Indigo in Suchitoto

Time: 8 hours

Required connection: 10 hours

Maximum departure time: 12: 00 N

Service: Private

Operates: Daily

Difficulty: Easy

Price Include: Private vehicle with A/C, Bilingual guide, indigo workshop, Suchitoto City tour, complimentary bottled water, and local taxes.

CODE: SSALAES

Recommendations: there are no specific recommendations.

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DESCRIPTION

In this tour we will visit Suchitoto, one of El Salvador´s colonial towns. Its name means the place of the Flower Bird. Walk along the charming cobblestone streets surrounded by lovely old colonial homes. Suchitoto is home to Santa Lucia Church, built in 1853, majestically situated in the town’s central square.

We will enjoy an Indigo workshop. Indigo is a natural colorant extracted from the Xiquilite plant. It was a very important element for the Mayans since they used it for magic/ religious rituals, as a medical plant, for pottery, and for painting. When the Spanish “Conquistadores” arrived to El Salvador in 1524, Indigo became the new source of wealth in the region. El Salvador´s Indigo, has always been recognized as top quality worldwide. We will learn the process of indigo as well as art techniques used on clothing as we experiment in designing our own scarf.

After the indigo workshop, we will learn more about the town walking through it before our return to the airport.