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
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Joya de Cerén and San Andrés
Roundtrip transport to and from most central Zona Rosa, Santa Elena, Antiguo Cuscatlán, Flor Blanca, Merliot, and Escalón hotels.
Live tour commentary provided in English and Spanish.
Food and drinks not listed as Inclusions
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.