Stopover Tour San Salvador & Joya de Ceren

  • 7 - 8 Hours

    Recommended Layover Time

  • Difficulty: Easy

    Recommended for all ages

  • International Airport

    Meeting Point

  • Tuesday through Sunday


  • Tour Duration 5:00 H

    According to your itinerary

Description San Salvador & Joya de Ceren Tour:

Your stopover in El Salvador will be the perfect opportunity to get to know one of the most important archaeological sites in the Mayan world: Joya de Cerén. This UNESCO site shows in a unique way how the Mayans lived 1400 years ago. You can see the houses, warehouses, kitchen, temazcal sauna, corn plantations, agave, yucca. All this preserved because of the ashes of a volcanic eruption. We will complete your experience with a tour in San Salvador. A historic city, full of contrasts. You will know the history of one of the oldest cities in Central America, frequently hit by earthquakes. This stopover tour in San Salvador will give you the opportunity to get in touch with the culture and the people of El Salador. We will walk in the squares and buildings that adorn the Historic Center of San Salvador. It will also be your opportunity to try the delicious dish of the Salvadorans: the Pupusas.

Itinerary Layover Tour:

Important Note: The duration of this tour and the time in each one of the attractions is conditioned by important external factors. Our goal is to be at the airport 2 hours before your next flight.

When you arrive at the airport our team will be waiting for you to manage your exit tax exemption and assist you in the entire immigration process, in an express way, once you will be presented to your assigned tourist guide.

We will leave the international airport and go directly from the airport to Joya de Ceren Archeological Site, this journey has an approximate duration of 1.5 hours. On the way you will enjoy the scenery while your guide shares interesting historical facts.

Once at the archaeological site, we will make an interpretive path through time. We will know the old structures, we will visit the museum. We will understand the important and revealing information that this small but important archaeological site, Jewel of Ceren, brings to the Mayan world.

If time allows, we will visit the dry lava of the last eruption of the San Salvador volcano in 1917. Impressive sea of volcanic rocks. Proof of Salvadoran volcanic activity

We will continue our journey to San Salvador. We will visit the most modern area of San Salvador, without missing the important historical monuments. All while we are heading to the Historic Center of San Salvador.

Once in the historical center we will walk in the public squares, we will observe closely the day by day of the Salvadorans. We will walk in open markets, visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, El Rosario Church. We will have a panoramic view of the National Palace and the National Theater.

✔ When we finish our tour in the Historic Center we will begin our return to the international airport to be on time for your next flight.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions • International airport pickup and drop-off • Transport by comfortable vehicle • Professional guide • water bottle • Airport Tax Exemption

Exclusions •Gratuities • Lunch /Dinner• Additional food and drinks


  •  Visit to the only UNESCO site in El Salvador
  •  Discover how ordinary Mayans people lived
  •  Visit the dry lava of the volcano eruption of San Salvador
  •  Tour through the modern city of San Salvador
  •  Guided walk in the Historic Center of San Salvador
  •  Try the typical dish of the Salvadorans: the Pupusas!

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