Gualaceo and Chordeleg excursion
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Excursions & day trips

Gualaceo and Chordeleg excursion

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy the amazing view of the Santa Bárbara river from the town of San Bartolome
  • Visit Chordeleg, a town known for its unique hand-made jewelry
  • Explore colorful textile markets in Gualaceo
What to expect

Visit the charming craft towns of Gualaceo, Chordeleg and San Bartolome, known for their skilled artisans.

The tour begins out of the northwestern side of the city of Cuenca with a visit to San Bartolome, a little town next to the Andes mountain range with an amazing view of Santa Bárbara's river valley. This town is famous for its guitar craftsmen, you'll visit a traditional shop to witness the process of making this musical instrument.

Next, you'll arrive in Chordeleg, a town known all over the country for its ceramic, gold and silver jewelry and above all for their fine filigree work made of gold and silver threads. Here you'll be able to do some shopping and the artisans will show you how they elaborate the jewelry. You'll also take a walk around its central plaza where you can visit countless crafts shops.

The tour continues in Gualaceo, where you'll visit two important markets that are known for their variety of products and their colorful scenery. Then you’ll make a stop for lunch (not included) after visiting a textile shop where you’ll see the backstrap loom and the horizontal loom weaving and how a variety of products are made, the artisans will also show you the technique of 'Ikat' to make shawls and ponchos. After this, you'll start your trip back to Cuenca.

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What's included
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Pick-up and drop-off from selected hotels
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
Where
Meeting point:
  • The tour departs from the following Cuenca hotels: Carvallo, El Dorado, Macondo, Casa del Águila, Victoria, Santa Lucía and Mansión Alcázar
  • If your hotel is not listed, your pickup will be at Hotel Carvallo (Gran Colombia 9-52 and Benigno Malo)
  • Please contact the local operator at least 24 hours prior to your tour to confirm your pickup time and location. You will find their contact information in the voucher after booking
What to remember
  • The tour departs from the following Cuenca hotels: Carvallo, El Dorado, Macondo, Casa del Águila, Victoria, Santa Lucía and Mansión Alcázar. If your hotel is not listed, your pickup will be at Hotel Carvallo (Gran Colombia 9-52 and Benigno Malo)
  • Please contact the local operator at least 24 hours prior to your tour to confirm your pickup time and location. You will find their contact information in the voucher after booking
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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Provider
Gray Line Ecuador
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

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