Departing from Cuenca, explore Chordeleg, and Gualaceo. These towns are famous for their mastery of craftwork with instruments, jewelry and textiles.
This tour will take you closer to the Ecuadorian culture and traditions, at the same time that you'll be learning from the history of these towns and interesting facts about them.
If your tour is booked with more than 24 hours of anticipation, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cuenca, or otherwise we will meet at Hotel Carvalo at the time specified below.
We start our tour out of the northwestern side of the city of Cuenca with a visit to "San Bartolome”. This is a little town next to the Andes mountain range, with an amazing view of the valley of River Santa Bárbara. Famous for its crafty artisans in making guitars. We will also visit a traditional shop to observe the process of making this musical instrument.
The next stop in our itinerary is "Chordeleg” a town known around the country for its ceramic, gold and silver jewelry and, above all, for their fine filigree work made of gold and silver threads. Here we will be able to go shopping and the artisans will show us the way they elaborate the jewelry. Walk around its central plaza where we will observe countless crafts and shops.
Later, we will continue to "Gualaceo” to visit 2 important markets that are known for their variety of products and the colorful scenery. We'll stop for eating something (not included) after visiting a textile shop where we’ll observe the back strap loom and the horizontal loom weaving and how a variety of products are made. These artisans will also show us the Hispanic technique of "Ikat” to make shawls and ponchos.
We go back to Cuenca and drop you off at your hotel in town.
Hotel Pick-Up or Meet at Hotel Caravallo
Starting Time : 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
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