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Otavalo Market

*Regular services (SIB) depart and return only from the following hotels: Sheraton, Dann Carlton, Howard Johnson, JW Marriott, Holiday, Nu House, Hilton Colon, Mercure Alameda, Reina Isabel, Swissotel, Radisson - Quito, Ecuador

Description

Depart from Quito through the Pan-American North Highway until arriving to Cayambe, where the passengers will have the opportunity to taste the delicious “Bizcochos de Cayambe”, a type of cracker or bread baked in a clay oven (greatly paired with local cheese or caramel sauce). Afterwards, we will make a brief stop at “Miralago”, to admire a wonderful view of Lago San Pablo, amazing views. The tour then continues to Otavalo where Otavaleños (natives) set up a market in which a bartering manner of shopping is taken place. The market hosts a variety of different handcrafted items.
Passengers may choose between staying longer in Otavalo or go to visit to the leather shops at Cotacachi. On the way to Cotacachi, we will visit a traditional workshop of Andean instruments "Ñanda Mañachi" located in Peguche and then reach Iluman, land of shamans and healers, where we will have the opportunity to witness an ancestral indigenous ritual by a Shaman.
In Cotacachi you have enough time to visit the village, the shops of leather goods and free time for lunch. Return to Quito picking up passengers in Otavalo (spot determined by Gray Line Guide).
** Bus will wait for 10 minutes in Otavalo to pick up passangers that stayed there, after that will return to Quito with passengers that are on board.
  • Experience type : Tour
  • Max. participants: 16
  • Duration: 8 Hours hrs.
  • City: Quito
  • Country: Ecuador
  • Cancellation: Full refund 48 hours prior to arrival, except fees

Languages

    • English
    • Spanish
    • Portuguese
    • French
    • German

Highlights

* Miralago * Otavalo * Cotacachi

What's included

* Roundtrip Hotel Transfers - Please see description for more information

What's not included

* Optional Gratuities * Lunch

Good to know

Explore the markets, and crafts of Otavalo

 

    From
$65

Available

Selected

N/A

Gray Line Ecuador