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Combo Day Tour: Volcanoes and Mayan Sites

1. Combo Day Tour: Volcanoes and Mayan Sites

During this El Salvador Combo Day 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 sigthseeing 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, continúe to the Mayan Suites área of El Salvador. On the way you will have an amazing 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 Cerén”: the famous archaeological site known as “The Pompeii of the Americas” and declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1993 for its valuable contribution to 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. Definitly a whole differente experience! What are you waiting for?

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A friendly, knowledgeable guide who provided a great service.

This was a half-day private tour of the city. Irving was great. He picked me up at the hotel promptly. I felt at ease with him right away. We saw the "must-see" sites in San Salvador and he had a lot to say about each. We had interesting and fun conversations between site visits. Some of it related to the tour, some of it was just about life. It was all good. We skipped a few things, like a shopping area, partly because I wasn't really interested, and partly because I wasn't feeling very well. I was having a typical case of traveler's upset. I was well enough to go on the tour but I was glad that I booked it as a private tour so that when I was getting tired, we cut it a little short. In other words, I paid a premium for a private tour and it was worth every penny, both because of the quality of our interactions and the flexibility that I needed that day.

Informative, professional, friendly

First station volcano, walk together, could also be designed individually. Second station volcano lake (view) with food. San Andreas (hot museum) Joyen der Ceren (insight into parts of the museum that are temporarily closed for visitors) Comprehensively informed tour guide who also speaks perfect English. A successful day, the trip on the Panamericana and seeing the transport habits make the trip worthwhile.

The tour was fantastic! Roberto was friendly and knowledgable. He truly has a passion for his country and it came across in the way he shared about the sites, the history, and the people. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to understand some of the history of San Salvador!

This was an all day tour that involved some hiking with stairs. But Benjamin spoke good English and was incredibly informative. I learned so much in one day that I will carry with me for a lifetime! I saw active volcanoes, cloud forest, Crater lake, Mayan Ruins and Pyramids.

The guide picked me up and then we left. First I saw the city from the outside and then we drove to the old town. There was a festival in town which was lucky for me. I saw local dances, heard local music and more. The guide was welcoming and informative.