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Best Day-Tour : Santa Ana Volcano Hiking + Panoramic View Lake Coatepeque
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Best Day-Tour : Santa Ana Volcano Hiking + Panoramic View Lake Coatepeque

By El Salvador Positive Tours
Recommended by 98% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
S$121.53
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
S$121.53
per adult (price varies by group size)

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 8-80, max of 10 per group
Duration: 7–10 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, French, Spanish

Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Certified Tourist Guide
  • Admission Tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Ana Volcano
  • Entry/Admission - Lago de Coatepeque
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • From El Zonte, Lagarza, Mizata etc ) has an extra cost $25 per person!


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Alla Hotels Located in San Salvador, El Tunco and El Zonte are included.
  • Ports:
  • Puerto de Acajutla, Zona Industrial, Edificio Administrativo de CEPA Puerto de, Acajutla, El Salvador
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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: 140810P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Hotels located in the area of San Salvador are included too! From Surf City ( El Tunco Beach, El Zonte, etc ) has an extra cost per person, But if you are a group you wont have an extra cost from Surf City!
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Best Day-Tour : Santa Ana Volcano Hiking + Panoramic View Lake Coatepeque?
Best Day-Tour : Santa Ana Volcano Hiking + Panoramic View Lake Coatepeque price starts from S$121.07. Discover and book Best Day-Tour : Santa Ana Volcano Hiking + Panoramic View Lake Coatepeque on Tripadvisor
What is the Best Day-Tour : Santa Ana Volcano Hiking + Panoramic View Lake Coatepeque cancellation policy?
Best Day-Tour : Santa Ana Volcano Hiking + Panoramic View Lake Coatepeque cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Best Day-Tour : Santa Ana Volcano Hiking + Panoramic View Lake Coatepeque on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Best Day-Tour : Santa Ana Volcano Hiking + Panoramic View Lake Coatepeque?
Best Day-Tour : Santa Ana Volcano Hiking + Panoramic View Lake Coatepeque is hosted by El Salvador Positive Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact El Salvador Positive Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Best Day-Tour : Santa Ana Volcano Hiking + Panoramic View Lake Coatepeque 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: 140810P2

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Santa Ana Volcano
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Lago de Coatepeque
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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O5651NTmichaelp
O5651NTmichaelp
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Izalco/ ruta de las flores / tamanique.
I went two times with Josue on two different tours ( tamanique and izalco) and I loved each time! He has real perso
aka_ben7
aka_ben7
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relax and chill day
My tour guy was Josué, he picked me up early morning and help me on translation to the immigration. and i had a rea
haohuangpianist
haohuangpianist
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Carlos was great! Volcano spectacular. Rules for tourist's punctuality need to be applied.
Carlos our guide was great! Sadly, one of the group was really problematic - she didn't wake up on time, gave the
M6438UUjorgeg
M6438UUjorgeg
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Copan Ruins special
Excellent driver/tour guide. Ruins amazing. Long drive from San Salvador but worth it. Beautiful countries.
DavidE175
DavidE175
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Worth the time to get to Copan
Wonderful site. Long way to go but worth it. Copan is amazing and Scarlet Macaws flying around make for a magical e
G6152JIdavidd
G6152JIdavidd
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One Of The Best Days Of My Life
Dope!! Exceptional value for all that you do. Gabriela was my tour guide and she made the whole day special for me.
269daphnep
269daphnep
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30th bday
Gabby is a world 🌎 class tour guide. She is patient, kind, knowledgeable, and speaks English quite well. She's the
luzmaro2020
luzmaro2020
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Enamorada de El Salvador / In love with El Salvador
🇨🇴 Qué experiencia tan maravillosa! De principio a fin, este tour fue espectacular. La atención de Francis para d
YanesHerrera
YanesHerrera
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Antigua Guatemala, A place to visit and leave with a beautiful memory
About Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala Feb 8 Antigua Guatemala is a city located in the central highlands of Guatemala
HansM2100
HansM2100
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TOP Tour at a fantastic place. Don't miss this !
Amazing trip, quiet long to arrive, BUT when you enter this huge ground, you will not belive the beauty of it. An e
AngelaVB757
AngelaVB757
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Do it!!
This was my third tour with Josue. It was a very long day spent in the car, but with Josue as my guide it was a tol
AngelaVB757
AngelaVB757
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It is true, Josue is the best!
Another amazing day with Josue! Had a great day seeing the monkeys and kayaking. Josue is very passionate about his
AngelaVB757
AngelaVB757
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Nice relaxing day!
I chose this tour for my birthday as it included three of my favorite things, colorful murals, a coffee farm tour,
deidrac2022
deidrac2022
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One in a lifetime experience!
I had so much fun on this tour - I enjoyed doing the popular Bike Zipline/Rainbow Slide!! Ataco was rich town full
deidrac2022
deidrac2022
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An experience of a lifetime!
Josué made my first waterfall experience the absolute best! He was able to provide insight on the history of El Sal
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Alec M
1 contribution
Jul 2022
If you are looking for an amazing tour company in El Salvador, I highly recommend Positive Tours! I booked two different tours with them and both were amazing experiences. I reserved my tours on weekdays, in the early morning, so I was the only one in the tour group. This made for a more personalized experience and allowed us to conduct the tour at my own pace, which I liked!

My tour guide for both excursions was Josué and he was fantastic. His english is superb and he is extremely knowledgeable about the area, so it made the tour even better.

The two tours I reserved were the Santa Ana Volcano/Lake Coatepeque tour and the waterfall/El Tunco beach tour. Both were excellent choices! The hike up to the peak of Santa Ana Volcano was not too extreme and the views were worth it. Lake Coatepeque was absolutely beautiful! I was able to rent a cheap jetski and cruise the lake by myself for 30 minutes (30 minutes is more than you think on a Jetski!). The waterfall tour was breathtaking - we saw several waterfalls and I was able to swim in a few spots. I even got to cliff jump!

10/10 experience. I would book with Positive Tours again during my next adventure to El Salvador!
Written 16 August 2022
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Maurice
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Josué was awesome! 1st time in Salvador but it felt like home after attending Josué's tour! As a solo attendee I never felt solo (there was another person from the US who joined) but still he provided solo attention to each of us which is impressive. Overall, I was able to have a very memorable hiking experience (would suggest wearing layers & good hiking boots/shoes), taste great Pupusas (be prepared to LOVE this food!), go water skiing (not included in the tour but became included!) & have a great lunch w/awesome views (live band music at lunch taking song requests)! This summary should be reason enough to join Josue's tour but for anyone still undecided about booking w/Josué & the Co. he works for, here are 4 few unforgettable highlights: 1.) Our tour group reached the top of the Volcano 1st & was 1st to make it down! 2.) Josué has a degree in Tourism & has great pride in teaching about El Salvador but also about the intercontinental connections between El Salvador & all of the Americas including the US 3.) Josué was adaptable enough to add new experiences to the tour itinerary such as stopping to get Pupusas before hiking or grabbing delicious ice cream midway down the Valcano & 4.) We became 1 big hiking group w/other tour groups & tour guides when coming down the Volcano so much so that other Estadounidense/US Citizens who were touring w/other guides joined in taking 1 big photo together at the top. Simply put, you will NEVER forget this tour. So what are you waiting for, make a reservation already my friend(s)!
Written 3 September 2022
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Rosana V
2 contributions
Nov 2022
We had one of the best tour guides! Josue was so friendly and informative; he picked us up from our hotel and drove us to our destination. He was knowledgeable about the area, and we learned a lot about El Salvador that day. Our hike was so fun! The best surprise was seeing a guy selling ice cream at the top of the volcano! (I love ice cream 😊)
Josue is a fantastic photographer! Also, He is extremely kind! My birthday was the day of our hike, and I happened to mention it when we got there. At the end of our hike, we went to Lago de coatepeque to grab some food (The food was so tasty and cheap). After our meal, Josue surprised me with a dessert for my birthday. My boyfriend and I were surprised (we weren’t expecting anything like that). Josue is such a fantastic person! 110% recommend him and this hike.; the dessert was sooo delicious!
Written 14 December 2022
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Hamish S
Savannah, GA7 contributions
Francis is our tour guide, and he was excellent.
He was very punctual, professional and knowledgeable.

The tour itself was amazing, well organised and enjoyable.
The view from the top is breathtaking and Francis knows all the good spots to take photos :-)
The lunch by the lake Afterwards was exactly what the group needed after a four hour hike and the view was phenomenal.

This is a must do in El Salvador.

100% recommended
Written 1 January 2023
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Ingrid M
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Solo
As someone who has traveled to El Salvador 10 times before, I was surprised how much I learned on this tour. Francis is an excellent guide and was very friendly. I really enjoyed the hike which was about four hours in total. The restaurant we were brought to in lake Coatepeque was delicious and overlooking the water. I was so impressed that I took another tour with this company with Josue to Routa de las Flores and the Santa Teresa hot springs which was also absolutely gorgeous. If you want to learn a lot and have a great time in El Salvador, i can not say enough good things about this company. 10/10 would recommend.
Written 5 July 2022
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Natalia N
New York City, NY4 contributions
Jul 2021
Francis and his team of guides are superb. We arranged a tour to hike the Santa Ana volcano on a Wednesday this past July. We were honestly some of the slowest people that day and our guide was patient all throughout. He waited for us and didn't discourage us at all. He was also informative and didn't get annoyed with all the questions I had. I always have a lot of questions!
I would recommend this tour to beginners, and advanced hikers alike but I ESPECIALLY encourage first time hikers to book with El Salvador Positive Tours. They will be patient with you unlike other tours I have heard of. They also know a lot about the flora and fauna of the area so you will learn a lot even if you're out of breath.
Written 2 August 2021
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ofcupcakes
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
We booked a hiking tour to the Santa Ana volcano and lunch at Lake Coatepeque after. Herbert came to pick us up at around 7:10am and was early, so he kindly waited for us to have breakfast before we started our drive to the volcano. On the way there, Herbert shared a lot of interesting information about his country and the volcanoes. When we got to the volcano, unfortunately, the weather was too bad to climb up. The park rangers only opened the third viewpoint and allowed tourists up as far as that. Herbert was great with offering alternatives, and suggested that we either climb the Cerro Verde and Izalco or drive through the Ruta des Florès. We decided to go with the hike, and he kindly arranged for us to head up the other two volcanoes instead. Herbert was enthusiastic and a fantastic hiking partner. He waited for us when we slowed down and he would let us walk ahead at times. He also took lots of beautiful photos for us! After the hike, he drove us to the lake where we had lunch at a restaurant he recommended by the lake. Food was fantastic! Would definitely recommend this tour, and ask for Herbert as your guide!!
Written 8 March 2020
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Alex Montgomery
2 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
This tour is well worth your time and money! Francis is a fantastic tour guide—knowledgeable, upbeat, speaks fluent English, and is always ready to help with photos. The route up the volcano is challenging, but totally doable. The views from the top of the crater lake are incredible, even if the weather is cloudy. All in all: would totally recommend as a day trip activity while you’re visiting El Salvador.
Written 26 May 2022
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shariane
Fairburn, GA137 contributions
This was such a memorable experience! My guide was Josue and he was amazing! He communicated very well with every step of the way for our hike to Santa Ana Volcano. Before our hike I mentioned I haven't had pupusa yet and he made a quick stop for me and it was so delicious. He is even such a great photographer because the surrounding views during this hike was spectacular and he was able to capture those wonderful moments for me. After viewing the beautiful views and sights there was a man selling ice cream and Josue suggested a flavor I wasn't familiar with called zapote. It was so freaking delicious. After our hike we headed over to a local restaurant with beautiful breathtaking views of lake coatepeque from above. I had Josue suggest a meal for me since the menu was in Spanish and also a local beer. The meal was absolutely the best food I had while in El Salvador. It was so much I couldn't even finish it and I'm a big eater. I highly suggest this tour especially if you can get Josue as your guide.
Written 22 March 2022
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Edgar
4 contributions
This was such an AMAZING experience! The views from the top of the volcano is breathtaking. Our tour guide, Josue, was well informed on explaining the ecology of the volcanoes and surrounding area. He also went above and beyond to take some memorable photos for us all, and assured we were all safe during this adventure. Would definitely recommend this tour and Josue as your tour guide!
Written 15 January 2023
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