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Azuay: San Bartolomé, Gualaceo, and Chordeleg Artisanal Tour

Product ID: 280227
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Visit three important towns in the Azuay province: Gualaceo, Chordeleg, and San Bartolomé. Learn about the creation of various local crafts, including guitars, jewelry, and textiles with the help of a bilingual guide.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting times 8:10 AM, 8:20 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Hotel lobbies or in front of your apartment
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Visit 3 historical towns in the Azuay region
  • Discover local crafts, including guitars and silver jewelry
  • Explore a workshop to see how traditional shawls are made
Full description
This 8-hour tour takes you on a trip to explore three towns in the province of Azuay, located east of Cuenca. It's a great opportunity to learn more about local craftsmanship and to support Ecuadorian artisans.  

The first stop is San Bartolomé, a pretty town with colonial-style houses and gardens filled with medicinal plants. It is also known for producing the best guitars in the country. Next, you will visit Chordoleg, famed for its intricate jewelry. Here, you can explore the different jewelry workshops before enjoying a tasty traditional lunch.

Last but not least, the tour takes you to Gualeco, where artisans in traditional dress sell a range of different products. Visit the historical town center with its colonial-style houses then explore a famous makana workshop to see how the traditional shawls are made.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bilingual guide
  • Traditional lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

From US$ 69 per person

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Product ID: 280227