OTAVALO INDIAN MARKET
The Otavalo cultural tour is a wonderful way to discover and combine the famous artesian indigenous market in Ecuador, and some of the amazing views outside Otavalo.
The tour begins with a scenic drive north of Quito through the highlands. Our first stop will be Quitsato Mitad del Mundo, and then Cayambe, where we can taste the town´s famous local biscuits (biscochos). We will continue and pass through the view site of Lago San Pablo until we arrive at the famous Otavalo Market where you will have time to eat lunch and buy handicrafts. The main market day in Otavalo is Saturday; however, we can visit Otavalo throughout the week.
Our bilingual guide will talk about this area the indigenous people such as the Quitu – Cara and other pre-Inca groups, and he will provide some information about the city. After exploring the market and having lunch, we will leave Otavalo towards Cotacachi a famous town for its leather goods. Later on, we will visit the beautiful Laguna Cuicocha located inside a crater containing two green beautiful islands. Return to Quito in the afternoon.
Private transportation, English-speaking guide, lunch.
Health and travel insurance, personal equipment, personal expenses, beverages, and tips.
What to bring
Rainwear, sun cream, sunglasses, a hat with a brim, warm clothing, a small pack, and a camera.