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Izalco Volcano Tours and Activities

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Located within El Salvador’s Cerro Verde National Park (Parque Nacional Cerro Verde), the Izalco Volcano is the highest in the country and the park’s most visually beautiful peak. It’s also one of the most challenging treks in the park; it takes visitors an average of three hours (one way) to reach the summit at 6,404 feet (1,952 meters).

A baby when compared to other Central American volcanoes, Izalco only formed in 1770 and didn’t stop erupting until 1966. It’s violent eruptions made the volcano a natural beacon for sea farers off the Salvadoran coast, earning it the nickname Lighthouse of the Pacific. These same eruptions were also responsible for sculpting the volcano’s near perfect conical shape, lunar-like and unvegetated, with a 820-foot (250-meter) wide crater at its summit.

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Santa Ana Volcano Hiking Tour + Coatepeque Lake Sightseeing

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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.36
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Combo Tour: Colonial Route & Volcanoes of El Salvador

Combo Tour: Colonial Route & Volcanoes of El Salvador

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Discover the towering volcanoes, idyllic small towns and colonial heritage of El Salvador during this comprehensive 9-hour trip. Explore the country's most famous volcanoes, enjoying panoramic views of Izalco Volcano and hiking the eco-trails near Cerro Verde Volcano. Spend your afternoon discovering El Salvador’s ‘Flowers Route,’ an area of beautiful scenery, colonial towns and indigenous culture, stopping for guided tours of Nahuizalco and the coffee-making center of Ataco. This full-day El Salvador adventure includes entrance fees, a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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El Salvador Santa Ana Volcano Hike

El Salvador Santa Ana Volcano Hike

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Hike Volcan Santa Ana, the highest volcano in El Salvador. Its an active volcano with a crater of 3kms of circunference and 400mts deep. Get ready for 3:30 hours of  beautiful trails in the evergreen forest mixed with volcanic rock and pyroclastic material closer to the summit. The active crater  plus the view of the other volcanoes and the Pacific Ocean, probably the best view in the whole country. Enjoy different temperatures and be prepared for cold winds, lots of sun or rain depending the season.
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  • 8 hours
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$70.00
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Santa Ana Volcano Hike Tour from El Tunco Beach

Santa Ana Volcano Hike Tour from El Tunco Beach

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If you are visiting El Salvador, one of the things you can't miss is to hike up the highest volcano in the country. Ilamatepec volcano or more popularly known as Santa Ana Volcano is an active volcano located on the western side of El Salvador. Enjoy an intermediate hike level surrounded by nature, amazing views of Coatepeque lake, Izalco volcano, and the ocean. On top of the volcano, you will find a beautiful green bubbling lagune waiting for you. A nice van with a/c and a professional driver is included in the tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.29
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The original flower and coffee tour in the charming mountain towns

The original flower and coffee tour in the charming mountain towns

Immerse yourself in small village life and indigenous culture during this 8-hour tour of some of El Salvador’s most idyllic rural towns. Discover Izalco, the picturesque community at the base of Izalco Volcano, and explore the produce at the market in Nahuizalco. You’ll also get to admire the murals of Salcoatitan and check out the colorful village of Ataco. Your villages tour also includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
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$92.31
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What are Izalco Volcano hours of operation?
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Izalco Volcano hours of operation: 8am to 5pm. 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 Izalco Volcano tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Izalco Volcano 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 5 Izalco Volcano tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Izalco Volcano 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Izalco Volcano costs USD 70.00. Guided Izalco Volcano tours start around USD 70.00 per person. See all 5 Izalco Volcano tickets and tours on Viator.
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