Guided tour

From Cuenca: Gualaceo and Chordeleg Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Ecuador

From Cuenca: Gualaceo and Chordeleg Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Ecuador

From US$ 48 per person

Discover the villages and artisan crafts of rural Ecuador on this lively full-day tour from Cuenca. Browse the artisan-crafted guitars of San Bartolome, marvel at the elaborate ceramics and jewelry of Chordeleg, and visit a textile store in Gualaceo.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 9 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Browse the famous artisan-crafted guitars of San Bartolome
  • Check out Chordeleg's famous jewelry and ceramics
  • Learn about the Hispanic shawl-making technique of "Ikat" in Gualaceo
Full description
Start the day with a visit to San Bartolome, a charming town at the foot of the stunning Andes mountain range, with amazing views of the sprawling valley below. San Bartolome is famous for its crafty guitar artisans, so take some time to visit a traditional shop to observe the process of making this musical instrument. Continue on to the town of Chordeleg, renowned throughout the country for its ceramic, gold and silver jewelry and, above all, for its fine filigree work made of gold and silver threads. Spend some time browsing the many fascinating stores, and learning more about the town's many talents. The last stop of the day is the town of Gualaceo, where you will visit two important markets, known for their variety of products and the colorful scenery. Enjoy a short break for lunch, and then continue to a textile shop where you'll observe some back strap loom and horizontal loom weaving. You'll also learn about the captivating Hispanic technique of “Ikat” to make shawls and ponchos.
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  • Transportation
  • Free Cancellation
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    We had wonderful time with Enrique. He was very informative and friendly. Would highly recommend this tour and especially Enrique.

    January 10, 2023

    Enrique is an experienced and excellent guide. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and very interesting. We recommend him very highly.

    November 25, 2022

    Tour guide was wonderful - had lots of information, spoke English really well and the places we saw were great. He took us into a few stores and talked to us about always bargaining for the best deals.

    August 22, 2022

    Product ID: 29132