Cultural Tours in Santa Ana

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1. The best Full Day Combo Tour - Volcanoes, Lake & Mayan Sites

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Historical Tours6+ hoursEnglish +1

Pair nature and culture on this guided tour of El Salvador’s top attractions, including three volcanoes and two Mayan archaeological sites. Breeze through the small country with private transportation that takes you along winding back roads and over mountain passes en route to El Salvador’s must-see sights, including Santa Ana Volcano, Joya de Ceren, and more—all with the benefit of guide commentary along the way.

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R 1 863
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2. Maya Route Tour | El Salvador Mayan Sites including Joya de Cerén

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Historical Tours6+ hoursEnglish +1

Immerse yourself in the heart of El Salvador’s rich Maya heritage with our Maya Route Tour, an adventure that takes you through some of the most breathtaking and historically significant sites in the country. Imagine stepping back in time as you explore the remarkable Joya de Cerén, known as the "Pompeii of the Americas," where a village frozen in time by volcanic ash reveals the everyday lives of the ancient Maya. Feel the awe of standing among the grand pyramids and ancient structures of San Andrés, a testament to the ingenuity and culture of the pre-Columbian era. Wander through the charming colonial city of Santa Ana, where history whispers through every cobblestone street and majestic building. The journey culminates with the awe-inspiring Tazumal, the largest Maya ruin in El Salvador. Here, the towering pyramids and intricate stonework transport you to a time of grandeur and mystery. This tour is a unique opportunity to experience the profound legacy of the Maya civilization.

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R 1 299
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3. 2 Different Sightseeing in 1 Day Tour - Volcanoes Park and Two Mayan Sites.

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Bus Tours8–9 hoursEnglish +1

Taking this tour you will experience the greatnes of the mayan civilization being at the most important archeological sites in El Salvador, San Andres and Tazumal. At the same time you will have a conection with nature getting into Cerro Verde National Park. On Saturdays and Sundays we have the option to visit the UNESCO world heritage Joya de Ceren, kwon as the Pompeii of America

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R 1 863
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We combine nature and culture in this guided tour with great punctuality, with the main attractions of El Salvador, Including volcanoes and lakes, with our vehicles authorized by the Ministry of Tourism with a certified, responsible and highly experienced driver, professional tourism guide.

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R 1 976
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5. Combo Tour: Colonial Route & Volcanoes of El Salvador

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Historical Tours6+ hoursEnglish +1

Embark on a captivating journey with our full-day Combo Tour, where you'll experience the very best of El Salvador. Begin your adventure at the breathtaking Cerro Verde National Park, nestled within the Lake and Volcano Complex. Here, you'll be mesmerized by the panoramic views of Coatepeque Lake, one of the most stunning crater lakes in the world. Continue your exploration along the famed Flower’s Route, where you'll visit the charming artisan towns of Nahuizalco and Ataco. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history of these picturesque villages, renowned for their exquisite crafts and welcoming atmosphere. This tour seamlessly blends the natural beauty of El Salvador’s volcanic landscapes with the colorful traditions of its colonial heritage. It’s a perfect way to experience the diverse highlights of this beautiful country. Join us for an unforgettable day filled with scenic vistas, cultural richness, and enchanting discoveries!

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R 1 675
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Discover the mysteries and legacy of the Mayan world in El Salvador. Our team will take you to visit the most emblematic places of this culture, as well as the opportunity for you to visit the only Mayan village preserved in perfect condition, taste local gastronomy, buy sourvenirs made by the local artisans,and be witness of the best sunset on the top of a pyramid while you enjoy a tasty coffe from the farm we`ll visit... something unmissable! LOL: monday all places are closed!

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R 1 788
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On this tour you will learn about the coffee process in a roasting plant that is responsible for its production and export to different countries. You will also have direct contact with the local people in their daily life in the local market and you will see first-hand the making local crafts.

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R 4 233
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8. Guided Walking Tour in Santa Ana

Historical Tours2 hoursEnglish +1

Embark on a guided walking tour of Santa Ana, the second-largest city in El Salvador and the capital of the Santa Ana department, where the charm of colonial architecture and a vibrant cultural heritage await exploration. Navigate the city's historic center, a hub of museums, art galleries, and churches that reveal the historical tapestry of this dynamic locale. Beyond its cultural offerings, Santa Ana beckons outdoor enthusiasts with opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and bird watching. The proximity of Coatepeque Lake and the iconic Izalco volcano adds to the allure, providing visitors with popular attractions to complement their experience in Santa Ana.

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Discover the extraordinary natural beauty and charming towns of El Salvador on this 6-day tour of the country’s western region. Departing from San Salvador, visit the capital, walk around the rim of an extinct volcano at Cerro Verde Park visit charming towns of Nahuizalco, Ataco, Salcoatitan, soak at the thermal waters, see the Maya path at Tazumal and Casablanca The tour includes 5 nights of accommodation, all transfers, interesting visits, so you can skip the stress of planning and simply enjoy your spectacular El Salvador vacation.

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R 20 318
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10. The best of Santa Ana walking tour

Historical Tours2 hoursEnglish +1

With a professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Did you know that Santa Ana Cathedral is neo-gothic style? Have you heard that Santa Ana is the safest city in El Salvador? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Santa Ana. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those visiting the city for the first time and wanting to get the most out of it!

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R 4 366
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You'll have the convenience of a modern car, complete with a driver and professional bilingual guide, to explore the city at your leisure. Our itinerary is flexible and can be adjusted to suit your preferences. Your guide will evaluate any changes to optimize the tour and tailor it to your needs, all under the supervision of our agency. Feel free to request stops along the way to walk around and capture photos of your favorite spots. Your guide will be there to assist you every step of the way. We'll begin our journey in the heart of the city, exploring highlights such as the iconic 9 de Julio Avenue, the majestic Colon Theatre, and the renowned Obelisk, a symbol of Buenos Aires. We'll visit the Museum of Fine Arts, and the vibrant neighborhood of La Boca, including the colorful cultural hub of Caminito. Our tour continues to San Telmo, a neighborhood steeped in the rich history of Buenos Aires. After the tour, your guide and driver will ensure your safe return to your hotel.

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R 3 387
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12. Romantic tour in Santa Ana

Historical Tours2 hoursEnglish +1

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. Santa Ana Cathedral was built in XVI c. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. Parque Libertad full of different and interesting stories. We all know that stories about love are the best. This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!

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R 8 349
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Full day | San Salvador City Tour Boquerón Park and Rainbow Slide

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Historical Tours7–8 hoursEnglish +1

Embark on an unforgettable journey through San Salvador mixinga perfect blend of culture, history, and excitement. Begin your adventure by exploring the vibrant streets and grand avenues of San Salvador. Discover the Historical Center, home to the majestic Metropolitan Cathedral, the historic National Palace, and the elegant National Theater. Visit the newly renovated BINAES (Biblioteca Nacional de El Salvador), showcasing the country's cultural treasures. In the afternoon, escape to the serene Parque Nacional El Boquerón, enjoying its lush landscapes and fresh airas well as tje thrilling experience of the Rainbow Slide, adding a burst of joy and excitement to your journey. This tour perfectly combines San Salvador’s cultural richness with outdoor adventure, offering an unforgettable day of discovery and delight. Join us for an exhilarating experience that showcases the best of El Salvador!

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R 1 299
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City Tour San Salvador

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Historical Tours3 hoursEnglish +1

CITY TOUR We will visit the main residential areas of the city, its most important avenues, the craft market and the Historic Center of San Salvador where it is located: the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, the National Theater and the enigmatic church the rosary

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R 753
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Charming Colonial Suchitoto Tour Experience

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Historical Tours5 hoursEnglish +1

Discover El Salvador's cultural heart with a professional guide on this day trip from San Salvador. Immerse yourself in the charm of Suchitoto, where it feels like time has stood still. Wander its picturesque cobblestone streets, explore vibrant art galleries, craft shops, and beautifully preserved colonial houses. Visit the iconic Santa Lucia Church, the town's top attraction and one of the finest churches in the region. Experience the local theater and bustling marketplace, where the town's lively culture and artisanal heritage come alive. Enjoy a delightful visit to Casa 1800 Suchitoto, a local gem with stunning gardens and views of Suchitlán Lake, perfect for relaxing and birdwatching. Embrace the tranquil atmosphere and rich history of this enchanting town.

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R 1 223
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Flowers Route Tour-Colonial Towns, Handicraft & Coffee Plantation

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Explore El Salvador’s Flowers Route, a scenic road through the mountains and coffee plantations On this full-day tour, visit charming villages: Nahuizalco, Juayúa, Apaneca, and Concepción de Ataco, each celebrated for its natural beauty, crafts, coffee plantations, festivals, and cuisine. Stroll cobblestone streets and enjoy the cool Sierra Apaneca climate. Nahuizalco boasts a rich cultural heritage and bustling handicraft market, while Juayúa is famous for its delightful food festival. In Apaneca, delve into the heart of El Salvador’s coffee culture. Concepción de Ataco enchants with colorful murals, markets, and colonial architecture. This artistic town is a haven for local artisans. Join us on the Flowers Route Tour for an unforgettable journey through El Salvador’s most picturesque and culturally rich towns. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes, warm hospitality, and a deep appreciation for the country’s heritage.

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R 1 487
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Half day| San Salvador City Tour

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Architecture Tours4 hoursEnglish +1

What are you waiting to take this half day tour and visit the main streets and avenues of the great San Salvador? This tour will take you to the main residential areas of the capital, the “El Salvador del Mundo” (Savior of the World Square), Plaza Masferrer and some of the best hidden spots of the city.

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R 1 035
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City Tour in El Salvador

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Historical Tours2–3 hoursEnglish +1

Our guides they were born and grew up in the city, they will tell you and make you a real experience of the essence of El Salvador. The places that we selected are especial for you, in the way that you can enjoy and love our country.

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San Salvador Half Day Guided Walking Tour

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Historical Tours4 hoursEnglish +1

discover San Salvador on foot! the best way to get to know the historic center of the salvadoran capital, during our visit we will take a tour of the main squares, majestic monuments, the national theater and its French architecture, the street market and seasonal fruit displays, the national palace, Metropolitan Cathedral and its crypt, El Rosario Church... and then finish our tour with a demonstration of the best gourmet coffee in all of San Salvador at Fulanos Café.

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Guided Walking Tour in San Salvador

Historical Tours2–3 hoursEnglish +1

Embark on a captivating 2 hours 30 minutes walking expedition through the vibrant streets of San Salvador, immersing yourself in an unforgettable journey that unveils a myriad of historical landmarks, awe-inspiring architectural marvels, and precious cultural gems, each contributing to the intricate fabric of the city’s compelling narrative.

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Amazing Suchitoto & San Salvador Combo Discovery Tour

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Historical Tours6+ hoursEnglish +1

Explore the enchanting town of Suchitoto, whose name means "Place of Flower Birds" in Nahuatl, capturing the essence of old colonial architecture where time seems to stand still. Stroll through its cobbled streets, visit art galleries, the Ruins’ Theater, the House of Crafts, and the Santa Lucia Church, built in 1853, renowned for its architectural and historical significance. Enjoy breathtaking views of Suchitlán Lake at Casa 1800 Suchitoto, a charming restaurant with beautiful gardens, perfect for bird watching and embracing nature. Then, embark on a panoramic tour of San Salvador, the vibrant capital city. Discover the Historical Center, home to the majestic Metropolitan Cathedral, the historic National Palace, and the elegant National Theater. Visit the newly renovated BINAES (Biblioteca Nacional), showcasing the country's cultural treasures.

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R 1 487
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2-Day Tour: Following The Maya Path and Copán Ruins

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Historical Tours2 daysEnglish +1

Visit two interesting Maya sites in Central America. Start with a visit to San Andres Archeological site, this Maya city was a large settlement and it is believed to be abandoned due to the explosion of a nearby volcano, habitated later by Pipil Indians, and part of a Spanish farm during the colonial era. Then continue to Copan town , arriving at mid-afternoon. On the second day your guide will take you to Copan Ruins with admission and a professional guide you will visit the highlights of this town that ruled the valley centuries ago, and you will be surprised by the high skill of the artist that once lived here. After that return to San Salvador or Santa Ana.

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R 5 362
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San Salvador Half- day City tour

Bus Tours4 hoursEnglish +1

See some of the most interesting areas in the capital including new residential areas from the west part in town, with the beautiful viewpoint where you will get the best photo of the valley, see the Salvador del Mundo plaza where families and friends get together during evenings, on route see Parque cuscatlan and the interesting Flor Blanca castle, you will walk in the city center enjoy an inside visit of Famous El Rosario Church, main plazas in city center. Optional visit to the national palace is available from Tue to sat. Return to your hotel.

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R 1 129
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Coffee Country and Ruta de las Flores. A day full of fun!

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Food & Drink7–8 hoursEnglish +1

Ruta de las Flores is a series of colorful villages sitting across the Apaneca mountain range, a belt formed by 14 volcanoes and the heart of COFFEE COUNTRY in El Salvador. This was the first tourist circuit developed here after the Peace Agreements of 1992. Nowadays is one of the top tourist destinations and must-go in our country. The perfect mix of volcanic minerals, elevation and climate makes this mountain range the most important coffee growing region in El Salvador. Around this crop many traditions, stories and history had been loomed over the years to offer a very special and interesting destination. Dare to talk with the locals, eat what they eat. You'll explore, taste, learn and discover... El Salvador is so diverse that will make your day. There's plenty of optional activities (upon request): - Zipline - ATVs rides - Coffee Cupping (plus a supplement to your Coffee Experience) - Hot springs and thermal pools - Reptile House NOTE: some attractions may run on weekends only.

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R 2 352
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Copán Archaeological Site Day Trip from San Salvador

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Historical Tours14–16 hoursEnglish +1

Embark on a fascinating journey to the ancient Mayan world with our Copán Archaeological Site Day Trip from San Salvador. This tour takes you to the renowned Copán Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Honduras, known for its intricately carved stelae, impressive pyramids, and fascinating hieroglyphic staircases. With an expert guide, delve into the history and culture of the Mayan civilization as you explore this extraordinary archaeological site. Wander through the remnants of ancient plazas, temples, and ball courts, and marvel at the detailed stone carvings that tell stories of a bygone era. Enjoy a scenic drive through picturesque landscapes before arriving at Copán. This full-day adventure offers a unique opportunity to step back in time and witness the grandeur of one of the most significant Mayan cities.

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R 2 804
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El Salvador: The Peace Route Tour

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Full-day Tours6+ hoursEnglish +1

During the 80s El Salvador suffered a civil war and east provinces suffered more during those years, for many years Morazan was only visited by soldiers or guerrilla forces, many big battles took place in this area. After the peace agreement almost all the original habitants returned to their lands and now many of them work on tourism and are happy to share their stories to visitors, and this is what makes this tour a unique experience. This tour departs at 5am returns by 6pm, depending on traffic conditions

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R 3 570
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The Best of San Salvador: City and Volcano Tour

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Historical Tours2 hoursEnglish +1

El Salvador's capital offers you the chance to discover the History, Culture, Nature, and Local Flavors of Central America country. Do you know why El Salvador is known as the Land of the Volcanoes? Which is the connection between the Nahuatl language and El Salvador? Who are called guanacos in El Salvador? Why do people pay with US Dollars in San Salvador? You will have the chance to start the day with a walk on the majestic San Salvador and then enjoy a walking tour around the city's historical spots, monuments, landmarks, and buildings. Get ready to experience El Salvador from a different perspective. A charismatic local guide will reveal interesting facts about San Salvador.

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R 4 468
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Express Tour Historic Center San Salvador

Historical Tours1–2 hoursEnglish +2

A personalized and fast tour of the historic center of San Salvador will let you know in a synthetic way one of the most important places in the country.

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Layover Tour The Best Tour Guides , San Salvador City and Volcano no exit fees

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Historical Tours6–7 hoursEnglish +1

We have the most friendly tour guides in the country with a lot of knowledge, what a better way to spend a couple hours in a country than visiting its historical center and one of the most visited national parks in the country, El Boqueron national park in where you enjoy of being able to be very close to the crater of San Salvador volcano, enjoy spectacular views of the city and awesome weather Also on our way back to the airport we take you to have a taste of our most popular national dish Pupusas!

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INCLUDED 1 Ticket per person at Cafe Albania, you can pick from: The rainbow slide, bike zipline, maze, surf zipline, swing. (ATVs not included) 1 Ticket per person at Santa Teresa Hot Springs Full day Ruta de Flores Tour: Explore the highlighs of this popular area in west El Salvador. Adventure Activities, Coffee Culture Experiences, Scenic Beauty and Natural Wonders. A local expert bilingual tour guide will guide you and answer all your questions about this beautiful area.

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What travellers are saying

  • Trek790698
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    This trip was a good fill day trip, covering a lot of area physically and culturally. The Mayan shores we visited were very interesting. Adonis, our guide, was very informative and interesting. I feel like we had plenty of time at the sites, to see everything. Unfortunately, the weather prevented us seeing the volcano, but the walk through the rainforest was still good. Anyone wanting a closer experience with volcanoes would probably be better with a hiking tour, but this easy trip was ideal for my husband and I.
    Written 21 July 2024
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  • Jesse W
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    Great day trip to see the Mayan sites and learn about El Salvador history. Shout out to Adonis who was a great guide and let us explore as desired and shared tips for every day life in El Salvador.
    Written 24 July 2024
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  • Kelsey C
    Rhode Island6 contributions
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    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
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  • Tyto
    Berlin, Germany7 contributions
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    Nice Tour with Alfredo in El Salvador. Long day but worth it. Very knowledgable tour guide. Good car with air conditioning
    Written 9 May 2024
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  • haohuangpianist
    Claremont, CA228 contributions
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    Miguel was an excellent guide, thoughtful and informative, not only about Mayan culture and history, but also about more current histories of indigenous people in El Salvador. Joya de Cerén was fascinating as the "Pompeii" of the Maya, and Miguel took enough time explaining the site to us. We also enjoyed the other two Mayan sites San Andres and Tazumal as well as a scenic lunch overlooking the lake in Caldera De Coatepequ before heading back to our hotel. Our drive Julio was very smooth and careful. AA+++
    Written 13 March 2023
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