Day trip

Azuay: San Bartolomé, Gualaceo, and Chordeleg Artisanal Tour

Activity provider: Polylepis Tours Cuenca

Azuay: San Bartolomé, Gualaceo, and Chordeleg Artisanal Tour

Activity provider: Polylepis Tours Cuenca

From US$ 63 per person

Visit three important towns in the Azuay province: Gualaceo, Chordeleg, and San Bartolomé. Learn about the creation of various local crafts, including guitars, jewelry, and textiles with the help of a bilingual guide.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Hotel lobbies or in front of your apartment
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit 3 historical towns in the Azuay region
  • Discover local crafts, including guitars and silver jewelry
  • Explore a workshop to see how traditional shawls are made
Full description
This 8-hour tour takes you on a trip to explore three towns in the province of Azuay, located east of Cuenca. It's a great opportunity to learn more about local craftsmanship and to support Ecuadorian artisans.   The first stop is San Bartolomé, a pretty town with colonial-style houses and gardens filled with medicinal plants. It is also known for producing the best guitars in the country. Next, you will visit Chordoleg, famed for its intricate jewelry. Here, you can explore the different jewelry workshops before enjoying a tasty traditional lunch. Last but not least, the tour takes you to Gualeco, where artisans in traditional dress sell a range of different products. Visit the historical town center with its colonial-style houses then explore a famous makana workshop to see how the traditional shawls are made.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bilingual guide
  • Traditional lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Water
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Great experience with a very nice and knowledgeable guide. Would recommend.

October 12, 2021

Excellent tour the guide was excellent has a lot of knowledge and a lot of patience I would definitely do it again.

September 6, 2021

July 6, 2021

Product ID: 280227