Otavalo Market (PRIVATE Day Trip from Quito)

Nature & Outdoor

Cristian U.

Quito
English, Spanish (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 15 people

Otavalo is one of the most famous indigenous fair in the country; although the market has greater activity on Saturdays but it is open every day with an impressive variety of handcrafts, tapestries and weaving made by indigenous people of the surrounding villages. Meanwhile, tourists test their Spanish and bargaining skills at stalls vending colorful and inexpensive knitted sweaters, hats, gloves and much more.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At any hotel in Quito

08:00

Plaza de Ponchos Otavalo- Imbabura Province.

Driving north of Quito is the most famous indigenous market of Ecuador: Otavalo, full of traditions and handcrafts. Following the route is Cayambe, very well known by local people for its salt biscuits called Bizcocho that is usually served with local cheese and milk caramel. Then driving northern a nice lake can be appreciated with the background a majestic Imabura Volcano. Finally arrive to Otavalo town where the local market is based. If you want to see the market at its fullest, visit on a Saturday or Wednesday. Some typical items can be found such as handmade textile, ceramic, wood, silver, leather, and metal products.

02:00

Cotacachi Town-Imbabura province

The last stop for the day is Cotacachi located just 10 minutes away from Otavalo, a town known for its leather goods with really great leather jackets and bags. Afternoon time to drive back to Quito.

Ending Point

At any hotel in Quito

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

* Private Transportation

* English Speaking Guide

* Bottle of water

What‘s not included

* Meals (12-20 USD pp approx)

* Personal expenses

* Travel insurance

Important Information

I am available at any time as long I have not more booking with other clients.

* Wearing masks is mandatory while the pandemic is not over.

* The biggest market day is on Saturdays.

* Day trip is based as private.

* Clients may modify the pick-up time and just make sure to write down your hotel name or any other address.

* Bring a raincoat and apply sunscreen.

* Cancellation policy is more flexible than mentioned in the system as default.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$36/ per person

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