San Salvador
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Our most recommended San Salvador Day Trips

  • From San Salvador: Mayan Heritage Archaeological Tour

    1. From San Salvador: Mayan Heritage Archaeological Tour

    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.

    The Mayan Heritage tour is spectacular and I encourage everybody to experience the southern most Mayan civilization in El Salvador!

  • From San Salvador: Thermal Spa and Coffee Plant Tour

    2. From San Salvador: Thermal Spa and Coffee Plant Tour

    Experience an amazing tour in San Salvador that combines nature and culture. Get picked up from your accommodation in San Salvador and set off on your adventure. First, visit a coffee manufacturing plant and learn everything you need to learn about the coffee-making process in El Salvador. Then, visit the typical village of Ataco to see the vibrantly painted murals, shop for handicrafts in the local shops, and much more. Enjoy some free time to stop for lunch in the village at one of the many local restaurants (the cost of lunch is not included). After a good lunch, appreciate a nice relaxing swim surrounded by incredible natural scenery in the thermal waters of Alicante. Relax and recharge your body with energy in time for your return journey to San Salvador.

  • From San Salvador: The Peace Route Private Full-Day Tour

    3. From San Salvador: The Peace Route Private Full-Day Tour

    Help heal the bonds broken by El Salvador’s civil war in the 1980s with this private experience that explores the impact of the conflict. Discover the history of the 12-year civil war on a full-day tour. Start your tour with pickup in San Salvador, then relax on the approximately 3.5-hour drive to the first stop.  Visit the Mozote Memorial Site and pay homage to those that lost their lives in the war. Interact with veterans who are trying to help rebuild their communities after the conflict. Stop at the Museum of the Revolution, where you can hear the testimonies of witnesses and learn about the conflict’s key moments.  An expert guide will accompany you on the tour to explain the history and answer your questions. At the end of your trip, return to San Salvador where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about San Salvador

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The Mayan Heritage tour is spectacular and I encourage everybody to experience the southern most Mayan civilization in El Salvador!