El Salvador Private Archaeologial Tour Mayan Ruins of Joya de Ceren, Tazumal and Casa Blanca Plus Coatepeque Lake

Tour Number

Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must able to walk in the different areas and terrain of the archaeological parks

Friendly: No.
You need to be able to walk in flat terrain and go up and down some steps in the Archaeological sites buildings and Pyramids

Maximum travelers: 2



English (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

Welcome to the Southern Maya Area, Actual central and western Salvadorean territories have some interesting Mayan Archaeological sites like Joya de Ceren a UNESCO World Heritage site the only village of Maya Farmers in all the Meso America area where you can learn more how this important civilization started to grow from small villages to Emergence of complex societies with impressive pyramids like tazumal.
located in the Southeastern portion of the Maya area and Settled in the Early pre-classic there is the city of Chalchuapa where Casa Blanca an important Maya realm and Tazumal the country tallest Pyramid are , learn more about the pattern of a rapidly developing complex society seen elsewhere in the southern Highlands , admire the architecture of the temples, pottery , daily life, learn about Indigo Dying process in a workshop in Casa Blanca plus the landscape of volcanoes, mountain ranges, beautiful lakes like Coatepeque and all of this in a compact country like El Salvador Is


The tours starts in San Salvador with the view of the San Salvador Volcano an stop at the lava fields of the San Salvador volcano 1917 eruption then in Joya de Ceren we can have an introduction to Mayas in the region learning more about daily life and architecture in the Archeological area and the pottery at the local museum all this in a compact site with flat terrain and shady trails with trees and beautiful gardens.
After this stop in Joya de Ceren we are going to drive in the Pana American Highway to get to the city of Chalchuapa to visit Casa Blanca and Tazumal to learn about religion, architecture, daily life of the elite, Maya ball game and the important role the city played in the southeast of the Maya Area. In Casa Blanca you can also learn more about Indigo at a local indigo Dying workshop, for lunch we have different choices in town.
After lunch we can head back to San Salvador and on the way get to a nice spot to enjoy the view of the Coatepeque, The most beautiful lake of the country

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel or Residency in San Salvador

End location: Your hotel or Residency in San Salvador

Duration: 9 hours

Archaeological Sites are closed on Monday


You will be traveling in recent model sedan car, clean and with air conditioning with enough room for up to three people

What’s Included

My personalized services as your English speaking guide, Transportation, driver, Bottled water, Archaeological parks entrance fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 USD - Payments may include meals, and extra drinks. This is a per person amount,
El Salvador official currency is US Dollars, You do not need to change local currency, there is also a good network of ATMS in the main cities and tourist destinations.

What’s Extra

Meals, souvenirs, extra drinks, If you bring children's older than 10 years You have to pay their entrance fees for each site

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