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Santa Ana Volcano Hiking Tour + Coatepeque Lake Sightseeing provided by Salvadorean Tours

Santa Ana Volcano Hiking Tour + Coatepeque Lake Sightseeing

Santa Ana Volcano Hiking Tour + Coatepeque Lake Sightseeing
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Huff your way up Santa Ana Active Volcano! El Salvador’s highest, on this full-day tour in Cerro Verde National Park. Walk through a windy cloud forest, and at the crater, capture views of a glimmering lagoon and panoramas of Lake Coatepeque, Izalco and Cerro Verde volcanoes and the Pacific Ocean. Upgrade to include a  guide, who will lead you on this moderately difficult hike and explain the geology, lush vegetation and village ruins you see along the way. A comfortable vehicle from San Salvador hotels are included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6699PVTILAMA
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional guide (if option selected)
  • Parking Fees
  • Natural Park Entrances
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Ana Volcano
  • Entry/Admission - National Park Cerro Verde
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Professional guide (if option not selected)
  • Food.
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up at any hotel in the designated areas
  • San Salvador, El Salvador Main hotels and residential areas in San Salvador city. If you are in a private residence, please contact us.
  • El Zonte, El Salvador Main hotels and residences in El Zonte. If you are in a private residence, please contact us.
  • El Tunco, El Salvador Main hotels and residences in El Tunco. If you are in a private residence, please contact us.
  • Mizata, El Salvador Main hotels and residences in Mizata. If you are in a private residence, please contact us.
  • Playa El Tunco, El Salvador Main hotels and residences in El Tunco. If you are in a private residence, please contact us.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring light jacket, sunscreen and a hat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional guide (if option selected)
  • Parking Fees
  • Natural Park Entrances
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Ana Volcano
  • Entry/Admission - National Park Cerro Verde
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Professional guide (if option not selected)
  • Food.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up at any hotel in the designated areas
  • San Salvador, El Salvador Main hotels and residential areas in San Salvador city. If you are in a private residence, please contact us.
  • El Zonte, El Salvador Main hotels and residences in El Zonte. If you are in a private residence, please contact us.
  • El Tunco, El Salvador Main hotels and residences in El Tunco. If you are in a private residence, please contact us.
  • Mizata, El Salvador Main hotels and residences in Mizata. If you are in a private residence, please contact us.
  • Playa El Tunco, El Salvador Main hotels and residences in El Tunco. If you are in a private residence, please contact us.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring light jacket, sunscreen and a hat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
A note from Santa Ana Volcano Hiking Tour + Coatepeque Lake Sightseeing
We suugest to bring your own hand sanitizer
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 5 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Playa El Tunco
    See details
  • 2
    Playa el Zonte municipio de Chiltiupán
    See details
    Pass by
    Lago de Coatepeque
    Izalco Volcano
  • 3
    Santa Ana Volcano
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    National Park Cerro Verde
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Lake Coatepeque
  • You'll return to the starting point
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babbsblake
Seattle, WA1 contribution
Dec 2021
Our guide was super knowledgeable and friendly. He allowed us to set the pace for the hike and we never felt pressured or rushed. He took photos of us once we made it to the top that turned out great. We were also able to stop before the hike to get snacks/drinks. He made us feel comfortable and we learned a lot along the way.
Written 16 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ktoorcana
1 contribution
Nov 2021
Prior to hiking up Santa Ana, be sure to have eaten a good breakfast and take some nutritious snacks or get at the park station at the base. Our tour guide Benjamin enlisted some help to get our group safely up and down Santa Ana. While at the top, he explained more about the volcano and additional history. The views at the top were remarkable! Such a memorable experience and worth trying at least once maybe twice in your lifetime. Safe travels!
Written 29 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ricky C
Brooklyn, NY2 contributions
Oct 2021
This tour was the highlight of my trip to El Salvador. This is a one-of-a-kind experience you should not miss when visiting the country. The views up here are breathtaking. Make sure to bring water and a light meal for your trip. I stopped by some pupusas on our way to the volcano.

Benjamin was our tour leader and Vitelio was our driver. They make an excellent team, they're knowledgeable about the history of El Salvador, and they are fluent English speakers. They answered all of our questions and made sure we had a hospitable experience in the tour. During our hike up the volcano we were also helped by Leonel and Elizabeth. They assist tourists going up and down the volcano.
Written 22 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Ricky. Thank you so much for taking the time to write us and share your experience with another travelers about your trip with us and specially about our guides team. We were very lucky to have you with us . We hope to see you again in the near future. Have a wonderful day and remember you can count on with new friends in El Salvador!
Written 25 October 2021
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Dave H
New Castle, PA2 contributions
The tour was amazing in no small part due to our English speaking tour guide Benjamin. Benjamin was very knowledgeable, not just about the Volcano & surrounding vegetation but past and current Salvadoran culture and government. His pride in his country and culture was refreshing and enlightening. My partner and I highly recommend Salvadorean Tours and their guides through TripAdvisor.com.

On to the hike. Benjamin parked us at El Tibet which gave us access to the volcano trail which shaved a good 45 min - hour off of our hike time. The ranger station had snacks and drinks for sale at very affordable prices compared to national parks in the USA.

The first part of the trail was well shaded and jungle like. This part of the trail was mostly dirt and tree roots with steps created that made it not too difficult to be on. The elevation of the trail increased gradually for the most part.

As the jungle gave way the trail became a little more rocky and steep. The view here of neighboring volcano, Izalco and the Cerro Verde was incredible. Now more desert vegetation was visible:Agave plant. With less shade and more rocks on the trail the hike becomes arduous. This is where a hat, sunblock and proper hiking shoes are needed.

Benjamin’s love of volcanoes comes beaming through. He erupts with details of past volcanic activity, the effect they had on local people, crops and the economy, and the markings they left on the land. He points out these markings and we are again amazed.

We are almost at the summit. Earlier travel goers are coming back down the Volcano and telling us “It’s not too much further.” “you got this!” Words of encouragement that were greatly needed and welcomed. The trail now is more steep with even more rocks. The air is getting thinner and there is no shade. The weather gods were looking out for us though, as the mountain was being shrouded in cloud cover to protect us from the sun.

The summit of the Volcano and the turquoise acidic lake inside its crater were a sight to behold. The surroundings resemble science fiction films on deserted alien planets of rock, dust, sand and steam.

Everyone at the Summit was super friendly, exhausted from the hike, proud they made it to the top and willing to tell their story. A collective brother and sisterhood of Volcano climbers . An experience we will not soon forget.

Take home points: wear hiking boots, sunblock, and a hat. Bring water and snacks. Bring a towel or bandana as you will sweat… ALOT!!
Written 25 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear David . Thank you so much for taking the time to write us and share your experience with another travelers about your trip with us and specially about Benjamin. We were very lucky to have you with us . We hope to see you again in the near future. Have a wonderful day and remember you can count on with new friends in El Salvador!
Written 27 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gamblelisa
Geneva, Switzerland1 contribution
Mar 2021
Well worth it - nice hike and beautiful volcano and views.
It was very windy at the top and quite cold - bring an extra layer
Written 24 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good morning Lisa, good day from El Salvador and thank you for your message. Thank you so much for taking the time to write us. We were very lucky to have you with us and we hope to see you again in the near future. Have a great day and never stop traveling!
Written 6 April 2021
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Rozio A
2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Definitely worth every penny. The experience and our guide Christian were outstanding. Christian was very knowledgeable and attentive. The delicious paleta at the top was the icing on the cake.
Written 8 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good day from San Salvador, thank you for taking the time to write us and share with other travelers about your experience with us. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the time during this tour in our country, we hope to have the opportunity to assist you forward. Have a great day and never stop traveling
Written 3 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Josue Rodriguez
2 contributions
Dec 2019
From pick pick up to drop off Salvadorian Tours showed us their quality of service with a nice van with AC for the trip. Cristian was our guide, he explained every interesting part of the tour.

Great views, great hike, great guide. I'll highly recommend them and will sure contact them for our future trips.
Written 7 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good day from San Salvador, thank you for taking the time to write us and share with other travelers about your experience with us. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the time during this tour in our country, we hope to have the opportunity to assist you forward. Have a great day and never stop traveling
Written 3 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julia P
9 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
This tour is hands down well worth it! The guide was awesome as well. Very friendly, knowledgable, informative and went out of his way to make sure I had the best experience. The Flower Route is a great way to get to know several towns in El Salvador. You will see spectacular views, beautiful towns, murals painted by obviously talented artists, have the opportunity to eat all types of local food, observe the Salvadorean people going about their daily lives.... I can't say enough about it... 😊👌❣
Written 27 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Julia. Good day from San Salvador, thank you for taking the time to write us and share with other travelers about your experience with us. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the time during this tour in our country, we hope to have the opportunity to assist you forward. Have a great day and never stop traveling
Written 5 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rachel Kelly M
Washington DC, District of Columbia2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
Love the hike. It’s a medium to hard hike and I recommend hiking boots and camel back if you have it. My tour was with Alfredo. He was awesome! Will definitely do the tour again and highly recommend. It took two hours to get up and two hours to get down. Ask for Alfredo.
Written 15 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good day from San Salvador, thank you for taking the time to write us and share with other travelers about your experience with us. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the time during this tour in our country with Alfredo, we hope to have the opportunity to assist you forward. Have a great day and never stop traveling!
Written 22 November 2019
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Andy
3 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
We really enjoyed the hike up Santa Ana. We booked online just a couple of days ahead and the organisation was excellent in confirming our booking and putting us in contact with our guide Alfredo. (I've done trips a bit like this before where there has been much more uncertainty about whether the trip is booked and whether the pickup is going to happen). Alfredo was super-friendly and accomodating in what we wanted to do. We asked for the tour in spanish to practice our language but his English was great too. Cool hike, lovely views, pretty beetles. Nice to get out into the countryside. Top lunch at a restaurant overlooking the nearby crater lake on our way back. Top marks.
Written 16 July 2019
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Hello Mr. Andy, good day from El Salvador :D Thank you for your comment and for taking the time to write to us here on TripAdvisor. We are very happy you had a great time during your volcano hiking tour with our team. This makes us feel happy as we strive hard to promote our destination outside so more travelers can come and discover our home. We will surely let Alfredo know about his good work and we hope to have the opportunity to assist you again in the near future. Please if there is anything else we can do for you please do not hesitate to contact us :) Have a great day and never stop traveling!
Written 26 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Salvadorean Tours need to be more organized with this tour
I took this tour on Monday, 17th January As the day tour involves going through the Guatemalan border before headi
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A Great Tour of El Salvador
We spent a wonderful day touring the countryside and small towns of El Salvador along the Flowers Route. Our tour g
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fantastic sight seeing!
We got Benjamin to do our tour. An excellent tour guide! He was highly knowledgeable about the regions we visited,
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Great time in Salvador
We had a great time in Salvador. We are a Polish travel agency and had a small group in Salvador. Eduardo helped us
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One of the best tours out there.
i've had hundreds of tours all over the world, and this was one of the best. Zero sales pitches, not rushed, allowi
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Amazing!
The tour guide (Benjamin) was amazing and informative. He gave us so much history so that we weren’t bored on the c
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Unforgettable experience
Benjamin was a great tour guide, knowledgeable, funny and made sure everyone was safe. I had a great experience lea
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Touring with Benjamin Franklin
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One week in El Salvador
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Flowers Route & Coffee Farm :)
The Flowers Route with the Coffee Farm was an excellent choice. Marc was a great and knowledgeable guide who had ma
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Fantastic tour - highly recommended
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I had the absolute best time taking this tour! My guide, Benjamin, was very kind and personable. He had extensive k
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Wonderful
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A true gem!
A truly special experience in such a beautiful place. My guide Marbell was very knowledgeable and knew the most qua
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