Otavalo: Small Group Market Tour from Quito with Lunch
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration options: 8 - 9 hours
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Quito, and then journey by private vehicle towards the lively indigenous bazaar of Otavalo Market. Make brief stops at the village of Guayabamba and get an amazing view of San Pablo Lake and the surrounding landscape. Try some of the local biscochos (cookies) typical of the region along the way. Visit a weaving workshop in Peguche to learn about the handmade artisanal products and clothes typical of the region. Get back on the road to arrive at Otavalo Market and join the locals who come to sell their wares at the most spectacular market in Latin America. Buy unique souvenirs or just watch the hustle and bustle of the market vendors. Stop for lunch in the village of Cotacachi before making your way to the beautiful crater lake of Cuicocha at the foot of Cotacachi Volcano. Return to Quito at the end of a day full of activities and get dropp...
Otavalo is a gorgeous and enchanted town. You can embark upon a complete tour for which you can customize your itinerary but the program below is the most recommended. It is also possible to make a stop at a rose farm and get an explanation of the growing process. Otavalo city is Ecuador's most representative city in the Highlands due to its amazing handicraft work, beautiful lakes, falls, delicious gastronomy and very kind and polite people. Itinerary
Drive through Ecuador's breathtaking rural scenery, stopping along the way to take photos at some amazing spots. Learn how to capture the landscape from a professional photographer. Enjoy diverse landscapes as you make your way through the countryside. Stop at an indigenous market, see traditional clothing, customs, and handicrafts. Admire the views of Lago San Pablo and try some delicious Bizcochos de Cayambe pastries. Stop at Miralago for stunning views of Lago San Pablo. See the wonderful Cuicocha lagoon before finishing off your day with a stop in Otavalo.
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We had a great day. Daniel was very flexible in our agenda; gave us a lot of information on history; traditions;living habits of Otavalo people etc.
We went on Latin adventures. They are excellent guides. You should shop at the workshops in otavalo that you attend.