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$25 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day Trip to Gualaceo and Chordeleg from Cuenca

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Parque Chordeleg, Chordeleg, Azuay ProvinceChordeleg land of jewelers, there get gold and silver jewelry of all sizes, models and weight. Filigree Candonga Zarcillos Rings, the shoe store, the fabrics and the straw shawl, has made Chordeleg a craft center of great importance nationally and internationally.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Reserva y Museo de las Artes Populares, Cuenca, Azuay ProvinceLearn about Ecuador’s history and heritage at Cuenca’s CIDAP museum.

$59.99 Private & Custom Tours

Cuenca to Gualaceo and Chordeleg Villages Private Day Trip

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.  We’ll visit a local workshop to observe the process of making this instrument.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 you’ll have time to shop around and check out the local jewelry and crafts.  You’ll also have a chance to watch artisans weaving 'Panama' hats and other items made of toquilla straw.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 we’ll have time for lunch in an area restaurant. Then our final stop will be at a local family’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.

$56.95 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-day Ingapirca, Gualaceo & Chordeleg from Cuenca

This is the perfect option for people with limited time, combining two tours into one: Ingapirca and the artisan villages of Gualaceo and Chordeleg. We start our tour with a ride through the enchanting highlands, enjoying amazing views along the way.  We arrive at Ingapirca which is Ecuador’s major Inca archaeological site.  Sun worshippers built this fortress-temple in Cañar valley.  It is located approximately 60 miles northeast of Cuenca at 10,500 feet above sea level.We continue our tour to Gualaceo and Chordeleg, two charming villages famous for handicrafts. We will visit a workshop where artisans produce the finest silver filigree in Ecuador. There will be time for shopping or simply admiring the interesting atmosphere of the town.Our final stop will be at a local family’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, you will be returned to your hotel.

$54.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-day Gualaceo, Chordelg and Sigsig craft towns

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 you’ll have time to shop around and check out the local jewelry and crafts.  You’ll 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.  We’ll 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 we’ll have time for lunch in an area restaurant. Then our final stop will be at a local family’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.

$122 Day Trips & Excursions

Cuenca to Chordeleg and Gualaceo Full-Day Shared Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Parque Chordeleg, Chordeleg, Azuay ProvinceYour driver picks you up from the departure spot given by the operator in Cuenca and then the tour begins with a transfer to the town of San Bartolome where you visit its church, central park, a typical house of the area and its gardens with medicinal plants. Here you can taste a cup of coffee or aromatic waters, accompanied by the "delicados", a bread made from brown sugar. During this tour you observe the production of straw hats and you visit a small workshop of guitars. You also visit the Chordeleg, famous for its handicrafts in gold, silver, filigree, wood, ceramics, etc. You will visit the main square and have time for shopping. Continuing with the tour, you will go to the canton of Gualaceo, where you will visit two markets: fruit and typical food. You will have lunch in a beautiful old hacienda. The tour ends with a visit to a craft workshop where they make the famous "Macanas" or shawls, typical dress "Chola Cuencana". Artisans will explain the process of making these beautiful and unique fabrics. Return to Cuenca.Duration: 8 hours

$2350 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Ecuador in 9 Days

DAY 1 - QUITO Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Hotel. Visit the Middle of the World. Quito City Tour by visiting the Historical Center, Palace of Carondelet and Panecillo. DAY 2 - FULL DAY AND LAKES IMBABURA OTAVALO visit San Pablo Lake and Otavalo. After the city of Cotacachi, famous for its clothing and clothing made from leather. Boat ride in Cuicocha. DAY 3 - QUITO / TRAIN ROUTE VOLCANO We leave very early to the Chimbacalle Station to take the train from the Volcanoes. Arrival in Machachi and cultural presentation. Continue to the Recreation Area El Boliche where we will make a walk of about 30 minutes at the end taste a canelazo. Return by bus to Machachi. Lunch included. Visit to farm the station and / or bee farm. Arrival in Quito at 16:45. Transfer to Hostería Rumipamba Rose. * This tour operates from Thursday to Sunday. * On different days this activity is replaced by visit to the first refuge of Cotopaxi Volcano, without lunch. DAY 4 - LAGOON QUILOTOA / BATHS Exit to the Laguna Quilotoa, one of the wonders of Ecuador. Picnic included. Transfer to Hotel Sangay in the city of Bath. Check-in. DAY 5 - Baños / RIOBAMBA begin a tour of the city, visit the zoo, crossing the tarabita on the Pastaza River and then enjoy a visit to Pailón the devil. Before leaving we enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the Tungurahua volcano currently erupting from the Mirador de Banos. Transfer to the city of Riobamba. Hotel Casa Real Spa. DAY 6 - Riobamba / RAILWAY NOSE OF THE DEVIL / INGAPIRCA / CUENCA Transfer to the station Alausí. Railroad ride on Route Devil's Nose. In the afternoon we visit the ruins of Ingapirca. In the evening we reach the city of Cuenca. Check-in at the Hotel San Andrés or Conqueror. City Night visiting the Mirador de Turi, the route of Crosses, the Broken Bridge and its surroundings. DAY 7 - CUENCA / CHORDELEG / GUALACEO visit the Calderon Park, the Cathedral, the broken bridge and the viewpoint of Turi and then go to the people of Chordeleg and Gualaceo. DAY 8 - NATIONAL PARK THE BOXES / GUAYAQUIL Visit to Cajas National Park. Return to the city of Cuenca. Then we will go to the city of Guayaquil. Check-in at the Grand Hotel Guayaquilo at the Mansion del Rio Boutique located in the Barrio Las Penas Hotel. DAY 9 - GUAYAQUIL / FIN SERVICES Transfer to the airport. End of services.