Gualaceo and Chordeleg


Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Shopping


Kid Friendly: Yes. English fluent
Spanish fluent
French conversational

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of the car.

Maximum travelers: 4



Spanish (fluent), French (conversational), English (fluent)

Handicrafts and traditions

The villages of Gualaceo and Chordeleg, just 45 minutes east of Cuenca. In this places we will find, beautiful landscape, nature, families who still are making textiles the same way as the "Cañaris" (the native inhabitants) did 500 years ago, also along the way we have the opportunity to visit an orchid farm that has more than 2000 species of orchids one of the best of the world, also we visit the food and fruit market, also the typical cooked food market, shoes makers, jewelers, etc. So all together is a very rich experience.


We leave from Cuenca at 9 am, a long the way we visit several things, like, Ikat weavers, and an orchid farm. Then arrive to Gualaceo, here we visit two markets, also the shoes makers, the main plaza and the church.
Then we have lunch in a nice restaurant.
After lunch we leave to Chordeleg which is consider de silver town where a lot of jewelry is made, good prices and beautiful handicrafts from all over Ecuador as well.
Return to Cuenca.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I pick you up at your hotel or the place you are staying.

End location: At the end of the tour I will bring you back to your hotel or place where you are staying.

Duration: 7 hours

6 to 7 hours approximately.


Toyota Rav
Modern, air conditioned, clean and comfortable

What’s Included

Comfortable Transportation
Orchid farm entrance ticket

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Usd - Snacks

What’s Extra


A Recent Review of this tour

Great day with Carlos in Gualaceo and Chordeleg. Carlos is very knowledgeable and filled the day with interesting sites we likely would not have known about if traveling independently. Varied and interesting day. Super nice guy and great tour guide.
Joshua Schwartz, PhD

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