Suchitoto and Cihuatan


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture, Other


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.
The tour at Cihuatan Archeological site is outdoors, Do not forget to bring Hat or cap, sunblock shorts or long pants

Maximum travelers: 2



English (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

Colonial and Pre-Hispanic history

Suchitoto is known as the Capital of Culture in El Salvador. It has a rich colonial and post colonial past which is shown vividly in the architecture evident throughout the city.

The name Suchitoto means "Bird-Flower", and both of these elements are shown off to great effect. With cobblestone streets, colonial churches, art galleries, restaurants and friendly people, the beautiful town of Suchitoto is a place where art, nature and culture converge.

Our walking tour will take you to the most important places in the town. You will visit churches, Centro Arte para la Paz where they are teaching youngsters a culture of peace through arts , art galleries that showcase local artists, restaurants, a local cooperative of women who continue the Mayan art of dying fabrics with indigo, the local market, and more.

The drive to Suchitoto will include a stop at Cihuatan, one of the largest archaeological sites in El Salvador. You will learn of the cultural legacy of the Nahuatl-Pipil our Salvadorean ancestors


We will be heading north from San Salvador the capital on one of the country's most modern roads, seeing the Salvadoran landscape with volcanoes, mountains, corn fields, sugar cane fields.
We are going to make our first stop at Cihuatan Archeological site then we will drive to Suchitoto
In Suchitoto we will take our walking tour in town visiting the different art galleries, local church, Puerto San Juan and Centro de Arte para La Paz, for lunch there are different options in town

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I'll meet you at your hotel in San Salvador or airport

End location: Hotel or a place to be mutually agreed on

Duration: 10 hours

Tour's duration may be altered due to heavy traffic on friday's and during heavy rains in San Salvador the capital

This tour can only be operated from Tuesday to Sunday


We will travel in El Salvador by sedan car with air condition and clean

Suchitoto is a hot city, we usually skip the hottest time of the day having lunch and doing some indoor activities
Hotest Months in Suchitoto mid February to late April.

The heaviest rains are from August to mid November
Do not forget to bring the appropriate gear for each season

Best time to travel in El Salvador is from mid November to late February
Tour is only operated from Tuesday to Sunday

What’s Included

Other: My personalized services as your English speaking guide and driver,Bottled water,Transportation,Cihuatan Archeological site entrances, Puerto San Juan and Centro de Arte para La Paz entrances.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 US - Payments may include meals, snacks, extra drinks etc.

Most shops and restaurants accept credit cards

El Salvador official currency is US Dollars, You do not need to change local currency, there is also a good network of ATMS in the main cities and touristic destinations

What’s Extra

Other: Meals, souvenirs, snacks, extra drinks

A Recent Review of this tour

Benjamin is a pleasant and knowledgeable guide. He cares that his customers have a good experience and will modify the trip to best suit the needs of the visitor. It is obvious he enjoys his role and loves what he does. His enthusiasm helps make the trip more enjoyable.
Robert Penna

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