Volcanoes and Archeology Combo Tour Description
Make the most of your visit to El Salvador with this combo tour. Enjoy watching closely one of the most beautiful volcanoes in El Salvador. On this tour we will visit in volcano complex, exactly in the Cerro Verde National Park. Cerro Verde is an inactive volcano that has developed a misty forest. It has become home to hundreds of species of birds, mammals, trees and plants. The perfect place to get in touch with nature. We will make a walk along the park’s paths, we will observe from the top 3 different volcanoes: The Izalco Volcano, known for being the youngest volcano in El Salvador, known as the Pacific lighthouse, a volcano with an almost perfect cone shape. We will continue in the sederos and observe the imposing volcano of Santa Ana, the highest volcano in El Salvador, made its last burp in 2005. You will also observe from the top the beautiful lake Coatepeque, a volcanic caldera that has become the lake most beautiful of El Salvador.
After finishing the visit on our trail we will visit Coatepeque Lake. Lake Coatepeque is the most beautiful lake in the country. Here you can enjoy a delicious lunch with a spectacular view of the lake.
We will continue with our tour, but now in the archaeological wealth of El Salvador, we will visit the San Andres Archaeological Site. This was a political center – Cerenmonial that worked during the last part of the classical period. We will visit the Acropolis, the most exclusive part during its use by the Maya, we will understand the connection it had with other important sites such as Copan in Honduras.
We will finish with the visit to the most important archaeological site in El Salvador, Joya de Cere. Known as the Pompeii of America, it was a Mayan agricultural village that was buried by the ashes of a volcano 1400 years ago. All this allowed the village to remain almost intact until it was found a few years ago. Now it has become the only place in the Mayan world where you can understand how the normal population lived.
Volcanoes and Archeology Combo Tour Itinerary
Your guide will be waiting for you ready to start this adventure
Arrival at Cerro Verde national park, a local guide will accompany us on the tour of the park’s trails to observe nature, we will have the opportunity to appreciate the volcanoes and the incredible Salvadoran territory. This tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. The volcanoes will not scale, we can only appreciate them from Cerro Verde National Park.
Enjoy a delicious lunch with a spectacular view of the lake. If you wish you can bring your swimsuit to enjoy a few minutes of its refreshing water. Here is the place to have lunch.
Arrival at the San Andres Archaeological Site. We will take a tour in the interpretive museum. One of the rooms deals with the theme of the Colony, because an indigo factory from the colonial era of El Salvador was found on the site. In San Andres we will have access to the acropolis, a group of pyramids where the Zapotitan valley was dominated.
The only UNESCO site in El Salvador may be a small site but it provides unparalleled information in the Mayan world. Tour in the interpretive museum to understand the importance of the site. Tour of the structures, we will visit the houses, wineries, fields, the temazcal sauna. It will be an interesting way to understand the life of the Maya closely.
We start our return to your lodging hotel in San Salvador, an approximate ride of 40 minutes. Approximate time of arrival 05.00 pm. End of our services.
This is a tour for all ages, the walk does not require much physical effort. You can bring your swimsuit if you want to take a brief dip in Lake Coatepeque. Do not forget your insect repellent.
Inclusions & Exclusions on this Trip
INCLUSIONS •Small Groups • San Salvador city hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by comfortable vehicle • Professional guide • All Entrances fees.
EXCLUSIONS •Gratuities (optional)• Lunch /Food • Drinks • water bottle
- The perfect tour if you have short time
- Appreciate the beauty of Salvadoran volcanoes
- Discover the beauty of a misty forest
- Visit the most beautiful lake in the country
- Visit the Pompeii of America
- Discover the Mayan history in El Salvador