Gualaceo and Chordeleg Craft-Making Villages

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Tour Number

Activity Level

267615


Categories

Shopping, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

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

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Experience the local life by visiting the families workshops of Gualaceo and Chordeleg


Skilled artisans produce beautiful crafts here. Check out the exquisite Ikat textiles (hand-woven shawls and hand-embroidered clothing), jewelry made with unique techniques such as filigree, pottery, Panama hats and much more. .

Highlights:

- Browse the famous artisan-crafted guitars of San Bartolome
- Check out Chordeleg's famous jewelry and ceramics
- Learn about the Hispanic shawl-making technique called "Ikat" in Gualaceo
- Walk through the colorful market in Gualaceo where you will see locals weaving hats on the streets
- Explore the Orchid Farm and learn about the huge diversity of Ecuador

Itinerary

After an hour drive our first stop will be an small town called 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, here we will have the chance to see how local people leave in the countryside.

Next we will head to Chordeleg, famous for its silversmiths and jewelry shops that line the streets and main plaza. We will visit a local family to observe an artisan making fabulous filigree creations out of silver and gold step by step. 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 fiber.

Our tour continues to Gualaceo to admire the vivid, bright colors of its market, we will also visit the Orchid Farm with thousands of species. 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

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel Pick up

End location: Any location in town

Duration: 6 hours

6 to 7 hours. I am very flexible

Transportation

SUV with A/C for up to 3 people
*Van with A/C for up to 10 people can be arranged for an extra cost.

What’s Included

Other: - My service as your Private Tour Guide
- Private and comfortable Transportation in SUV with A/C for up to 3 people
*Van with A/C for up to 10 people can be arranged for an extra cost

Estimated Local Cash Needed

12 USD - Lunch and fees

What’s Extra

Other: Personal expenses and lunch

Restrictions

Please inquiry if you have any special request, I can customize the tour according to your needs.

A Recent Review of this tour

We could not have had a better time or a better guide! Javier adjusted the time to fit our schedule.He took us to two villages and introduced us to artisans that have worked in their communities for generations. We saw hand dyed and woven textiles that were stunning. Even Selma Hayek shopped there! We visited a family jewelry workshop and watched the multiple steps and intricate craftsmanship in making exquisite silver jewelry. We cant thank Javier enough for this unique tour!
Denise Weiss

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Private tour guide Javier

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