Cuenca is surrounded by colorful towns, where competent artisans make wonderful products. Our tour of the artisan towns will take you to visit San Bartolomé, Gualaceo and Chordeleg.
If you are interested in knowing, more closely, the local crafts of the towns near Cuenca, then this is the ideal tour. In San Bartolomé, the first stop, artisans work on making personalized guitars, an art that has been passed down from generation to generation.
During the visit to Chordeleg (gold jet) you will be able to learn about the production of fine filigree jewelry, as well as handmade pottery. While in Gualaceo, you will have the opportunity to wander through the local markets full of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as learn about and taste the delicious fruit grown only in Ecuador. The next stop is in Bulcay, at a family home where you will be able to observe the “Ikat” weaving technique, an ancient process that dates back to pre-Columbian times, used to make shawls and ponchos on old looms, also using natural dyes. extracted on site. If you decide to take our private tour, another highlight of this trip is the visit to Ecuagenera, the most important orchid farm in Ecuador. Take your time to admire hundreds of exotic species, from the tiny and dimest to the outrageously colorful, as you tour the facility and learn about the propagation and conservation of these amazingly beautiful plants. The tour will conclude with lunch at an exquisite local restaurant.
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