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Otavalo Market Day Tour

from 55 USD
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Otavalo Market Day Tour
from 55 USD

Description

The Otavalo Market day tour is a wonderful way to discover and combine the famous indigenous hand-made market in Ecuador and some of the amazing views around Otavalo.

This tour begins with a scenic drive north of Quito through the Sierra Highlands. Our first stop will be at Quitsato Sundial, located at the Equator line, where you can balance on the equator! Then we’ll continue to Cayambe, where we can taste and learn about the town’s famous bizcochos (local biscuits). Here, you can also have breakfast. From that point, we’ll continue to the famous market of Otavalo where you’ll have the option to purchase local handicrafts. The main market day in Otavalo is Saturday; however, this tour can be operated on Tuesdays too. Our professional guide will provide you with an explanation of the indigenous people of this area, such as the Quitu-Cara and other pre-Inca groups, and some extra information about the city. Afterward, we’ll go to the beautiful Laguna Cuicocha, which is located in a volcano crater and is home to 2 green islands. Our last stop will be Cotacachi, a town famous for its leather garments. Before strolling through this town, we settle for lunch in a local restaurant. Afterwards, we return to Quito.

Features

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Otavalo Market Day Tour

Shared tour

  • 07:00 - Pick up at Plaza Foch (Juan Leon Mera and Mariscal Foch)
  • 07:20 - Pick up at Plaza San Blas (Caldas E1-83 y Pichincha)
  • 08:30 - Visit of Quitsato Sundial, located at the Equator line. Entrance fee: $2
  • 09:00 - Visit of a Cayambe bizcochos (local biscuits) factory. Products not included, except one tasting
  • 10:00 - Stop at the viewing point Mira Lago, where it is possible to see Cayambe
  • 11:30 - Exploration of Otavalo Market
  • 13:30 - Visit of Cotacachi leather town & Lunch
  • 15:00 - Arrival at Cuicocha lake
  • 18:30 - Arrival in Quito

Prices

From 50 USD pp

Otavalo Market Day Tour

Private Tour

  • 07:00 - Pick up at your hotel
  • 08:30 - Visit of Quitsato Sundial, located at the Equator line. Entrance fee: $2
  • 09:00 - Visit of a Cayambe bizcochos (local biscuits) factory. Products not included, except one tasting
  • 10:00 - Stop at the viewing point Mira Lago, where it is possible to see Cayambe
  • 11:30 - Exploration of Otavalo Market
  • 13:30 - Visit of Cotacachi leather town & Lunch
  • 15:00 - Arrival at Cuicocha lake
  • 18:30 - Arrival in Quito

Private tour:  1 pax $230 – 2 pax $120 – 3 pax $90 p.p. (any day)

Prices

From 120 USD pp

Trips Highlights

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Exploring "Otavalo Market"

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Tasting the Cayambe bizcochos

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Wandering around "Cotacachi" leather town

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Hiking "Cuicocha Laguna"

What's Included

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Shared tour: professional and bilingual guide, bizcochos tasting, lunch, transportation from/to Quito

Ecuatraveling - Ecuador & Galapagos Tours

Private tour: professional and bilingual guide, bizcochos tasting, private transportation from Hotel-Otovalo-Hotel

What's Not Included

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Quitsato entrance fee: $5

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Market purchases

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Tips for the guide

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Private tour does not include lunch

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