Otavalo market excursion

Discover an indigenous market and its handicrafts, navigate in the crater of a volcano, and immerse yourself in the culture of the Andean peoples, communities and ethnic groups of Ecuador.

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8 to 9 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Guided Tour
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Cuicocha Lake
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Cayambe, Cayambe, Pichincha Province

    Departure from Quito via the North Pan-American highway until reaching Cayambe, where passengers will have the opportunity to taste the delicious “Biscuits from Cayambe”, a type of biscuit or bread, made at the same time in a clay oven (accompanied by cheese from leaf or milk candy).

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Otavalo, Otavalo, Imbabura Province

    After admiring Lake San Pablo, we will arrive at the Otavalo Market, the largest in America, where the indigenous natives of the area, known as "Otavalos", one of the most recognized ethnic groups in Ecuador, make and sell their textiles and handicrafts. Those who wish to do so will be able to choose between staying in this area and enjoying more time in the market, and our bus will pick them up to finish the tour (they will not have a visit to Cotacachi and Cuicocha); or continue with the journey to the town of Cotacachi, recognized for leather clothing and crafts.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Cotacachi, Cotacachi, Imbabura Province

    On the way to Cotacachi, an Andean Instrument Workshop “Ñanda Mañachi” will be visited, located in the Peguche area, to coexist special moments with the local people and understand the Andean culture. Once in Cotacachi, you will have enough time to visit the town, the leather goods stores and free time for lunch (not included).

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Cuicocha Lake, Laguna Cuicocha Ecuador

    Later, we will visit the Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve, where the Cuicocha Lagoon is located, inside the crater of the Cotacachi Volcano, which originated after a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago. And, if time permits, you can take a walk around the lagoon, that is, sailing in the crater of the volcano in small boats (at an additional cost).

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Passengers will be picked up in the La Mariscal - Quito - Ecuador sector.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Spring Travel

Activity ID: V-246411P17

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