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”.
We (Ecuadorians) generally say:
If you came to Ecuador and did not visit Otavalo, it is as if you had not visited Ecuador. Do not miss “Otavalo market day trip”.
For the Otavalo Market Day Trip from Quito we have two options:
Option # 1 “Otavalo Day Trip”
Option #2 the “Otavalo + 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.
- All day tours from Quito can be customized according to your interests