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From San Salvador: Mayan Heritage Archaeological Tour

From San Salvador: Mayan Heritage Archaeological Tour

From US$ 83 per person

Learn about the Mayan heritage of El Salvador on a guided tour. Visit the most notable Mayan sites in the country including San Andrès, Tazumal, and Casa Blanca.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from Colonia Escalon, Colonia San Benito, Cd Merliot, and Santa Tecla
Private group


  • See San Andres, a ceremonial Mayan city
  • Visit Tazumal, the tallest Mayan temple in the country
  • See the many layers of history preserved by volcano eruptions
Full description
Visit the most important Mayan sites in El Salvador on a full-day guided tour. Throughout the experience, your professional and local guide will explain to your small group all there is to know. Start with San Andrès, a large Mayan city that was preserved by layers of ash from a nearby volcano eruption. Get a glimpse into the life of the regular Mayan people and learn about the drink of the kings. Then continue to Tazumal, the largest pyramid in the country with a unique drainage system created by Mayans. Enjoy its museum and explore important historical artifacts. Learn how Mayans dyed fabrics using plants at Casa Blanca, a separate archeological park but once part of a single community which included Tazumal. In Chalchuapa, see some Spanish buildings left over by the conquistadores. End your day with a meal in a restaurant overlooking the Coatepeque lake.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • During the tour, you will be given free time for lunch.
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The Mayan Heritage tour is spectacular and I encourage everybody to experience the southern most Mayan civilization in El Salvador!

June 22, 2021

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