Tour Otavalo Market And Surroundings

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Highlights of Tour Otavalo Market And Surroundings

Enjoy a full day that will allow you to get to know Ecuador's most famous indigenous market: Otavalo. There you will understand the importance of this place and you will also be able to buy the colourful textiles and crafts, and enjoy the local gastronomy.

In addition, we will visit different towns in the area such as Calderon a small town popular for its manual art of "Marzipan", Cayambe a perfect place to see how people prepare cakes using a traditional technique and Cotacachi famous for its leather crafts. 

During the excursion, you will visit the Imbabura volcano with a height of 4610 meters, you will visit the San Pablo lake, you will visit the Cuicocha lake where you can take a boat trip around it and you will see the Cayambe sundial. 

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STARTS
QUITO (EC)
Quito - Barrio San Blas and Barrio la Mariscal from 7:00 am
ENDS
Quito - Barrio San Blas and Barrio la Mariscal from 6:00 pm.
DURATION
11 Hours
FREQUENCY
Tuesday, Saturday
SEASON
All year round
INCLUDED
- Transport Quito - Otavalo - Quito
- Certified bilingual guide
- Lunch
NOT INCLUDED
Additional tickets
DIFFICULTY
Low
WHAT TO BRING?
- Comfortable clothing and shoes
- Sunglasses
- Sunscreen
DESTINATIONS
Otavalo (EC)
INCLUDED MENU
Ecuadorian lunch consisting of:
- Hot vegetable soup
- Main course (can be grilled meat, chop or chicken) accompanied by rice or potatoes, salad, and a drink made with local fruit.

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At 7:00 am we meet in the San Blas neighborhood, from there we take a bus to go to the north of the city of Quito, traveling approximately half an hour until we reach Calderón. In this small famous town we will make our first stop where we will be 45 minutes that allows us to know the manual arts of Marzipan. 

Following the route we will stop at a panoramic point to enjoy the landscape of the Imbabura volcano with a height of 4610 meters and from there we can also appreciate the San Pablo lake.

We continue our tour towards the city of Otavalo, we will make a stop to watch the animal fair that takes place on Saturdays, we will walk about 5 minutes until we find the world famous "Otavalo Market" or "Plaza de los Ponchos" where we will take advantage of the culture. In this place, we will find millenary customs and traditions, where the locals wear traditional indigenous clothes. There we will be able to buy costumes, ponchos, blankets with colourful fabrics and handicrafts.

Around 1:00 pm we will have free time to have lunch in a restaurant near the market, enjoying some typical dishes. We will continue our trip to the town of Cotacachi, where we will be able to observe and buy articles made of leather. Next, we will visit the magnificent Cuicocha lagoon, where we will be able to take a 25 minute boat ride to explore the surrounding area. 

Finally, when we return to Quito, we will visit the town of Cayambe to taste the cakes that they prepare using a traditional technique and we will also get to know the sundial. Approximately 6 pm we will arrive in Quito. 

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Great experience in Quito
05/08/2019
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If you are visiting Quito, consider the tour . We had a really great time!

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