Volcano, Lake, Ruins Tour: Cerro Vede, Caotepeque, San Andres

Cultural & Theme Tours in El Salvador

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During this El Salvador Combo Day Tour you will visit the main highlights of El Salvador including Cerro Verde National Park at the Lake and Volcano Complex, Coatepeque Lake as well as the Mayan Sites of Joya de Cerén and San Andrés. What are you waiting for?
During this full day combo tour, you will visit the main highlights of El Salvador: The Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan Sites of the country. First, visit the volcanoes and lakes of El Salvador. Cataloged as the “2nd 8th Wonder of the World for 2013″: the “Lake and Volcano Complex” in El Salvador is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the country as its bring together one of the most beautiful lakes in the world and a group of the most amazing volcanoes of El Salvador: The Izalco Volcano, The Santa Ana Volcano and Cerro Verde Volcano. Visit the Natural Protected Area of Cerro Verde and take a refreshing sightseeing tour through the eco trails of the park (45 minutes approximately). Cerro Verde is an inactive volcano located at an altitude of 2035 meters and length of 500 hectares of nature, it has a cloud forest in and around the crater with a temperature of between 12 and 18 degrees centigrade. From here you will enjoy panoramic views of Izalco Volcano better know as the “Lighthouse of the Pacific” because the boats were oriented with the red glow of the lava to reach the Acajutla port.The Santa Ana Volcano or “Ilamatepec Volcano” being the biggest volcano of the area, and the beauty of the nature in the surroundings of this National Park. It is a place where you will be surrounded by the wilderness or “dwarf forest”, where you can find pasture and some low-lying bushes, giant agaves, among others. The landscape is unique in Mesoamerica and it definitely worth the visit. Next, we will have a panoramic view of the volcanic lake "Coatepeque", cataloged amongst the most beautiful of the world. During the afternoon, discover this fascinating civilization through the visit of the “Joya de Ceren”: the famous archaeological site known as “The Pompeii of the Americas” and declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1993 for its valuable contribution to the daily life of the ancestors of the Mayan World. Then continue the tour and visit the ruins of “San Andrés”, a very important ceremonial and political center that has several structures used by the governors of that civilization. In this important sire, there are remains of an Indigo Mill that was buried by the eruption of El Playon in 1658. Definitely a whole different experience! What are you waiting for?

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Hotel's in San Salvador city)
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
  • Transport by a comfortable vehicle

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (recommended)

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Ideal choice for families
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Small-group tour
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