This semi-private tour, takes you to the amazingly beautiful Train of Liberty, where you will be able to have a great view of Andes, it will also take you off the beaten- path to the fascinating animal market, where you will experience firsthand, the native way of life. To top it all off you will visit the world famous Otavalo handicraft market and the volcanic Cuicocha lake.
FRIDAYTransfer to IbarraTrain of Liberty: Our guide will take you to the train station in Ibarra where you will take the Train of Liberty to the town of Salinas. It´s an amazingly beautiful train-ride through arid mountains, over bridges and through tunnels. In Salinas you will be welcomed by the local Afro-Ecuadorians and enjoy their culture, music and dances. You will also have time for a short visit to the salt museum and get to know all about the salt mining processTransfer OtavaloOvernight at standard hotelSATURDAYAnimal market: Visit the Animal market, a fantastic place to get to know the culture and how indigenous people in the area live.Plaza de los Ponchos: The hustle and bustle of this colorful market is a great experience and you can admire great handmade crafts, ponchos, alpaca blankets and a variety of textiles – this is a great place for souvenir shopping! You can also check out the traditional food market stalls where you can see the fruits and typical products the merchants offer there – you can find some tropical fruits that perhaps you have never seen before.Cuicocha Lake: Visit the volcanic lake of Cuicocha before heading back to Quito late in the afternoonTransfer back Quito