Book an interesting tour to four beautiful towns near Cuenca to visit the workshops and buy handicrafts. The first stop is at San Bartolomé, a town next to the Andes with a spectacular view of the River Santa Valley. Next, you’ll head to Bárbara, a town famous for their musical instruments. You can enter a workshop and find out how guitars and other chord instruments are made.
Afterwards, the town of Chordeleg awaits with the artisans specialized in gold and silver threads, making impressive pieces of jewelry. In here, you’ll have some time to walk the main square and enter the little shops. Finally, you’ll arrive Gualaceo, where two markets will delight you with all the colors and precious handicrafts. After lunch, you’ll visit a fabrics workshop to see how the Ikat technique works when the artisans are weaving ponchos.