OTAVALO INDIGENOUS MARKET
Meet an indigenous market and its crafts, sail in the crater of a volcano, and immerse yourself in the culture of the Andean peoples, communities and ethnic groups of Ecuador.
$70.00 USDBook Online
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY
PICK UP: TUESDAY, SATURDAY
AT 07:43 AM
- Otavalo Market
- Indigenous community
- Cuicocha Lagoon
- San Pablo Lake
Departure from Quito through the Pan-American North Highway until arriving to Cayambe, where the
passengers will have the opportunity to taste the delicious “Bizcochos de Cayambe”, a type of cracker
or bread baked in a clay oven (greatly paired with local cheese or caramel sauce). After admiring Lake
San Pablo, we will arrive at the Otavalo Market, the largest in America, where the indigenous people of
the area, known as "Otavalos", one of Ecuador's most recognized ethnic groups, make and sell their
textiles and handicrafts.
Passengers may choose between to stay in this area and enjoy more time from the market and our bus will pick them up at the end of the tour (they will not have the visit to Cotacachi and Cuicocha), or continue with the journey to the town of Cotacachi, recognized for leather clothing and crafts. On the way to Cotacachi, we will visit an andean instrument workshop "Ñanda Mañachi" located in the area of Peguche, to spend some special moments with the local people and understand the Andean culture. In Cotacachi you have enough time to visit the village, the shops of leather goods and free time for lunch, (not included).
Later we will visit the Ecological Reserve where the Cuicocha lagoon is located, inside the crater of the Cotacachi Volcano, which originated after a volcanic explosion thousands of years ago. And if the weather permits it will be possible to make a walk by the lagoon, that is to say sailing in the crater of the volcano in small boats (with additional cost).
** Bus will wait for 10 minutes in Otavalo to pick up passangers that stayed there, and after that will return to Quito and their respective hotels or starting point.
PRICES PER PERSON
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