San Salvador

Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan Sites including Joya de Ceren

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Combo Day Tour Volcanoes Lake and Mayan Ruins

From USD 99.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the towering volcanoes, gorgeous lakes and ancient Mayan sites of El Salvador during this comprehensive trip. During your excursion you’ll explore the country’s numerous volcanoes, including the Izalco, Santa Ana and Cerro Verde Volcanoes. Each of these sky-high peaks harbors a wealth of unique ecosystems and plant life to explore. Then check out beautiful Lake Coatepeque before exploring the Mayan-era ‘Joya de Ceren’ archaeological site and the Pre-Columbian city of San Andrés. This full-day El Salvador adventure covers site entrance fees, a guide, and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Take a full day tour of El Salvador's volcanoes, Lake Coatepeque and the Mayan site at Joya de Cerén
  • Discover the ancient Mayan city and UNESCO World Heritage site of Joya de Cerén
  • Visit the Pre-Columbian city of San Andrés
  • Great overview of El Salvador's natural wonders and ancient history

What's Included

  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Hotel's in San Salvador city)
  • Transport by a comfortable vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • $10 pick up to other location (San Salvador hotel, airbnb) per person.
  • $20 pick-up cost if staying in hotels Tunco beach La Libertad or in surrounding area (per person)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 am

Pickup details

*If you want to be picked up in your San Salvador hotel, airbnb or location you can contact us before if this is your choice. •If you are staying in hotels on the Tunco beach La Libertad or in the surrounding area, the pick-up cost is already listed on the exclusion.

What To Expect

Salvadorean Tours (Pass By)

Playa El Tunco (Pass By)

Renta Motos el gordo (Pass By)

San Andres

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Santa Ana Volcano (Pass By)

National Park Cerro Verde

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Izalco Volcano (Pass By)

Lago de Coatepeque (Pass By)

Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

San Andres

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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89 reviews
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Great value
Alfredo was great. I would highly recommend this tour. He was professional and courteous The lunch place was also very good
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Good morning! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us about your experience with Alfredo. We are so happy you enjoyed touring with us. We hope to have the opportunity to assist you again in the near future. Never stop traveling!
Cerro Verde
Jonathan_F, Aug 2023
Great trip with Benjamin. The entire trip was a wonderful learning experience. Highlight was Cerro Verde with its natural beauty. 5/5!
Nature and history lovers will enjoy this tour!
Kathy_D, Aug 2023
Our guide Benjamin was amazing. I was one of four total solo travelers on this tour so it was nice to meet the other guests. The tour takes you to a variety of sites, topographies and climates. It makes for a long day but totally worth it to see so many interesting sites.
Highlights of El Salvador
Puskar_N, July 2023
Our guide, Carlos, and driver, Vitelly (sp?), were great. There was only one other couple on the tour with us so it was easy to talk and ask questions. We got to see Joya de Ceren first, then San Andres, then lake Coatepeque and finally Cerro Verde. When traffic was backed up getting back into San Salvador, we had time to chat with Carlos and he gave us many recommendations for other things to try before our trip ended. We got a message via viator/email from the tour company ~24hrs before the tour finalizing our pickup time.
Great tour!
Dawn_T, July 2023
Loved seeing the volcanoes, Lake Coatepeque, and the archeological sites. I enjoyed this tour immensely! And Starlin, my guide, was informative, and very thoughtful. Saw a lot in one day!
Great experience
Terri_T, July 2023
Tour guide and driver we fabulous. Beautiful country. Felt like we saw it all and learned lots. Had a great day.
Alice_C, June 2023
I ended up being the only person on this tour, and my driver was great. Eduardo was kind and picked me up right on time and shared a lot of great wisdom. We visited all the best spots and saw great views. I learned a lot in my first day in El Salvador and when I was really exhausted I felt safe sleeping in the car while he drove around.
Alfredo & El Salvador
Matthew_R, June 2023
Alfredo was incredible. Very knowledgeable & friendly! He made sure I felt comfortable and had a great time taking this tour solo.
Good learning experience
Ben_H, June 2023
The guide was very fun and personable! Many stories and experiences ranging from history to politics.
The tour provider was...
Erykah_B, Nov 2022
The tour provider was unreachable when we contacted them a few days before to confirm our pick up point. We tried to call and they hung up on us, we contacted them through Viator and they finally got back to us the night before our tour and told us that the tour starts at 7:15 am instead of 8:30 am which was stated on our tickets. We agreed that they would pick us up from Casa de mar hotel in El Sunzal at 7:30 am.We had to rush to get our breakfast cause the breakfast at the hotel starts at 7 am. Then it took about 1.5 hrs to pick everyone up for the tour as some people were in San Salvador and some at to the beach side. The traffic is in San Salvador and on highways is terrible. It says that the tour is around 9 hrs but because of having to pick everyone up and then drop them off at their hotels we spent 13 hrs on this tour. We were the first ones to be picked up and the last ones to be dropped off even though there was an option to drop us off first after the tour but when we asked our guide Benjamin about that he said that "we will make other ppl mad" so they went to San Salvador to drop ppl off which took us an extra 2.5-3 hrs and we were the last ones to be dropped off. Nobody cared what we would think about spending so much time driving around. In total we spent only about 5 hrs outside the bus looking at. Volcanos and pyramids but the rest 8 hrs was spent on the bus in traffic getting from point a to point b and picking ppl up and dropping them off after. Overall I would not recommend this tour as we were super tired and unhappy. We concluded that it would have been easier to just get our hotel driver take us to the same places and it would have been not so much driving as what we had to do on that 13 hr tour and a lot cheaper. Also the price of the tour is way too much for what you get. The admission to the places we visited was only a few dollars. We had to pay for our lunch even though it was not expensive an they could have included it in the price of the tour. Clearly the tour provider needs to figure out the logistics of this tour better as the ppl that are on the beach side will have to suffer the most by spending an additional 4 hrs in comparison to everyone else.
The tour was great,...
gyongyike_k, Nov 2022
The tour was great, absolutely enjoyed it, tour guide if I remember correctly Eduardo was very knowledgeable and professional. Approved
chrisdavila3017, July 2022
Chris from I chose this tour as I had a short trip in El Salvador and wanted to ensure I saw the top items on my list. This tour was perfect for this! Benjamin, the tour guide is super knowledgeable on the country, gave me tons of insider tips which I can’t wait to share in my travel blog and I felt really safe exploring El Salvador.
Great history lesson
Megan_V, July 2022
Ado was great and provided lots of information about the historical sites. He shared lots of information about the area. He explained all the food options at the place we stopped at for lunch and helped ordering the food. He made the tour easy and informative. Great way to see a lot in a short amount of time.
Must do tour
Travel_T, July 2022
Must do while you are here. Benejimim(probably spelled it wrong) was great took me took me to all the places and was very knowlegeable about his country!! Spoke great english and was teaching me some spanish along the way!
Don't Miss Out
Shannon_F, Mar 2022
Eduardo was a great tour guide! Knowledgeable of every place we visited, great storyteller, mindful of time, and funny. Would not have been mad if he was actually on vacation with us, lol. My partner and I joined the tour along with another guy who was from the U.S. By the end of the day none of us felt like strangers and we all left learning a little more about the history of El Salvador and ourselves.
Sandra_K, Mar 2020
We loved this. This was our first time to ES and we had Eduardo as our guide for our city tour from the day before and for this tour also. I think we saw and learned so much that I came back an expert to tell others about the country.
Amazing time!
Samantha_V, Mar 2020
Our tour guide was amazing! So knowledgeable about the area. He went Above and beyond in so many ways. Making sure we were comfortable, giving us time to explore on our own, and even showed us some areas not on the tour! He was great at letting us know what the itinerary was and if we wanted to spend less/extra time on certain parks. I will absolutely use this tour service again! Would def recommend a personal tour guide to anyone visiting!
Great Trip - I recommend.
Rhiannon_T, Mar 2020
Great tour - We saw 2 Mayan sites, a large volcano overlooking a caldera and had a walk through the jungle. Amazing views and lunch was great (dishes like salmon, prawns, chicken with fresh coffee from the area).
Great experience!
Russell_S, Jan 2020
Great tour! Our guide, Benjamin, was very thorough and knowledgeable. I walked away with a PhD in Mayan history. The trip was smooth sailing. I will book again with this company on my next trip to El Salvador!
Such a great dag!!
mariaelviranordstrom, Dec 2019
We had such a great day and are already longing for going back. Our guide Antonio picked out great places and made the tour a great time with lots of fun and good laughes. Go there!

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