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Half Day Mayan Tour - Joya de Cerén & San Andrés

By Salvadorean Tours
Price was undefined, price is now CA $116
Free cancellation available
4h
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Selective hotel pickup
Multiple languages

Highlights

  • 2 of the most important archaelogical sites in El Salvador

  • Exploration of UNESCO-listed Joya de Cerén

  • Chance to tour a well-preserved Maya farming village

  • San Andrés boasts diverse religious & political structures

  • Knowledgeable guide provides insightful commentary

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Joya de Cerén and San Andrés

  • What's included

    Admission fees

  • What's included

    Bottled water

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from most central Zona Rosa, Santa Elena, Antiguo Cuscatlán, Flor Blanca, Merliot, and Escalón hotels.

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English and Spanish.

  • What's excluded

    Food and drinks not listed as Inclusions

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 11 and younger are complimentary.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Zona Rosa, Santa Elena, Antiguo Cuscatlán, Flor Blanca, Merliot and Escalón hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

Uncover 2 of the most fascinating Maya archaeological sites in El Salvador on this group half-day tour. Follow a knowledgeable guide to Joya de Cerén where you learn how everyday Mayas lived and discover a well-preserved farming village, then head to San Andrés, an important government centre.

Your adventure begins when you're picked up from your hotel and transported to Joya de Cerén, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Pompeii of the Americas.” This nickname is due to the fact that this pre-Columbian Maya farming village was covered by layers of volcanic ash from a large eruption. Archaeologists have been able to gain a full-scope understanding of the civilisation due to the well-preserved artefacts found here.

Continue along to the San Andrés archaeological site, an important political and religious centre whose occupation dates back to 900 BC. Walk around the site, where a number of small hills are covered with diverse structures used by powerful governors as strongholds against their enemies.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Joya de Cerén

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
  • San Salvador San Salvador Department