Visit Otavalo, one of the most important tourist destinations of Ecuador, and the biggest Indian Market in South America! Enjoy this colourful and welcoming culture, visiting its surrounding areas and attractions. Have a relaxing and memorable day trip!
Otavalo is located in Imbabura Province, 86 km north of Quito, this town is now one of the most important tourist destinations of Ecuador, surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers, streams and springs, making this small city a paradise where tourists always return. The city of Otavalo is known worldwide for the famous handicraft indian market.
The departure is at 08h00, towards the colorful town of Otavalo and to the most famous Indian fair in South America, the Panamerican Highway, which takes you through spectacular mountain scenery, to enjoy a spectacular view of people and communities, while conducting their activities and daily life. Our first stop will be at Guayllabamba where you can taste the “chirimoyas” typical fruit of the region. Also, we visit the viewpoint of the Pisque River to admire and photograph the beautiful valleys and snow-capped mountains surrounding this place.
Before going to Otavalo, we will visit the viewpoint of San Pablo Lake located at the foothills of Imbabura Volcano. We continue our journey, and then we arrive at the Otavalo market or Plaza de Ponchos showing varied handmade indigenous crafts. It is also possible to visit the rural parish of Pecuche, where we can learn more about the local culture and the weaving process of the tapestries. After lunch we visit the Cotacachi village, known as the “music capital of Ecuador”, rich in the production of fine leather garments, which are displayed and sold in small shops along the center of the city. Once we finished, we will be back in the hotel around 17h00.
are displayed and sold in small shops along the center of the city. Once we finished, we will be back in the hotel around 17h00.