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Archeological Mayan Sites Tour including the Pompeii of America, Joya de Ceren
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Archeological Mayan Sites Tour including the Pompeii of America, Joya de Ceren

By EC Tours El Salvador
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On this tour exploring the Mayan impire in El Salvador and it most famous archeological sites, such as Joya de Ceren, the Pompeii od America, San Andres, the trading center and Tazumal, the bigest temple discover in El Salvador.
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R 1 760,45
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 0-70
Duration: 8–9 hours
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Tazumal
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Tips


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We will pick you up before 8:30 am
    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
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15237P8

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • 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: 15237P8

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        • EC Tours El Salvador
          501
          San Salvador, El Salvador
          Joined in June 2015
        • Omnigear82
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Day Tour
          Solo trip with guide Lisbeth and driver Alessandro. An epic experience through four days with the. This went through a small colonial like town. Opted to do a boat trip to an island spot where got off and walked to a cave. Overall, this trip has been wonderful thanks to my two steady companions in tow. If coming to visit El Salvador use EC tours. Go with Lisbeth. Will treat you like family.
          Written 24 June 2024
        • noes968
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour!
          Great tour visiting charming towns. The highlight of our day was the hot spring. Gerson is phenomenal tour guide who possesses a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommend this tour!
          Written 24 June 2024
        • Omnigear82
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          Adventure Outing
          Went on this full day adventure to the colorful small towns of El Salvador. One of the best days because a highlight is a stop at the Albania Cafe for the adrenaline minded folks. With me we're guide Lisbeth and driver Alessandro. They were fantastic. They made freq stops along viewpoint and never felt rushed or prodded along. Without a doubt the best day with the best combo guide driver.
          Written 24 June 2024
        • Omnigear82
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          San Salvador Trek
          Did this tour with guide Lisbeth and driver Alessandro. From the start of the booking exp and airport pickup to the day trip was seamless. This is a very professional company that kept me in the loop as to when things would happen. Lisbeth is an excellent guide. Very personable and knowledgeable. We walked around the center of San Salvador and that was a fantastic experience. Was accommodating when I wanted to walk around the local market area. If you want to explore this country EC is the way to go. Lisbeth is the best!
          Written 24 June 2024
        • 591missyb
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very well-organized and fun private 4 day tour
          I traveled solo to El Salvador for 4 days in April 2023. Based on their great reviews, I contacted EC Tours. Vanessa and Yesenia listened to what I wanted to do and created the perfect itinerary for me. They were very responsive and great to deal with prior to the trip. Once I arrived, I spent 4 days with Alex and Lisbeth (Merari), who were so kind, friendly, fun, professional, and knowledgeable. I visited the Mayan archaeological sites, hiked the Santa Ana volcano, and did the Ruta de las Flores. On my last morning I had some extra time, so EC also arranged a city tour of San Salvador for me at the last minute. All of the activities were well-organized and interesting. I truly feel like I got to see and do so much in just 4 short days. But the best part of the trip was Alex and Lisbeth, who went above and beyond several times to ensure that I had the best possible experience in their country. For example, we got back earlier than expected one afternoon so they took me (and accompanied me) to the National Anthropology Museum, after I had mentioned that I wished I had more time so I could visit it. They didn’t have to do that - it wasn’t an included activity and they could have just gone home for the day. But they are excellent at what they do and take so much pride and care in their jobs, their main concern was that I got to do everything I wanted to do while in El Salvador. I cannot gush enough about how amazing these 2 people are - it was like I was hanging out with good friends for 4 days! I highly recommend EC Tours and will definitely use them again on my next trip to this amazing country!
          Written 23 June 2024
        • X7963STchristineg
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Family Vacation!
          EC tours is awesome, we highly recommend them for any type of visit. We are a family with 2 young kids. We vacationed in El Salvador with them in 2022 and had the best trip we've ever had. This time we visited Nicaragua for a week. Ms. Yesenia was our guide from start to finish this time, she was awesome. She planned our itinerary when we first inquired then led our whole trip. She was so informative and helpful especially with our kids who can be a handful. EC tours is great because they customize your vacation for the type of group and their likes/dislikes/needs. They even book your hotels. They drive you everywhere in a comfortable van. Hotel pickup and dropoff included. Price is great. Highlights were a natural volcanic spring, volcano boarding down an active volcano, swimming in a volcanic lake, and zip lining over a coffee plantation. We tell everyone in the states how great they are. Loved Ms. Yesenia and EC.
          Written 15 June 2024
        • T2895FWagatac
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best tour agency in San Salvador
          Amazing tour not only that one but five others too. Includes Santa Ana , Antigua Guatemala, Honduras and Santa Teresa Termales. Both travel guide Lizbeth and driver Alessandro make our trips excellent and memorable for us. Truly Thank you for wonderful time
          Written 14 June 2024
        • Kelsey C
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Really great
          This was a GREAT tour! My best friend and I spent 3 days in El Salvador over a holiday weekend and wanted to see as much as we could while we were there. Our first night, our plans for Saturday fell through. Literally less than 12 hours before we were supposed to be picked up. Not only was I able to book with EC, but they responded on WhatsApp to confirm within an hour. Excellent and fast customer service. Ricardo was our guide and he was excellent. Funny guy, super knowledgeable, told us about the history as well as general life and culture in El Salvador. The ruins were incredible and we learned so much! Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the volcano because of weather (it was so foggy!) but we still had a great time. We did another EC tour the next day and that was also great. I recommend this company for tours, and I really enjoyed Ricardo as our guide.
          Written 2 June 2024
        • getoutkay
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Shout out to Joshy!
          We did this tour on our first day in El Salvador. We stayed in an AirBnB and they were able to work with us on picking us up at our location. We are so happy we did this. Joshy was our wonderful tour guide and interpreter. She is very personable and charismatic, very easy to talk to. We got lucky as it was a mostly clear enough day to see the mountains and volcanoes. We enjoyed learning about local history and visiting the Mayan sites. The restaurant we went to was delicious with beautiful scenery of the lake.
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        • Dominic G
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          Excellent tour with passionate guide
          We enjoyed our tour with Lisbeth. She gave a thorough and entertaining tour of the city. The time just flew by. She also gave us great recommendations of where to eat and other available tours.
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        • P6779CYbenf
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          The Best Tour Company in El Salvador
          The process to set up the tour and the tour itself was super personalized. They catered to our needs, they were very responsive, and the drivers/tour guides were fantastic. They made our experience in El Salvador the best and I couldn't imagine a better experience.
          Written 22 May 2024
        • Jorgeortiz12
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best tour guides in San Salvador
          Such an amazing experience- Joshy and William are super friendly, knowledgeable and fun to be around. I had a wonderful time. It was perfect- Joshy knows her history and culture, and William knows his way around. I was able to learn so much about the country’s history, current state- from two locals who grew up in a very difficult time. I highly recommend these two gems- and their company. It was fun, safe, and my only regret- not having more time to spend with them!
          Written 11 May 2024
        • vrey_91
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Tamanique Waterfall
          I spent a lot of time with William who is absolutely hilarious. He picked me up from the airport the night I landed in El Salvador. From then he picked me up the morning of my hike at Santa Ana Volcano and after the hike with Joshy and Harrison, we all went to lunch. From lunch they did the long drive from Lago de Coatepeque to Playa Majahual to drop me off at my hotel. Two days after my hike, William picked me up and took me to Tamanique Waterfall where we hiked and swam. We went to dinner after and walked around Surf City. William is a wonderful driver and tour guide. I am so grateful for all of his hospitality and patience in me wanting to go all over the place.
          Written 10 May 2024
        • vrey_91
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          A beautiful walk
          I got picked up by Allesandro who was so kind and funny. However, my tour was given to me by Joselyne. She was such a joy to be around. Honestly it was like I've known her my whole life. So easy to talk to and got along so quickly. She was so informative and passionate about her job which made it even more interesting for me. I got to see so much in a short amount of time and the pupusa tasting at the end was the perfect ending to a wonderful afternoon with Joselyne.
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          A lot of history
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        Richard
        68 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2024 • Solo
        Fantastic outing to three mayan sites as well as a volcanic and caldera view lunch. Tour was with EC and guide Lisbeth and driver Alessandro. Both were superb and made sure that the drive was seamless and the outing informative and fun. Lisbeth is a wonderful guide and made what would normally be a boring outing that much more engaging. Overall a great day and would recommend this for those who have a fascination with all things ancient.
        Written 24 June 2024
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        Kelli F
        Oakland, CA8 contributions
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        Oct 2023 • Family
        My brother and I had a custom tour including Joya and San Salvador. Our guide, Jocelyn, and driver, William, were both very professional and knowledgeable. Additionally, they were so fun and personable. We learned much about the country and practiced our Spanish. Highlights were Joya (UNESCO World Heritage site), and downtown San Salvador including a lovely lunch, the Cathedral and El Rosario (must see!). We would highly recommend this tour and look forward to returning to beautiful El Salvador.
        Written 20 November 2023
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        Nathan I
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        Dec 2023 • Solo
        I had an amazing day on the Mayan tour with Jocelyn, she was very knowledgeable & helpful throughout. It was a really enjoyable day & I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone considering it.
        Written 30 December 2023
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        Andrew Galea Debono
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        Dec 2019 • Solo
        I had only a weekend free in El Salvador so I really wanted to make the most of it. I chose to visit three Mayan archeological sites with Edwin and Caty as guides and it was fantastic. Edwin knows a lot about the ancient and also more recent history and took me to fascinating places. He even took a detour to show me Mons. Romero's house when I mentioned wanting to see it. If you love history and archeology, I really recommend this tour.
        Written 14 December 2019
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