OTAVALO INDEGENOUS MARKET TOUR

You can learn about the culture, way of life, and daily life of the Otavalena culture on our short 2 day/1 night tour. You will be able to get to know one of the most representative cultures of Ecuador.

NATURE

CULTURA

EXTREME SPORTS

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Plaza de los Ponchos: also known as Mercado Centenario, is the scene of the largest craft fair in northern Ecuador. Located in the province of Imbabura in the town of Otavalo. The activity of Plaza de Ponchos Ecuador is intended to market artisanal items, both locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally. Otavalo textiles are its flagship of artisanal production, however it also offers other types of products made of wood, works of art with ceramics, wood, paint, metal, etc.
  • Cuicocha Lake: The first thing that catches your attention is the majesty of the three-kilometer-diameter lagoon, its crystalline waters and the Teodoro Wolf (the largest) and José María Yerovi islets. They are located in the center of a volcanic crater and are divided by “The Channel of Dreams”. In that place live guinea pigs, which give the name to the lagoon.
DAY 1: ​TRIP TO OTAVALO AND VISIT INDIGENOUS MARKET

Hotel pickup. We will head by private transportation to the north of Quito, Otavalo is located in the province of Imbabura and is a magical city surrounded by mountains, lakes, farmland, and indigenous communities. Crossing the Guayllabamba Valley we will reach the Quitsato Sundial, the place where the Equator Line passes. Then we will make a stop at the San Pablo Lake viewpoint and continue the trip to Otavalo. Check-in at the hotel and lunch (Not included). In the afternoon we will visit the famous Plaza de Ponchos, the largest indigenous market in South America, an ideal place for shopping. Back at the hotel. Overnight in Otavalo.

  • Professional English-speaking guide-driver.
  • Double accommodation in a hotel of your choice.
DAY 2: ​CUICOCHA LAKE - RETURN TO QUITO

Lago Cuicocha Uno de los sitios para visitantes más sorprendentes en las tierras altas del norte es Cuicocha, un hermoso lago en un cráter ubicado justo al lado de la montaña Cotacachi. Esta formación geológica ofrece a los visitantes la posibilidad de realizar caminatas por increíbles senderos o apreciar las artesanías típicas que se venden en el pequeño mercado ubicado a la orilla del lago. Por la tarde regreso a Quito.

  • Breakfast
  • Professional English-speaking guide-driver.
  • Double accommodation in a hotel of your choice.

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