El Salvador has a big cultural richness that doesnt compare to any other country of Central America. Salvadorean territory is considered as the southeast border of the Mayan influence. El Salvador has four archaeological mayan parks that you can visit in the same day.Joya de Ceren is a UNESCO World Heritage protected site, its located in the valley of San Andres only 40 minutes away from San Salvador.The importance of Joya de Ceren is that its the only archaeological site in the world that shows how Mayan normal people lived. Joya de Ceren was abandonded due to the eruption of a nearby volcano and the ash of this eruption preserved the village for us to explore. San Andres is also a very important Mayan site, there are many links between San Andres and Copan. Tazumal has the biggest Pyramid in El Salvador. its localted in Chalchuapa, two hours away from San Salvador. Casablanca is the fourth archaeological site, the least investigated so far, but we do know the first salvadorean Mayans lived in that area.
We pickup at around 7:30am, we drive one hour to Joya de Ceren, we take a 1 hour tour around the site, then we drive 30 minutes to San Andres, one more hour here, its important to consider San Andres is usually very warm. We drive another hour to Casa Blanca and checkout the least excavated site and then we drive 10 minutes to see Tazumal, the biggest pyramid in El Salvador. We then drive to Lago Coatepeque to have a late lunch, then we drive 1 hour back to San Salvador.
Bring a rainjacket, good walking shoes (muddy during rainy season), sunglasses, mosquito repellant, suncream. Price for Day Trip: $95 for one person, extra person $25. Includes Pickup and Drop off at your hotel, Park Fees, Bilingual Guide. Cancellation Policy: No deposit is required for tours, but its very polite to let us know of any cancellations. MAYAN RUINS ARE CLOSED ON MONDAYS.