Gualaceo and Chordeleg including an Ikat workshop


Tour Number

Activity Level



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


Kid Friendly: Yes.

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

Maximum travelers: 10



Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Gualaceo and Chordeleg craft-making towns tour


- 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

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


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. 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


SUV with AC for up to 3 people
Van with AC from 4 to 10 people

What’s Included

- My service as your Private Tour Guide
- Private and comfortable Transportation:
SUV with AC for up to 3 people
Van with AC from 4 to 10 people
- Entrance fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 USD - Lunch

What’s Extra

Personal expenses and lunch


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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