Tour overview

Get privileged early access way before the joint departure. Go safe, skip the crowds and seize more of your day.

Raising 2,381 m (7,811 ft), Santa Ana volcano this is the tallest in the country. You reach the rim of this massive crater from with old lava flows, ash layers from countless eruptions and a turquoise sulfur-acid crater lake at the bottom.
Walk in the lush cloud forest to volcanic wasteland, enjoying some of the most spectacular views of the volcanic belt. One of the best hikes in the country to one of the most active volcanoes in El Salvador.

With more 400 summits over 17 years as professional Tour Guide, Santa Ana volcano has become my playground, making me one of the most experienced guides in this destination.

On a glance
Distance walked: 7.5 Km / 4.7 Mi
Duration (actual walking time): ~ 3h30m
Ascent – Descent: 478 – 400 m / 1568 – 1312 ft
Elevation at start: 1820 m / 5971 ft
Top elevation: 2295 m / 7530 ft

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Mix and Match

  • Dare to reach the top earlier than anyone else and watch the sun rising over the Zapotitán valley and Coatepeque lake below. Not to be missed! For this one of a kind experience you can spend the night on the skirts of the volcano. (Available on weekends only).


  • Private transportation in comfortable vehicle with A/C.
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Guided hike
  • Admissions to Natural Reserve
  • Use of public facilities
  • Local taxes

Not Included

  • Drinks or Meals
  • Personal expenses
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Every day of the week

6:00 AM - Departure from San Salvador
7:30 AM - Start hiking
~ 9:30 - Reach the crater
Expect return to San Salvador by 1:30 PM

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