This is a crater located approximately 1900 mts/6.233ft above sea level. The Izalco Volcano is one of the natural marvels found in El Salvador. This tour of the colossus not only includes the ascension to the top, but also the sight of the Cerro Verde Park, from where you can enjoy an impressive view of the place.
This is a perfect route for those that enjoy sport activities and contact with nature. After a three hour hike from Cerro Verde you will arrive to the crater of the “Pacific Lighthouse” (el Faro del Pacifico), as it was baptized by the seamen active at that time, due to the incandescent lava that could be observed for many miles from the sea. On this route you will find a trail with approximately 1500 steps and resting sites. During the entire you will enjoy a natural beauty, and the chirping of the birds such as the Torogoz, declared the national bird of El Salvador. At the skirts of the Volcano, after at least 45 minutes of walking, we start the ascent of approximately 2 hours. As we ascend, the freshness of the air is more intense and the panoramic view gets even more spectacular. Once you get to the top, you will encounter a crater of 275sqmts/2960sqft in DAYmeter and 27 mts/88.5ft in depth that will suddenly convert itself in a natural observatory. You can observe to the north the Santa Ana Volcano; to the south, a wooded stretch of cultivated land and the Pacific Ocean, to the west the mountains of the neighboring country of Guatemala and to the East the San Andres Valley.


  • Daily
  • Duration: Full day
  • Departure: 8 am
  • Return: 5 pm


  • Lunch (picnic style)
  • Drinks (non-alcoholics)
  • Park entrance fees
  • English speaking tour guide, park guides, and the companion of a forest ranger


  • Long sleeve shirt, jeans or long pant and long socks
  • Running or hiking boots
  • Back-pack
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Insect repellant
  • Binoculars
  • Money for incidentals and tips


This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, elderly persons and children.

This excursion can only be purchased at destination.

Excursions are subject to change.