Chordeleg is a small town about one hour from Cuenca, often combined with Gualaceo (6 km/3.7 away) for day trips. It is known for the many jewelry stores that line the streets and main square: there must be at least 20 of them. The jewelryâ€”particularly the silverâ€”is made locally and there is an impressive selection of pendants, bracelets, earrings and other items.
Other than shop, there isn't much to see and do in Chordeleg. Most of the tours take visitors to have lunch at the nearby Hosteria Uzhupud .
Buses leave Cuenca regularly for Gualaceo (from the corner of EspaÃ±a and BenalcÃ¡zar), where it is easy to catch a second bus to Chordeleg. There are also direct buses to Chordeleg from the main bus terminal ($0.75).