Otavalo Market Day Trip - 1 Day

Start the Otavalo market day trip, with an early pick up from your accommodation in Quito.
Start heading north, where your first stop will be in Guayllabamba, a town known for its delicious chirimoyas (custard apples) and sample it. Continue to the second stop, at the Quitsato sundial, learn how the indigenous communities see and understand the world. The third stop before arriving at the market will be at the beautiful San Pablo Lake, located on the skirts of the Mount Imbabura. Once at the Otavalo Market, you can walk all over the market looking for the perfect souvenirs, handcrafts and colorful textiles. Then, lunch at a typical and varied local restaurant. And as the last activity of the day visit a local loom weaver and its workshop.
The city of Otavalo, located in the province of Imbabura is also known as the province of the lakes “Los Lagos”. Otavalo is located less than two hours north of Quito. Visited every year by thousands of tourists from all over the world, for its picturesque beauty and its well-known Otavalo market. At the Otavalo market, you can find an endless variety of textile products, as well as all kinds of crafts that fill this square with a rainbow of colors.

On the other hand this indigenous group, still retains its original way of dressing, the festivities of the sun (Inti Raimi in the month of June), the moon (Koya Raimi in the month of September) and in honor of the mountains, the feast of the harvest, Yamor to thank the mother earth “Pacha Mama” (first days of September), making Otavalo a place with so much cultural richness it is a place definitely worth visiting. The market of Otavalo has the reputation of being the largest craft markets in all of South America, the colorful main square is known as “Plaza de Ponchos”.
The Otavalo Market is one of many must-do Ecuador day tours. Do not miss “Otavalo market day trip”.

Otavalo Market Day Trip from Quito we have two options:

Option # 1 “Otavalo day trip”

Option #2 “Otavalo day trip+ Cuicocha Crater lake”. ( additional $30)

  • Hotel Pick -up/Drop-off (Downtown Quito)
  • San Pablo Lake
  • Indian Famous Market
  • Animal Market(optional Saturdays only)
  • Lunch time
  • Peguche Waterfalls
  • Drive back Quito

Tour lasts approx. 7 to 8 hours.

Please note:

  • All  day tours from Quito can be customized according to your interests

What is included?

  • Transportation from/to accommodation
  • English/Spanish speaking guide

What is not included?

  • Meals are not included.
  • Entrance fees to attractions, museums are not included.

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Otavalo Market Day Trip
Price From USD $ 70/pax
Total $ 70 USD

Trip Facts

  • minimum 2 max 8 people

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