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Santa Ana Volcano Hiking Tour + Coatepeque Lake Sightseeing
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Santa Ana Volcano Hiking Tour + Coatepeque Lake Sightseeing

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Scale the 7,822-foot (2,384-meter) summit of the Santa Ana volcano, El Salvador’s highest peak, on this moderate full-day hike, including round-trip transport from San Salvador. Tackle the mighty mountain with or without a guide, stopping along the way to soak up the scenery of the Cerro Verde National Park and tuck into a picnic lunch (included) overlooking the glittering Lake Coatepeque. Hike for a total of around 4 hours on marked trails, including some steep and challenging sections.
US$74.36 per adult
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Trek-Always wrote a review Mar. 2020
Alpharetta, Georgia2,358 contributions3,014 helpful votes
Still excavating. Small museum very nice with good English. Walk amongst 4 pyramids on the acropolis (#5 being worked on now). A guide helps a lot. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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DERtravels wrote a review May 2017
Upland, California1,347 contributions286 helpful votes
This is another archeological site of the Mayans, dating back to 900 BC. The mounds here are just the tip of the iceberg that will lead future archeologists into understanding the past. The mound area seems to be more ceremonial in nature, but there is evidence of residential as well. An interesting contrast to the Joya de Ceran site
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Date of experience: January 2017
Solomatrix wrote a review Jan. 2017
North Richland Hills, Texas7 contributions2 helpful votes
There is a small museum that you walk through prior to getting to the San Andres site. Take some time to read through the artifacts in the museum to learn about the history of the site. There are some drawing that show what they expect the site to look like. There is also a colonial indigo production center that you will see. The archaeological site itself is still in need of more excavating so there is not that much to see in comparison to some other sites. That being said, you can get a good idea of what the site would look like if it was fully excavated by comparing to the drawings they had in the museum.
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Date of experience: January 2017
Carlos Scott Lopez wrote a review Nov. 2016
Sydney, Australia124 contributions62 helpful votes
If one is nearby - and interested in archeology - then, as the saying goes, "why not?" It's certainly not Tikal...or Chichén Itza...or any other marginally significant site in and around Central America. For for 15-20 minutes...why not? (This said, note that foreigners should be prepared to pay 300% of the local price to get it -- worth it? Maybe...as long as one appreciates archeology...really appreciates archeology!)
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Date of experience: November 2016
Miquel Angel wrote a review Aug. 2016
Brussels, Belgium183 contributions84 helpful votes
If you only visit San Andrés ruins, don't go. But as part of a day trip to visit Joya de Cerén , then is a goof option. Not spectacular and very feew buildings are aible to see, but is part of the history and i do not regret to have visited it.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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