Indigo in Suchitoto

General Facts:

Time: 8 hours

Minimum connection time: 10 hours

Maximum departure time: 8: 30 AM

Service: Private

Operates: Daily

Difficulty: Easy

Price Include: Private vehicle, English / Spanish guide, Indigo workshop, bottled water and sales taxes and stopover tax exemption.

CODE: SSALIIS

Recommendations:

  • Walking shoes
  • Sunglasses / Hat

For more info contact us:  info@greenbluered.com

Description

You will first do the brief paperwork that will allow you to exit airport without paying taxes.  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 and 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.

Return to airport for connecting flight.

Travel to El Salvador
Travel to El Salvador