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From San Salvador: Thermal Spa and Coffee Plant Tour

1. From San Salvador: Thermal Spa and Coffee Plant Tour

Experience an amazing tour in San Salvador that combines nature and culture. Get picked up from your accommodation in San Salvador and set off on your adventure. First, visit a coffee manufacturing plant and learn everything you need to learn about the coffee-making process in El Salvador. Then, visit the typical village of Ataco to see the vibrantly painted murals, shop for handicrafts in the local shops, and much more. Enjoy some free time to stop for lunch in the village at one of the many local restaurants (the cost of lunch is not included). After a good lunch, appreciate a nice relaxing swim surrounded by incredible natural scenery in the thermal waters of Alicante. Relax and recharge your body with energy in time for your return journey to San Salvador.

From San Salvador: Mayan Heritage Archaeological Tour

2. From San Salvador: Mayan Heritage Archaeological Tour

Visit the most important Mayan sites in El Salvador on a full-day guided tour. Throughout the experience, your professional and local guide will explain to your small group all there is to know. Start with San Andrès, a large Mayan city that was preserved by layers of ash from a nearby volcano eruption. Get a glimpse into the life of the regular Mayan people and learn about the drink of the kings. Then continue to Tazumal, the largest pyramid in the country with a unique drainage system created by Mayans. Enjoy its museum and explore important historical artifacts. Learn how Mayans dyed fabrics using plants at Casa Blanca, a separate archeological park but once part of a single community which included Tazumal. In Chalchuapa, see some Spanish buildings left over by the conquistadores. End your day with a meal in a restaurant overlooking the Coatepeque lake.

San Andrés y Providencia: Walking Under the Sea Experience

3. San Andrés y Providencia: Walking Under the Sea Experience

Prepare for an experience of a lifetime! If you are up for a challenge and the best time of your life under the sea, this is the activity you have been looking for. Take an underwater walk with through innovative and safe helmets which allow you to breathe naturally for 25 minutes on the sea floor. This unique experience is sure to take you closer to another kind of heaven. Whilst underwater, you will be able to watch all kinds of fish, including sting rays and barracudas, six meters deep in the sea. During this tour you will always be accompanied by an instructor who will guide you and also take pictures of the best moments of your activity.

San Andrés y Providencia: Private Island Highlights Tour

4. San Andrés y Providencia: Private Island Highlights Tour

At the pre-determined starting time, your tour representative will pick you up from your hotel to take you on a tour around San Andres island. You will start the tour with you first stop of around 20 minutes at la Cueva de Morgan (Morgan’s Cave), where the pirate Henry Morgan used to hide stolen treasure from the Spanish galleons. Following this, you will continue your tour going to the sea natural pool placed in west view, there you can take a bath for about 15 minutes in the charming Sea of Seven Colors. Next, you will visit the Hoyo Soplador, a wonderful natural phenomenon consisting of a small geyser where sea water spouts into the air (up to 20 meters at times) through a natural hole in the coral. This phenomenon occurs only at certain times, when the winds and tide are right, but it's worth hanging around to see. At the end you will visit the South Bay beach San Luis, a beautiful area full of history and culture.

El Salvador: Cerro Verde National Park and Izalco Tour

5. El Salvador: Cerro Verde National Park and Izalco Tour

Explore the very best that San Salvador has to offer on this guided trip. Visit the Cerro Verde National Park, see the Santa Ana Volcano, and explore Izalco and its volcano. Learn all about the country’s history, culture, and people. Travel 90 minutes away from the capital to reach the Cerro Verde National Park. Once there, get out to walk around the rim of an extinct volcano, now full of vegetation. Take in the scenery of the nearby Izalco and Santa Ana volcanoes and the Lake Coatepeque. On return, visit the town of Izalco to walk on the main street and see the daily life of locals. Get the opportunity to try local street food if you’d like before getting taken back to your hotel or accommodation. 

From San Salvador: Pablo Tesak Museum Tour and Cihuatán

6. From San Salvador: Pablo Tesak Museum Tour and Cihuatán

Start the tour with a convenient pickup from your hotel in San Salvador and set off to Centro Cultural Pablo Tesak, the largest private museum in the country. Created for the education of young generations, it is home to an extensive private collection filled with beautiful and original pieces from all over El Salvador.   Next, continue to Cihuatán, a major pre-Columbian archaeological site that used to be home to a large city in the extreme south of the Mesoamerican cultural area. The town had a defense wall and, according to experts, it suffered a war in its final days.   Visit Cihuatán Archaeological Site, one of the most important archaeological treasures of El Salvador where recent excavations show the well-designed acropolis with a palace, pyramids, and a ball field. See the grounds and museum before returning to San Salvador.

El Salvador Airport: Private 1-Way Transfer to San Salvador

7. El Salvador Airport: Private 1-Way Transfer to San Salvador

Ensure your trip is hassle-free with this nonstop door-to-door private 1-way transfer from El Salvador International Airport to your San Salvador hotel or residential area in the capital. Travel in an air-conditioned van that fits 8 adults and 8 luggages. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you with a sign displaying your name. Rest assured know that your driver will track your flight, so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Avoid having to navigate the public transportation system and take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards. Get help carrying your heavy bags, then simply sit back and relax as you are taken to your drop-off location in San Salvador.

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