Suchitoto Day Trip from San Salvador
Discover El Salvador's cultural capital with a professional guide on this day trip from San Salvador. Enjoy a different pace of life in Suchitoto, known for its charming cobblestone streets, art galleries, craft shops and colonial houses. Visit Santa Lucia Church — the town's top attraction and one of the finest churches in the region — as well as the local theater and marketplace. Plan your day as you please on this tour, perhaps taking time for a boat ride on Lake Suchitlán or a visit to the Los Tercios Waterfall.
After morning pickup from your San Salvador hotel, leave the busy city behind and embark on the road to Suchitoto to discover the delights of the country's unabashed cultural capital. When you arrive, your knowledgeable guide will lead you on a walking tour, followed by free time to explore more at your leisure.
Travel back in time on a narrated stroll down the cobbled streets of this ancient colonial heartland. Fondly known as the 'Place of the Flower Bird’ in the native dialect, Nahuatl, Suchitoto is thought to have been founded by the indigenous Pipil people, who settled here in the 11th century. Suchitoto found itself on the front line during battles against Spanish conquistadors in the 17th century. As the town’s Spanish colonial architecture shows, the natives were no match for the invading forces.
Visit major attractions including 19th-century Santa Lucia Church, whose stark white façade stands out beautifully against the rolling green mountains beyond. Stop by the local theater, admire colonial houses and pop into arts and craft shops, and perhaps pause at a shady café terrace for a drink or bite to eat (own expense).
Your time is then yours to spend how you please. Perhaps stroll down to Lake Suchitlán and rent a boat to cruise around the islands in search of migratory birds and native animals. Or your guide can take you to the Los Tercios Waterfall to check out some cool rock formations.
At the end of the day, relax on the 1-hour drive back to San Salvador.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
Duration: 8 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
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Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.