Otavalo Marketplace with Optional Lunch

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Otavalo Marketplace with Optional Lunch information and booking

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$62
Duration
8 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from most major Quito Hotels
Time of departure
8:00am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Take a drive through Ecuador's breathtaking scenery, stopping along the way to take photos and soak up the truly amazing and diverse landscapes! Head for Otavalo Market and experience the local way of shopping as you barter for handicrafts and many other items!

Depart 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).  

Afterwards, we will make a brief stop at “Miralago”, to admire a wonderful view of Lago San Pablo, amazing views. The tour then continues to Otavalo where Otavaleños (natives) set up a market in which a bartering manner of shopping is taken place. The market hosts a variety of different handcrafted items.

Passengers may choose between staying longer in Otavalo or go to visit to the leather shops at Cotacachi. On the way to Cotacachi, we will visit a traditional workshop of Andean instruments "Ñanda Mañachi" located in Peguche and then reach Iluman,  land of shamans and healers, where we will have the opportunity to witness an ancestral indigenous ritual by a Shaman.

In Cotacachi you have enough time to visit the village, the shops of leather goods and free time for lunch. 

Return to Quito picking up passengers in Otavalo.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch (if option selected)

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink, unless specified