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Explore the mountain towns outside of Quito with a trip to the lively market town of Otavalo. Shop for handcrafted wares, enjoy a traditional Ecuadorian lunch in town and stop at the Guachalá monument on the way.

After being picked up at your hotel, wind your way up the Pan-American highway to the impressive Guachalá monument. Relish a delicious bizcocho de Cayambe pastry served with local cheese or dipped in dulce de leche.

Stop off at the Mira Lago vantage point for a sweeping view of the Laguna Sao Paulo, and then continue on to the vibrant market of Otavalo.

Wander the stalls to discover handmade items and woven goods. Haggle with indigenous Otavalenos vendors for everything from clothing and dream catchers to tagua nut jewellery and fake shrunken heads.

You can choose to spend more time exploring the market or visiting the leather shops in Cotacachi, where you can indulge in an authentic Ecuadorian lunch at a local restaurant. Before reaching the village, pass by the traditional Ñanda Mañachi workshop for Andean musical instruments, followed by witnessing an ancestral indigenous ritual performed by a real shaman.

Explore the mountain towns outside of Quito with a trip to the lively market town of Otavalo. Shop for handcrafted wares, enjoy a traditional Ecuadorian lunch in town and stop at the Guachalá monument on the way.

After being picked up at your hotel, wind your way up the Pan-American highway to the impressive Guachalá monument. Relish a delicious bizcocho de Cayambe pastry served with local cheese or dipped in dulce de leche.

Stop off at the Mira Lago vantage point for a sweeping view of the Laguna Sao Paulo, and then continue on to the vibrant market of Otavalo.

Wander the stalls to discover handmade items and woven goods. Haggle with indigenous Otavalenos vendors for everything from clothing and dream catchers to tagua nut jewellery and fake shrunken heads.

You can choose to spend more time exploring the market or visiting the leather shops in Cotacachi, where you can indulge in an authentic Ecuadorian lunch at a local restaurant. Before reaching the village, pass by the traditional Ñanda Mañachi workshop for Andean musical instruments, followed by witnessing an ancestral indigenous ritual performed by a real shaman.

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8:30 AM Market Tour & Lunch

Duration 8h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees
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$89

Total price is $89, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Otavalo Craft Market Tour

Activity/Location

Otavalo

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup

    Quito


Highlights

  • Traditional arts & crafts at the lively market in Otavalo

  • Chance to try a sweet bizcocho de Cayambe pastry

  • Panoramic vistas over Laguna Sao Paulo from Mira Lago

  • Ecuadorian lunch & option to visit Cotacachi's leather shops

  • Workshop for Andean instruments & indigenous shaman-led ritual


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Otavalo Market

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from select Quito hotels

  • Commentary in English and Spanish


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Otavalo, Ecuador