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Mayan Exploration Tazumal Mayan Route Coatepeque Lake Full Day Tour provided by Eco Tours Petate

Mayan Exploration Tazumal Mayan Route Coatepeque Lake Full Day Tour

Mayan Exploration Tazumal Mayan Route Coatepeque Lake Full Day Tour
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Tazumal and Ruta Maya Tour is the perfect experience if you are a lover of archeology. El Salvador has been for millennia the home of different civilizations. Joya de Ceren, San Andres and Tazumal are three archaeological sites that were important witnesses of one of the most developed civilizations, the Mayans. If you are in El Salvador you can not miss this experience. We will start early in the morning heading to one of the archaeological sites that has amazed archaeologists and visitors from different parts of the world. Our first stop on this tour is Joya de Ceren.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Joya de Ceren. First of all this is an archaeological site completely different from a Mayan temple. Joya de Ceren is the remains of a Mayan agricultural village of about 1400 years old. Loma Caldera volcanos covered it by 14 layers of ashes. The ash that covered Joya de Ceren preserved it intact. Allowing to preserve in time the different structures, which now give us a broad vision of what life was like and the activities of ordinary people. In the different archaeological sites of mesoamerica, you can see in the temples how the important people of the time lived. But only Joya de Ceren lets you see how the town lived. Among the things found are: houses, storage rooms, communal houses, temazcal sauna, kitchen, corn plantations, etc San Andres Archaeological Site. San Andres will be our second point to visit in this itinerary. Probably Joya de Ceren inhabitants used this ceremonial political center to pay tribute. Because they are only 5 km away from each other. It has also been cataloged as a Mayan lordship that ruled over the area probably from 500 AD to 900 AD. The place is divided into two areas, the first called La Gran Plaza, which was the commercial and residential area of the area. Here is also the largest pyramid on this site, called La Campana. The second part of this site is the Acropolis. This was the ceremonial and exclusive area where there are 4 Pyramids and 2 basal constructions that were considered a place of residence for rulers. Studies have shown that San Andres had business alliances with other important contemporary Mayan cities such as Copan, Teotihuacan, even with Belize and El Peten. Lake Coatepeque. This lake, considered by many, maybe one of the most beautiful in the world, is an impressive volcanic caldera. And every year, without prior notice, it gives a fabulous spectacle by changing the color of its waters, from blue to turquoise. Tazumal Finally the archaeological site Tazumal. Near with our border with Guatemala, in the city of Chalchuapa. This is our last point to visit in our itinerary. Numerous studies have shown that in this city there is evidence of human occupation for more than 3200 years. Tazumal is located in the center of this city. The structures of this archaeological site were the site of an important indigenous settlement. Among the constructions found there are tombs, water drainages, but what stands out most is the pyramid. The Tazumal pyramid is 24 meters high and has different construction stages influenced by Toltec, Copan and Teotihuacan culture. In addition tombs have been found with funerary offerings such as: earthenware vessels, necklaces, mirrors, rings, axes and other utensils. Tazumal is a fundamental part of archeology in El Salvador and you can not miss it.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Joya de Ceren. First of all this is an archaeological site completely different from a Mayan temple. Joya de Ceren is the remains of a Mayan agricultural village of about 1400 years old. Loma Caldera volcanos covered it by 14 layers of ashes. The ash that covered Joya de Ceren preserved it intact. Allowing to preserve in time the different structures, which now give us a broad vision of what life was like and the activities of ordinary people. In the different archaeological sites of mesoamerica, you can see in the temples how the important people of the time lived. But only Joya de Ceren lets you see how the town lived. Among the things found are: houses, storage rooms, communal houses, temazcal sauna, kitchen, corn plantations, etc San Andres Archaeological Site. San Andres will be our second point to visit in this itinerary. Probably Joya de Ceren inhabitants used this ceremonial political center to pay tribute. Because they are only 5 km away from each other. It has also been cataloged as a Mayan lordship that ruled over the area probably from 500 AD to 900 AD. The place is divided into two areas, the first called La Gran Plaza, which was the commercial and residential area of the area. Here is also the largest pyramid on this site, called La Campana. The second part of this site is the Acropolis. This was the ceremonial and exclusive area where there are 4 Pyramids and 2 basal constructions that were considered a place of residence for rulers. Studies have shown that San Andres had business alliances with other important contemporary Mayan cities such as Copan, Teotihuacan, even with Belize and El Peten. Lake Coatepeque. This lake, considered by many, maybe one of the most beautiful in the world, is an impressive volcanic caldera. And every year, without prior notice, it gives a fabulous spectacle by changing the color of its waters, from blue to turquoise. Tazumal Finally the archaeological site Tazumal. Near with our border with Guatemala, in the city of Chalchuapa. This is our last point to visit in our itinerary. Numerous studies have shown that in this city there is evidence of human occupation for more than 3200 years. Tazumal is located in the center of this city. The structures of this archaeological site were the site of an important indigenous settlement. Among the constructions found there are tombs, water drainages, but what stands out most is the pyramid. The Tazumal pyramid is 24 meters high and has different construction stages influenced by Toltec, Copan and Teotihuacan culture. In addition tombs have been found with funerary offerings such as: earthenware vessels, necklaces, mirrors, rings, axes and other utensils. Tazumal is a fundamental part of archeology in El Salvador and you can not miss it.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • From your hotel or lodging place in the metropolitan area of San Salvador
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • From your hotel or lodging place in the metropolitan area of San Salvador
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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El Salvador 2021
Jul 2021 • Family
I want to say thank you to Rafael Zelay from eco tours Petate for the amazing tour he gave us yesterday that included Tazumal, Casa Blanca, Lago de Coatepeque and San Andres. Besides the indigent in San Andres where the security didn’t want to allowed us to enter besides getting there before 4:00 pm. And the reason they didn’t want to allowed us to enter was because they were saying that our kids were not vaccinated, even when we show them the vaccination card for my 12 years old son and the PCR test for my 9 years old daughter. They refused to see the proof for my kids and were saying that only my wife and me can enter. When we asked the reasons they didn’t want to see the proof the answer was the administrator says no tourist and not kids. We explain them we just visited the other archeological sites and we can prove it that we didn’t have any problems. Finally we were allowed to enter but the administrator came to talk to our tour guide and was very rude and treating him to report him. We explained her that we didn’t have any problem in the other sites but she keep giving our tour guide a hard time. I just want to bring this to the government attention because the administrator is representing the government and the country and I don’t think this is the first impression the government want to give to tourists either foreigners or locals. So I think they need better training to be able to represent the country and the government. Hopefully this is not going to happen to all tourist . Once again I want to say thank you for everything to Eco Tours Petate
Written 23 July 2021
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Ceci G
Austin, TX20 contributions
Mayan ruins, only UNESCO site in El Salvador (Joya de Ceren), lunch at one of the 10 most beautiful lakes in the world!
May 2019
If you appreciate Mayan ruins, culture, and history-this is the tour for you! Our tour guide Francis was extremely knowledgeable. It was a thrill to visit and learn about Joya de Ceren, considered "The Pompeii of the Americas".

We also visited the San Andres ruins and climbed to the top of the acropolis.

We had lunch at Lago de Coatepeque considered one of the 10 most beautiful lakes in the world. The food was delicious and the view gorgeous!

The day ended with a visit to Tazumal ruins where we picked up our birth stone from the Mayan calendar since there's evidence important knowledge originated from Tazumal for the Mayan calendar and writing system.

Great tour filled with Mayan history, ruins, good food, and lovely culture.
Written 24 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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