Santa Ana Volcano Hiking Tour + Coatepeque Lake Sightseeing - San Salvador

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: San Salvador, El Salvador
    2: El Zonte, El Salvador
    3: El Tunco, El Salvador
    4: Mizata, El Salvador
    5: Playa El Tunco, El Salvador
    Traveler pickup is offered
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Huff your way up Santa Ana (Ilamatepec) volcano, El Salvadors highest, on this full-day tour in Cerro Verde National Park. Walk through a windy cloud forest, and at the crater, capture views of a glimmering lagoon and panoramas of Lake coatepeque, Izalco and Cerro Verde volcanoes and the Pacific Ocean. Upgrade to include a guide, who will lead you on this moderately difficult hike and explain the geology, lush vegetation and village ruins you see along the way. Acomfortablevehicle from San salvador hotels are included.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Santa Ana Volcano, Santa Ana, Santa Ana Department

National park

Duration: 6 hours


Optional Upgrade: Private GuideFollow your guide on an initial 30-minute descent and then a steady, hot climb for another two hours, and learn about the local geology and dense green vegetation you see along the way. Your guide also points out large pieces of wood, remains of a mountainside village after the 2005 eruption, now part of the peaceful natural landscape.

Your guide paces your hike at approximately four rest breaks at scenic locations, allowing you to fully admire the changing landscapes, which include sapphire-blue Lake Coatepeque, a crater lake in eastern Coatepeque Caldera.

 Once you emerge from the tree line, watch your footing on the pebbly terrain. Most of the trail has been fenced in, but some areas are still open to sheer drop-offs. Your guide advises when you should proceed carefully.

Reach the top of Santa Ana volcano amid blustery winds and a hovering cloud cover, and stand on a barren, flat ridge at the periphery of the crater. Look down into the bowels of the volcano and see an emerald-green lagoon steaming with sulphuric water.

 Pull out your camera and snap photos of the stunning all-star panorama featuring Lake Coatepeque, Izalco and Cerro Verde volcanoes, as well as the Pacific Ocean. Find a spot on the ridge and open up your box lunch, usually a sandwich, fruit and drinks.

Note: Although some beverages and a box lunch are provided, bring plenty of water and snacks of your own.

After this leisurely hour-long break, follow your guide down the trail on a speedy 1.5-hour trek back to where you started. Climb back aboard your private vehicle and arrive at your San Salvador hotel in the evening.


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

Professional guide (if option selected)


Entry/Admission - Santa Ana Volcano



Professional guide (if option not selected)


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Minimum age is 12 years

It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring light jacket, sunscreen and a hat

Traveler Reviews

  • 18-Jul-2019

    We have taken this trip with our guide Eduardo and with him we have also taken Ruta de las Flores the following day. Both trips are highly recommended, the hike is not hard, takes about an hr very scenic indeed. Be cognisant of the traffic on the way, and make sure you have sufficient liquids... Eduardo is very knowledgeable and goes to an extra length to make the trip more fun...