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Santa Ana Volcano Tour Adventure Early Hike + Coatepeque Lake visit and swim
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Santa Ana Volcano Tour Adventure Early Hike + Coatepeque Lake visit and swim

By Eco Tours Petate
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 12-65, max of 10 per group
Duration: 8h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in San Salvador metropolitan area
  • Small Groups
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We offer pick-up at hotels in the metropolitan area of San Salvador
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12583P5

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • What to bring?
        • Comfortable Shoes
        • Light Clothing
        • Sunscreen
        • Sweater or Jacket
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • Swimwear
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12583P5

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        • Eco Tours Petate
          331
          San Salvador, El Salvador
          Joined in March 2015
        • Trek790698
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun day with a great guide.
          I highly recommend this company. Osmaro, our guide was absolutely brilliant! He picked us up and took us to see Sochitoto and back safely. He has an excellent command of the English language and a vast knowledge of El Salvadorian history. He explained everything in detail and was able to answer all of our questions. A very socialable and accommodating guide. I only wish that we could have gone on another day trip with him. A great day.
          Written 21 July 2024
        • W4726PNjosephm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Exceeding my expectations
          I went on this tour and it turned into a surprise tour of the history of El Salvador with live interviews from people on the front lines of the civil war! I honestly didn’t expect much from El Salvador at all but this company showed me around and exceeded my expectations to the point that I will be returning with much much more time next time!
          Written 21 July 2024
        • dz_miami
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour and good customer service
          We had a great experience in this tour. It was easy to book (received almost immediate response and worked with me to determine which tour was best for what we wanted to do). Osmaro was a great tour guide - he knew a lot about all the places we visited, adapted to what the group was interested in, and made our day great. My kids loved Cafe Albania and the thermal pools! I would definitely recommend this tour and tour company. This area of El Salvador is beautiful and definitely worth the visit!
          Written 18 July 2024
        • P5386DFhectora
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Tour
          The whole trip was amazing. I’m a Salvadorian descendant and it was a thrill to explore my roots and learn a lot about my culture. The guide was very positive and informative throughout the entire activity. I’ve actually been recommending friends and family to do this in the future because it was such a great experience. Thanks Osmaro for everything.
          Written 14 July 2024
        • 487heidyb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          All 21 members of our group were highly pleased and impressed by their services.
          Our experience with Mr. Rafael and Osmar from Eco Tours Petate was exceptional. They were incredibly informative, providing valuable insights throughout the trip. Their driver, Hector, was excellent. They were flexible and accommodating to our group of 21 people and consistently punctual.; they were gracious and respectful to the group. El Salvador is a fantastic vacation destination, especially with Eco Tours Petate. I highly recommend you book your tours with them.
          Written 8 July 2024
        • N5658EWjosep
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour!
          Excellent experience, I highly recommend. Our guide Rafael was very knowledgeable and also a great photographer. We really enjoyed the tour. Pick up and drop off from our hotel, everything was a breeze.
          Written 8 July 2024
        • mperrin91
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic experience with a passionate tour guide
          Herbert was the best tour guide we’ve had all trip and the tour itself was great. We saw all the highlights of the Ruta de las Flores and the coffee tour and hot springs were great. The van was comfortable and new with AC. Herbert took the time and effort to talk about the Nahuatl language and it was clear how much he loved giving the tour. We would recommend this 100%.
          Written 5 July 2024
        • noes968
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing excursion
          Had a wonderful day seeing the San Salvador Volcano Crater, Rainbow Slide, Suchitoto Waterfall and more! Herbert did an amazing job, he’s proficient at his craft, knowledgeable, kind and has great vibes - great job! If you are in San Salvador, very much recommend booking this tour 🤙🏽
          Written 24 June 2024
        • seanaD5075TV
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Experience, recommend!
          Had a great time with Gerbert, he was very knowledgeable about the history and explained everything well in both English and Spanish. He even had recommendations for other things to do while here including food and was always in great spirits.
          Written 16 June 2024
        • Johanna R
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour of charming towns
          Great experience. This is my first time in El Salvador after 40 years. Our guide, Herbert was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable in El Salvador history and I learned so much about my Salvadoran roots. Each town we visited had it’s own charm and Herbert was so patient and accommodating as we explored and shopped. This is a great tour if you wan to learn more about El Salvador.
          Written 9 June 2024
        • gregwb2021
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Experience
          Amazing day! Rafa was very knowledgeable and personable. Lots of fun and ending on the slide was a perfect touch. Highly recommend.
          Written 27 May 2024
        • Z6781MMalicek
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day out!
          This was a great one-day trip to explore all that San Salvador has to offer in one day. Rafa was a great tour guide - super knowledgable and friendly. Would definitely recommend!
          Written 21 May 2024
        • jennyiL1922EO
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome Tour Company!
          The Flowers Route tour with Rafael was awesome! He's a super knowledgeable guide and you can really tell he loves his country! Super friendly and he took us to some of the coolest spots in El Salvador. The hot springs and bike zipline were my favorite parts. The pickup and drop off were seamless and I learned so much about the country. I also did the Izalco Hike with Osmaro. He was such a patient and kind tour guide who was also very informative about the hike. The hike was extremely difficult and he was so patient with me throughout the whole hike. I got stung by some bees and had some difficulty with the climb and he was super friendly and caring about it the whole time. I definitely recommend this company for all of your tours in El Salvador, they're really so awesome!
          Written 18 May 2024
        • 564albae
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour
          Excellent tour !!!!!!! Excellent guide Rafael !!!! Each and every place we went was very interesting we are ready to come back for more !!!!!!!!!!
          Written 6 May 2024
        • 564albae
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The whole experience was excellent
          Our guide Rafael made our experience exceptional, he is salvadorian encyclopedia, each place was so good we already want to come back !
          Written 6 May 2024
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        Holly W
        Dallas, TX220 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Finding tours as a solo traveler can be difficult at times. After doing some research, I landed on Petate Tours for the early morning Santa Ana hike. Osmaro was a great guide. He was prompt with pickup and patient with me climbing some of the rocks lol. He was very knowledgeable about all things El Salvador and gave me other ideas for my visit. Thank you!
        Written 4 February 2022
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        Kara H
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2023 • Couples
        Such a great experience. Osmaro picked us up at the hotel on time. We were able to arrive at the top of the volcano before anyone else was up there. His knowledge of the country and area was impressive and we were left completely satisfied with our experience. We communicated ahead of time that we needed vegan options for lunch and he brought us to a spot on the lake that could accommodate. Highly recommend!
        Written 4 November 2023
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        Kimrey B
        Barcelona, Spain13 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Couples
        A relatively easy hike up rewards you with spectacular, 360 degree views stretching from the numerous nearby volcanoes to the Pacific Ocean. The lake visit afterwards was the perfect way to round out the trip, sipping on cold beers and enjoying delicious food while taking in the relaxed atmosphere. We didn’t bring swim gear, but a jump in the lake definitely looked appealing.

        By far the best part of the tour, however, was spending time with our knowledgeable guide, Osmaro. We learned a wealth of information about the history, culture, gastronomy and ecology of El Salvador and came away with a much better understanding of our surroundings. Thank you!
        Written 20 August 2023
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        Tay R
        Brooklyn, NY73 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What a great day trip from San Salvador!

        I booked around 7pm the night before and was very impressed with how quickly Eco Tours Petate got back to me. Our guide Osmaro sent me a WhatsApp message right away to plan for the morning. I was staying near the airport, so I ubered to San Salvador (35 minutes) for a 6am pick up. We had a total of 7 people in our group.

        We started hiking around 8:30. Osmaro kept us at the perfect pace while explaining our surrounding area. We were able to ask him questions on our way up. Once we reached the top he made sure to take everyone’s photo from the best view point.

        I generally hike in proper boots but my regular running shoes were okay for this one. Some parts are rocky but the path is well maintained.

        I am glad we left early because soooo many people were coming up as we were headed down. We were all about to grab photos without waiting and I know the crowding layer on would have held us up.

        We made it back to San Salvador around 4pm and we really appreciated Osmaro offering to drive us back to the airport.
        Written 23 July 2023
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        spottyboy
        South Padre Island, TX9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2024 • Couples
        Petate is a family own company, I would not have enough space to say how well they treated my husband and me, passionate about their work, with a wide knowledge of their culture, very polite, respectful and very inclusive, they taught us the whole country without time restriction, their vehicles are very clean and new. We took almost all the tours and they always arrived on time and they made suggestions to us, Mr. Rafael and his son Osmaro are very nice and very well educated people, they are always willing to listen to us and make us have a very nice vacation, we had one of the most beautiful vacations thanks to this company, I highly recommend them to all those people who come to El Salvador for the first time, they will not regret it.

        Atte.

        Hugo & Samuel.
        Written 8 May 2024
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        Amy Cabe
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2022 • Family
        It was a wonderful experience to visit the breathtaking scenery El Salvador has to offer. Rafael & Fernando were amazing tour guides! They were very professional, knowledgeable, patient and adaptable to our changing schedule. We toured Golfo de Fonseca (a must!) which included visiting Espíritu de la Montaña, a boat tour and lunch at Isla Zacatillo. Hiked el Volcán de Santa Ana and did the Ruta de Las Flores with a stop at Termales de Santa Teresa (also a must!) I’ll definitely be booking them for future trips. Gracias Rafael y Fernando por hacer nuestra visita a El Salvador inolvidable!!
        Written 22 August 2022
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        Elaine A
        Suwanee, GA14 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2024 • Family
        Definitely worth the experience! The views are breathtaking! Our tour guide Osmaro was amazing. He was kind friendly and very patient with us, especially me I was struggling on the hike. He was full of knowledge definitely learned a few things about El Salvador. The visit to the lake was very peaceful and relaxing, especially after the hike. Drop off and pick up were very smooth. Definitely a must do on your list of things to do in El Salvador!
        Written 12 July 2024
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        Katie Z
        Houston, TX6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2023
        I loved this hike! It was a great day trip for anyone wanting to get out of San Salvador for a moment to explore the surrounding area. The hike is a moderate physical level and about half of it is rocky (towards the top). It's definitely accessible for many age groups but I suggest making sure you have good foot wear. The views of the lake and volcano are amazing.

        Lake Coatepeque was beautiful and a nice relaxing way to end our day. Would recommend to anyone families or people looking for a great way to see some nature.
        Written 28 June 2023
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        Brianna T
        Washington DC, DC13 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2024 • Friends
        So amazing! I’m not much of a hiker so was a bit nervous at first, but Osmaro was such a great guide! He was gracious about stopping when we needed it, and offered to take lots of photos for us! He even stopped at a coffee shop with an overlook and then had lots of recommendations for our lunch (and stopped so we could eat post-hike)!

        I learned so much on this tour. Would definitely use their group again!!
        Written 12 July 2024
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        Matt S
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2023 • Solo
        Cannot thank the amazing tour guide enough. Sometimes you meet people who you can instantly tell are exceedingly intelligent—he was certainly one of those people. He knew so much about the history of El Salvador, the volcanoes and environment on which we were hiking, and was general very pleasant to talk to. If you have the opportunity, I cannot recommend booking this tour enough.
        Written 4 November 2023
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