Free tour

Historic city of Chalchuapa - Free walking tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Registered on May 09, 2023

My name is Fernando and I am a traveling soul who enjoys new experiences and meeting people from all over the world. I invite you to discover the wonders that our small country can offer you. Remember that traveling is the opportunity to connect with the life and cultures of different cities and people.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

On this tour, you will visit the pre-Columbian city of Chalchuapa, one of the most important commercial cities that existed before the Spanish conquest.
You will have the opportunity to visit the historic center of the city as well as the imposing ruins of Tazumal, we will also visit the Cuzcachapa lagoon; a lagoon of volcanic origin that has the characteristic of being located in the urban area of ​​the city.


  • Catedral Santiago apostol
  • Parque Jose Matias Delgado
  • Laguna Cuzcachapa
  • Iglesia el calvario
  • Ruinas del Tazumal
  • Usumat casa del arte
  • 2D azucar coffee

Additional information:
-Do not lose the opportunity to get to know the city and the friendly people from Chalchuapa, you will have an experience of a kind.
- After visiting the most iconic places we can go to a cafe or bar to get something to drink and have a chat with locals. 
- The only place that has an entrance fee is the ruins of el Tazumal.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    X8JF+JF3, Chalchuapa, El Salvador
    X8JF+JF3, Chalchuapa, El Salvador
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    I will be at cementerio general de chalchuapahow to recognize me: Hawaiian shirt and tattoos

  • 1
    Outside visit
    El tazumal
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Laguna Cuzcachapa
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Parroquia Santiago Apóstol
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Parque Arqueológico de Casa Blanca

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Claudia 19 Feb 2024

If I could give 10 starts I would. Fernando knows the history, is passionate about it, and give you tips and tricks for everything El Salvador. He truly is a Nomad traveler in this Beautiful Country. I completely recommend booking this tour.
Emmanuelle 25 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
What a great tour with Fernando! So much knowledge about the town & the ruins! On top of that, Fernando shared legends, tips, & his good vibes! Thanks so much for being so open and fun. Highly recommend!!
Leslie 01 Nov 2023
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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
What a Fantastic Tour! Even though the country was on a red alert because of the hurricane in the Pacific and we had rain most of the day, Fernando gave us an amazing tour! We would join any tour Fernando leads! His knowledge and experience along with the love of the area was outstanding! Best wishes From Dave, Leslie, Brad and Laura
MaKenzie 25 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
We had the BEST time with Fernando! He showed us all the highlights of Chalchuapa and was incredibly interesting, engaging, and funny. His tour went way above my expectations as he taught us about the local history, botany, indigenous people, education system, and more. The ruins don't have an information signs up, so his guidance made the visit worthwhile. As an easy little trip out of Santa Ana, this is a great activity for anyone visiting the area :)
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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