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$19 Transfers & Ground Transport

Quito Arrival Transfers

When you land at Quito's Mariscal Sucre International Airport, your driver will meet you outside the customs area and escort you to your shared minivan. Then, sit back and relax on the drive to your Quito hotel. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight arrival details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to your driver.

$45 Shopping & Fashion

Otavalo Marketplace with Optional Lunch

Departure from our designated hotels in 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.

$15 Day Trips & Excursions

1914 Original trolley city tour of Quito

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Basilica del Voto Nacional, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceConsidered to be the largest neo-gothic temple in AmericaDuration: 15 minutesStop At: El Panecillo, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceAn iconic place in the city, renowned for its beauty, and where is a giant statue of the "Winged Virgin", where you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern QuitoDuration: 25 minutesStop At: Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande), Quito, Pichincha ProvinceIt's the main square of the city of Quito where the Government Palace is located the Absobispal Palace, the municipality and the Independence's monument.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceOne of Quito's best-known Jesuit churches due to its large central nave, which is deeply decorated with gold leaves, gilded plaster and wood carvingsDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Calle La Ronda, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceIt is one of the most traditional streets that are in Quito, in the old houses, workshops and galleries of artisans have been arranged.Duration: 40 minutes

$95 Day Trips & Excursions

Cotopaxi Volcano and Limpiopungo Lagoon Excursion from Quito

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Cotopaxi ProvinceIt is an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains. On a clear day, Cotopaxi is clearly visible on the skyline from Quito and is part of the chain of volcanoes around the Pacific plate known as the Pacific Ring of Fire. It has an almost symmetrical cone that rises from a highland plain of about 3,800 m Duration: 4 hours

$19 Transfers & Ground Transport

Quito Departure Transfers

When your time in Quito is over, your professional driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Mariscal Sucre International Airport. You'll travel by shared minivan and enjoy comfortable, reliable and convenient transportation. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to your driver.

$105 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Quito Culinary Tour and Cooking Class

Experience the flavors and culture of Quito on this food tour! Meet your knowledgeable culinary guide and visit a food market to browse for fresh fruits and vegetables. Then, head to one of the oldest bakeries in Quito. See how traditional Ecuadorian quesadillas are made and sample the finished product while learning about Quito's food culture from your guide.Next, travel through backstreets to the southern part of Quito and admire the city’s historical architecture as you make your way to a local Quito home to test out your cooking skills during an Ecuadorian cooking class! Learn how to make authentic tamales and empanadas. Your expert chef will teach you how to perfect these authentic dishes before you get to taste these popular Ecuadorian dishes.

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