Mayan Route Layover Tour El Salvador

  • Tour Duration 5:00 H

    According to your itinerary

  • Difficulty: Easy

    Recommended for all ages

  • International Airport

    Meeting Point

  • Saturday and Sunday


  • 7 - 8 Hours

    Recommended Layover Time

Description Mayan Route Layover Tour El Salvador

If you have a layover in El Salvador, don’t stay at the airport. Discover two of the most important archeological sites in El Salvador. Joya de Ceren is considered the Pompeii of America. The only place in the entire Mayan world where you can observe the architecture, the way of life and food of a Mayan agricultural community that was buried under the eruption of a volcano. I keep this almost intact for more than 1400 years. The second archeological site we will visit is San Andres. A political and ceremonial center used between 600 to 900 A.D. Here we will have access to the acropolis, a space reserved for leaders. This has left an interesting complex of pyramids, skulls, ceramics, and an interesting indigo factory from the colonial period. Two different scenarios of the Mayan world, in one the way of life of the Mayan elite and in the other the way of life of ordinary people. Dare to discover this during your layover

Itinerary Layover Tour:

  • 01

    Meet and Greet

    Your guide will be waiting for you outside the airport with a sign with your name to start to start this lovely experience.

  • 02

    Joya de Ceren

    We will leave the international airport and go directly to the airport. until the Jewel of 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.

  • 03

    San Andres

    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. Later we will visit the archaeological site of San Andrés, a pyramid complex that is used as a political and ceremonial center. It was avoided by the Maya during the classical period until it was abandoned after the Mayan collapse. This had a great commercial connection with Copan in Honduras.

  • 06

    Return to the International Airport

    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.


Tour during stopover in San Salvador Includes:

  • Pick up and drop off at the international airport.
  • Assistance inside the airport for an express migration process.
  • Transportation in a comfortable vehicle.
  • Certified professional guide

Does not include:

  • Tips
  • Lunch / Dinner Additional food and drinks
  • Additional route to those mentioned above


  •  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
  • Visit a Mayan Political and Ceremonial Center
  •  Try the typical dish of the Salvadorans: the Pupusas!

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