Salvadorean Handicraft Tour to Ilobasco and San Sebastian
Photo Gallery Handicrafts
A full day tour with visits to San Sebastian to see the working looms, Ilobasco to see the Clay handicrafts and a visit to a project that works with women and youth. We make time for lunch in Ilobasco, or Tejutepeque for a nice lunch and short swim then returning to Suchitoto passing through Cinquera to see the park and church.
This full day tour departs Suchitoto or San Salvador at 8:00 am and returns around 6:30 pm. The tour can be done in two directions and depending on your interests we will decide together whether we start in Cinquera or in San Sebastian.
The tour includes stops at a minimum of two workshops/stores in San Sebastian; there we will see how fabrics are woven on the old working looms. All the shops sell the colorful hammocks, bedspreads, and table linen that are a trademark for El Salvador. After our visit to San Sebastian we head off to Ilobasco for a visit to some of the many handicraft stores in the center of the city, we will also visit the CONAMYPE center or Project Moje (weekdays and Saturdays until noon) where art and handicrafts are being used to change the lives of teens at risk and women by providing training and economic developmental skills.
After a chance to purchase handicrafts at Project Moje and other shops we will stop to have lunch before departing Ilobasco on a back road heading for the small town of Tejutepeque we head back to Suchitoto enjoying the sunset and lake views we will have time for a short stop in Cinquera to see the bomb shells in front of the new church and stretch our legs.
Included in this tour:
• Transportation in vehicle with A/C
• Bottled water(1-2 bottles/person)
• All Entrance fees
• Local guide fees
• Bilingual guide
Tour Duration of Tour including transportation: 7-10 hours
Difficulty level of Tour: easy
• Snacks and Meals
• Optional Tips to local guides
• Cost of optional activities including: Mountain bike, Jet ski, Buggy, Zip line/Canopy, Kayak, Rafting or other activities not mentioned in tour description