Full-day Gualaceo, Chordelg And Sigsig Craft Towns - Cuenca

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Any location within Cuenca
  • Return Details :
    Any location within Cuenca
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Skilled artisans producebeautiful 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... Highlights: Browse the famous artisan-crafted guitars of San BartolomeCheck out Chordeleg's famous jewelry and ceramicsLearn about the Hispanic shawl-making technique called "Ikat" in GualaceoWalk through the colorful market in Gualaceo where you will see locals weaving hats on the streets

Know More about this tour

Next we will head to Chordeleg, famous for its silversmiths and jewelry shops that line the streets and main plaza.  We will visit a workshop to observe an artisan making fabulous filigree creations out of silver and gold.  Afterwards youll have time to shop around and check out the local jewelry and crafts.  Youll also have a chance to watch artisans weaving 'Panama' hats and other items made of toquilla straw. 

After your hotel pickup, a friendly guide will take you to visit Gualaceo and Chordeleg, two of the most charming villages surrounding Cuenca.  These towns are well-known for their traditional handicrafts:  macanas (shawls) made of alpaca wool, filigree jewelry, pottery, miniature ceramics, Panama hats, and more. 

On the way, we will first stop at the small town of San Bartolome.  Craftsmen here have been creating handmade guitars for generations.  Well visit a local workshop to observe the process of making this instrument.

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.

Next well have time for lunch in an area restaurant. Then our final stop will be at a local familys workshop where well 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.

Inclusions

  • Licensed Tour Guide / Driver
  • Transportation
  • 2 course lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Contact us to info@cuencabestours.com to arrange the exact pick up time please 

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking 

Not wheelchair accessible 

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.

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