A crafter’s dream tour! Your journey begins with a visit to the charming little town of San Bartolome. Here you will have the chance to visit a typical local house and see its gardens full of medicinal plants. Stop by the church and main park before continuing on to Chordeleg. Spend time wandering the craft markets of Chordeleg that are famous for silver, wood, gold and ceramics. Your next stop is the crafter’s town of Gualaceo where you will visit more local markets. Enjoy lunch at a small country house and then finish your tour with a visit to a craft workshop where the famous “Macanas” or shawls are made. These skilled weavers will teach you about their craft while demonstrating their work. Return to Cuenca in the evening.
Tour is not recommended on Mondays - most shops are closed on this day.
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.