Cuenca to Gualaceo, Chordeleg and San Bartolome Full-Day Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Cuenca

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In the tour of the artisan villages, you will visit 3 important towns of the province of azuay Gualaceo, Chordeleg, San Bartolome and in each one you will have the opportunity to know about the elaboration of some crafts such as guitars, jewelery or textiles. Also during this day you can admire the beautiful landscape  of the Andes mixed with the color of the traditional "cholas cuencanas" that always wear their colorful skirts and shawls, and you will enjoy  the old colonial style houses. And for lovers of local food this tour will take you to a local market to enjoy culinary delights.
Starting at 8am approx. In the city of Cuenca, we will head east for 45min. get to San Bartolome, magical place with very old houses and cradle of the best guitar makers in the country. Here you can also visit the central park and its church. After this you will continue to Chordeleg place recognized throughout the country for the talent of its jewelers, here you will learn about the technique of the filigree that has given so much fame to Ecuadorian jewelry. After this you will go to Gualaceo the second  more important  Canton of the province of Azuay, and ideal site for lovers of traditional food, this place has a picturesque market where you can delight with delicious local food. After lunch, your guide will take you to visit the center of Gualaceo, which has several colonial houses, to finally visit the famous "MAKANAS" workshop where you will have a demonstration of how the shawls of the Cholas Cuencacanas are made, a garment that in the last years, she has gained space within the upper social class, being a garment that is widely used by women in important events,even in beauty events.

What’s included

  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Drinks


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide