Excursion to Gualaceo and Chordeleg from Cuenca
Activity: Sightseeing, Walking Tours, Countryside Tours
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Duration: 4 hrs
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- Visit a textiles workshop
- Shop at the Gualaceo markets
- Tour through San Bartolomé town
- Observe the filigree in gold and silver
- Participate in a Guitar making workshop
All about the trip
San Bartolome” a little town next to the Andes mountain range, with an amazing view of the valley of River Santa Bárbara. This town is famous for its crafty artisans in making guitars. We will visit a traditional shop to observe the process of making this musical instrument. We continue to “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.
There we can then take a 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. Visit of a textile shop where we’ll observe the backstrap loom and the horizontal loom weaving and how a variety of products are made, they will also show us the Hispanic technique of “Ikat” to make shawls and ponchos. Then return to Cuenca.Gualaceo Canton
What is included in the price
- Entrance fees
- Hotel transportation
- English-speaking tour guide
What is not included in the price
- Optional gratuities
Please dress according to local weather conditions
If you will be staying at an alternate hotel, please contact Gray Line Quito to find the nearest pickup point
Do you have a question or need more information about the activity?
You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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