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Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site

Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site Tours and Activities

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A pre-Columbian Mayan farming village dating back to A.D. 600 and El Salvador’s only UNESCO World Heritage site, the impressive ruins of Joya de Cerén were discovered in 1976 and have since become one of the country’s most visited archaeological sites.

Smothered by ash during an eruption of the Laguna Caldera volcano, the buried village was preserved in near-perfect condition, earning it the nickname of the ‘Pompeii of the Americas’ and offering a unique insight into the life and culture of the region’s ancient Mayan communities. Today, the remains of around 70 structures have been uncovered at the site, 10 of which have been excavated and are open to the public, including storehouses, kitchens, workshops, a worship area and a temezcal (ceremonial bath).

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Carretera Panamericana (CA-1), San Salvador, El Salvador
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Window to nature walking tour : Cerro verde , Coatepeque and Joya de Ceren

Window to nature walking tour : Cerro verde , Coatepeque and Joya de Ceren

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Experience the gorgeous natural scenery of El Cerro Verde National Park and the ancient Mayan village of Joya de Cerén on this 8-hour day trip. Journey to this postcard-worthy national park, nestled among three active volcanoes, for a nature hike and great views of Coatepeque Lake. Before returning to San Salvador, stop by the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Joya de Cerén, a one-time Mayan village preserved by a volcanic eruption. Your trip includes a guide, site entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.31
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Maya Route Tour | El Salvador Mayan Sites including Joya de Cerén

Maya Route Tour | El Salvador Mayan Sites including Joya de Cerén

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Relive the glory of the mighty Mayan empire with this half- or full-day tour of the most notable Mayan ruins in El Salvador. Explore the fascinating pre-Columbian villages of San Andrés and UNESCO-listed Joya de Cerén. After a typical Salvadoran lunch (own expense), admire the colonial landmarks of Santa Ana and stand in awe before El Salvador’s largest pyramid at the Tazumal archeological site in Chalchuapa.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.54
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 El Salvador Mayan Ruins, Private Guided Bilingual Day Tour

El Salvador Mayan Ruins, Private Guided Bilingual Day Tour

Only on a guided tour is it possible to visit El Salvador's four largest archaeological sites in just one day. Along with a guide, head to the Mayan ruins in Tazumal, San Andres, Casa Blanca, and Joya de Ceren—the only UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in El Salvador. This tour includes all transportation, national park fees, and guide service at each site, offering an incredible value.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.00
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$86.00
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The Maya Tour El Salvador: Joya de Ceren , Tazumal & Coatepeque Lake.

The Maya Tour El Salvador: Joya de Ceren , Tazumal & Coatepeque Lake.

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The Mayan Civilization is still important for Central America , thats why we have to know its culture, daily life, sacred places, traditions and customs. The Mayan tour in El Salvador is important beacause is the only one place in Central America where you can have the opportunity to see the real life of a normal maya or popular maya. Our Guides will give you the best experiences with our unique tours. Also, you will take your lunch in an impressive lake. We are going to show you the positive side of El Salvador.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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8-Day Trip in El Salvador: Essentials

8-Day Trip in El Salvador: Essentials

OVERVIEW Join our 8-day "El Salvador: Essentials Tour" to explore la Ruta de las Flores prior to arrival to the surfing hub of El Tunco, spending the last days enjoying the waves or swinging in a hammock on the beach. Situated between Guatemala and Honduras, El Salvador is often bypassed by travelers focused on other more famous Central American attractions. Despite this fact, the country has plenty of offerings to a curious visitor. Our journey starts in a beautiful capital city of San Salvador and leads to the whitewashed village of Suchitoto and further to ancient Mesoamerican ruins carefully hidden in the lush nature reserve of Ahuachapan. HIGHLIGHTS Get to know San Salvador. Go kayaking on the lake, take a boat tour with local fishermen or visit impressive waterfalls and caves in Suchitoto. Visit captivating UNESCO-declared ruins of Joya de Ceren. Relax in one of Ahuachapan's popular hot springs. Learn/practice surfing in El Tunco.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,179.49
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San Salvador Layover Tour | Mayan Route Including Joya de Cerén

San Salvador Layover Tour | Mayan Route Including Joya de Cerén

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Don’t waste time at the airport in between flights – make the most of your layover in San Salvador with this private 4- to 6-hour tour of El Salvador’s Mayan archaeological sites. Follow part of the famous Mayan Route to two equally fascinating sites, Joya de Cerén and San Andrés, and learn how the two settlements were preserved beneath layers of volcanic ash. Discover why UNESCO-listed Joya de Cerén is nicknamed the ‘Pompeii of the Americas’ and use your imagination to bring the pre-Columbian farming village back to life. This tour includes pick-up and drop-off at Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in San Salvador.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.88
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$74.88
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Best of El Salvador in One Week : Mayan sites, Volcanoes, Colonial Towns, Beach

Best of El Salvador in One Week : Mayan sites, Volcanoes, Colonial Towns, Beach

Best of El Salvador in one week 7 - Days is a tour, that inlcudes the highlights of this country, In this adventure you can discover as Salvadorean live, what they eat, learning about local food and history. Also, you can have the opportunity to know nature, as volcanoes, mangroves and pacific ocean. Salvadorean culture is huge, we invite you to learn about this amazing country. We can show you the positive side of El Salvador.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,340.00
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$1,340.00
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Private transit tour in El Salvador from the airport

Private transit tour in El Salvador from the airport

Make the most of your time in San Salvador, the Central American capital that punches well above its weight, with this unexpected 2-day, 1-night city visit. Check out the sublime views from the Devil’s Gate, a rock formation just outside of town, and learn about the life of human rights activist Monsignor Romero at his city memorial. You’ll also explore Mayan history at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Joya de Cerén and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Boquerón National Park. Your trip also covers a guide, accommodations, entrance fees, daily breakfast and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00
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San Salvador Combo Tour: City Sightseeing and Joya de Cerén

San Salvador Combo Tour: City Sightseeing and Joya de Cerén

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Maximise your time and minimise your spending, with this great-value combo tour, pairing two of El Salvador’s most popular attractions, plus hotel pick-up. Uncover San Salvador’s colonial history on a 2-hour walking tour, taking in highlights like Masferrer Square, Salvador del Mundo Square, El Rosario Church and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Then, journey to the UNESCO-listed Mayan ruins of Joya de Cerén for a 2-hour guided tour and learn how the fascinating archaeological site earned its nickname as the 'Pompeii of the Americas’.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.39
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San Salvador Layover Tour | City Sightseeing & Joya de Cerén

San Salvador Layover Tour | City Sightseeing & Joya de Cerén

Got time to spare before your onward flight? Maximise your time in San Salvador with a whistle-stop tour of the capital’s highlights and a visit to the UNESCO-listed Mayan site of Joya de Cerén. Choose to explore the sights independently or with a private guide on a 4- to 6-hour tour, taking in landmarks like Salvador del Mundo Square and El Rosario Church, then exploring the fascinating ‘Pompeii of the Americas’. This tour includes pick-up and drop-off at Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in San Salvador.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.85
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$71.85
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Archeology Mundo Maya El Salvador

Archeology Mundo Maya El Salvador

Two full days of Tours to know the Mayan World of El Salvador. Three nights accommodation at Hotel Barcelo San Salvador.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$492.31
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Ruins of San Andres, Tazumal Ruins

Ruins of San Andres, Tazumal Ruins

1. The guest is expected with a sign at the airport or in the hotel loby. 2. It helps you with luggage to store it in the vehicle. 3. The necessary stops that the guest requests for food, or other needs are made. 4. The trip is in sedan with A / C. 5. It is left in its destination safe and sound.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.85
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What are Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site hours of operation?
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Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site hours of operation: Open every day except Mondays from 9am to 4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 12 Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site costs USD 55.39. Guided Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site tours start around USD 55.39 per person. See all 12 Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site tickets and tours on Viator.
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