions
Apr 2022
Phenomenal trip. My wife and I booked this tour and it was amazing! Eduardo was a fantastic guide; funny, knowledgeable, informative just a pleasure to be around. There were 7 of us total on the tour, Emily from America, Pedro and Maria from Dallas, Leo and his family from Costa Rica and my wife and me and after the 10 hours together, we were long lost friends. This is a must do tour while in El Salvador!
Written 24 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us and share your experience with another travelers about your trip with us and specially about Eduardo. We were very lucky to assist during your staying here . We hope to see you again in the near future. Have a wonderful day and remember you can count on with new friends in El Salvador
Written 7 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nick M
Chicago, IL12 contributions
Jan 2020
Great day trip. Our group was small (4) but it made for deeper connections with our guide. The tour was jam-packed with the socio-political history of the area, which made for a very educational afternoon. We stopped by a massive crater-lake for lunch and feasted on the local fish from it. Our guide made sure everyone was safe, learning, having fun, and laughing. He even gave us lots of great recommendations for food in our neighborhood before dropping us off!
Written 17 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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 El Salvador, we hope to have the opportunity to assist you forward. Have a great day and never stop traveling
Written 19 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

1greenwood
Oakville, Canada417 contributions
Feb 2020
The tour was very interesting, but did involve strenuous hiking on about 25% of the hike. Highly recommend appropriate footwear.

Unfortunately, the day we went was very foggy so we didn't see the views from the top.

Our guides were very knowledgeable.
Written 5 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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 El Salvador, we hope to have the opportunity to assist you forward. Have a great day and never stop traveling
Written 8 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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