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Full-day Gualaceo, Chordelg and Sigsig craft towns

Skilled artisans produce beautiful products here. Check out the exquisite textiles (hand-woven shawls and hand-embroidered clothing), jewelry made with unique techniques such as filigree, pottery, straw hats and much more...

• Browse the famous artisan-crafted guitars of San Bartolome
• Check out Chordeleg's famous jewelry and ceramics
• Learn about the Hispanic shawl-making technique called "Ikat" in Gualaceo
• Walk through the colorful market in Gualaceo where you will see locals weaving hats on the streets

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8 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Licensed Tour Guide / Driver
    • Transportation
    • 2 course lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Lunch
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Sigsig, Sigsig, Azuay Province

    Departing from Cuenca our first stop will be at the small town of San Bartolome. Craftsmen here have been creating handmade guitars for generations. We’ll visit a local workshop to observe the process of making these instruments considered a crafts for its unique designs and inlaid decorations.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Chordeleg, Chordeleg, Azuay Province

    Chordeleg is famous for its silversmiths and jewelry shops that line the streets and main plaza. We will visit Favio Jara's workshop, his family founded this art in the town and now all the community makes a living out of it. We will have the chance to observe how he makes fabulous filigree items. Afterwards, you’ll have time to shop around and check out the local jewelry and crafts. Here you’ll also have a chance to watch artisans weaving 'Panama' hats and other items made of toquilla straw.

    We will also visit Fernando Loja's workshop to see is miniature ceramics that show aspects of the local culture

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gualaceo, Gualaceo, Azuay Province

    Our tour continues to Gualaceo to admire the vivid, bright colors of its market and the interesting clothing worn by the local women. Here you will learn about (and taste!) delicious, just-picked fruits that are grown only in Ecuador. Meat lovers should not miss the tasty roasted pig, a very typical dish of this area, although leave some space for lunch.

    Then our final stop will be at Jose Jimenez's workshop where we’ll see the process of weaving shawls and ponchos on antique looms, using dyes extracted from plants. At the end of this full-day tour outside of Cuenca, you will be returned to your hotel.

    Duration: 40 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Coronel Guillermo Tálbot 8-02, Cuenca, Ecuador
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If your hotel is not listed please provide the address and the name after booking.
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Infant meals not included
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • For 1 to 5 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver. For more than 5 passengers, a driver and a bilingual guide will be provided.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Cuenca Bestours Tour Operator

Activity ID: V-28838P20

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