1-Day Otavalo Indigenous Market
While traveling through the landscapes of the Andes, visit the indigenous market of Otavalo, the most famous and colorful in South America.
This trip will take about 10 hours.
Group tours and private tours are offered daily.
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Day 1: Day trip to Otavalo
Departing from Quito to the North, we drive across the colorful valleys of Guayllabamba and Cayambe. Guayllabamba is rich in fertile soil and through effective irrigation systems has become an important producer of avocado and the local cherimoya fruit. Cayambe, traditionally dedicated to dairy cattle and manufacturing of dairy products, has recently enjoyed an important boom in rose farming. The breathtaking setting offers great photo opportunities and after two hours of traveling through the riveting Andean countryside, we arrive at the province of Imbabura.
The Otavalo Craft Market is the most famous and picturesque in South America. Markets are meeting places for shopping, bargaining and chatter while people of the region exchange local produce, utensils, pots, and pans or textiles. For visitors, the markets offer the possibility of approaching Ecuadorians at a more intimate level as you negotiate prices of a variety of woven goods, bags, hats, flutes or simply appreciate the skillful and generous people responsible for the elegance and beauty of the clothing and handicrafts.
The tour also offers a range of alternatives, including villages such as Peguche with traditional looms or Andean wind instruments workshop. Cotacachi which features leatherwork including bags, jackets, hats, belts, and more.
Meals included: n/a
Pricing1-Day Otavalo Indigenous Market
from $95 USD
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