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Izalco Volcano Climbing

Highlights / General details

Izalco is one of the youngest volcanoes in the Americas, which originated in 1770. For 196 years the volcano erupted almost incessantly, and these eruptions could be seen from the ocean, earning him the nickname "Lighthouse of the Pacific”. His last eruption was in the year 1966 and since then there has been a gradual decrease in activity. It is located 8½ km northwest of the town of Izalco. It’s almost perfect cone is characterized by lack of vegetation, the slopes of this volcano have slopes up to 45 degrees, which is a tough challenge for even the most experienced climbers.


Pick-up and drop off from select hotels in San Salvador; Tour guide available in English, Spanish or French; Admission fees.


Lunch; Gratuities.

Hours of operation

Available: Tuesday – Sunday; Pick up time: 8:15am.


Approximately 7 hours.




Departure Location: San Salvador. Alternate departure location in San Salvador: Inter Tours office in Paseo Escalon Cond Balam quitze 1a.

Participation restrictions

This tour requires being in good physical condition.

Additional Information

Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing; also is recommended that participants bring at least 2 liters of water and energy bars.


Passengers arriving from Panama or South America require yellow fever vaccine in order to leave the airport.

This tour requires a minimum of 2 persons.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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