Hiking Santa Ana Volcano Crater Tour

Hiking Santa Ana Volcano tour starts: 08:30 am
From: San Salvador City
Tour Duration: 9 hrs

Ready for an awesome experience? This tour is an exciting adventure to the crater of Ilamatepec Volcano, a scenic hidden gem. With a height of 2384 meters above sea level, the Santa Ana Volcano, best known as the Ilamatepec, is the highest volcano and bulkier of the coastal range in the region. It is also the third highest point in El Salvador. Its geological history dates back about 2 million years, with irregular eruptions, such is the case Ilamatepec demonstrated its strength in 2005, with an eruption that destroyed vegetation, villages and crops. The road to the crater is narrow and has a medium difficulty.

During the tour, you will find a series of sightseeing points made of wood, from which you can admire the beauty of the natural landscape that surround the Lake and Volcanoes Complex. At the periphery of the crater, the winds are strong and you will be enveloped in clouds. From there you can see the emerald green lagoon inside the volcano. Also, you will have the opportunity to see a beautiful panorama of Lake Coatepeque, Volcano Izalco, Cerro Verde and the Pacific Ocean. The view is simply breathaking!

What to expect?


Brand new vehicles, professional and certified bilingual guides, local experiences, personalized travel assistance on day tours, the best tours at the best price.
You will also be accompanied with the local authorities, local guides and our team. During rainy season (May to October) the volcanoes might be cloudy and visibility might be reduced.

Included Hiking Santa Ana Volcano 


Private transportation with A/C, free pick up and drop off, bilingual tour guide, local entrances, local guide payments, bottled water, all taxes.

Important Notes


  • The tour begins and ends at the hotel where you are staying.
  • Always listen to your guide´s intructions. 
  • Meals are not included.
  • Transfers not included in the description.

What to bring?


  • Light clothes
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat or Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Extra water