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Time8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Take a road trip through Ecuador’s incredible landscapes on this Quito shopping tour. Stop en route to snap photos of stunning scenery as you make your way to Otavalo Market, where you will experience local shopping at its finest. Barter for handicrafts, interact with city-dwellers and walk away with handicrafts, produce and house wares from one of Quito’s most popular markets.
  • Day trip to the Otavalo Marketplace from Quito
  • Enjoy various photo stops along the way including San Pablo lake
  • Browse for locally made handicrafts and barter for your items
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Quito hotels
Leave Quito and head out on the famed Pan-American Highway going north. 

In to the town of Cayambe, where tasty ‘bizcochos’ are made fresh each morning. Watch as local men and women bake off  these biscuits in traditional wood ovens and sample a few of these buttery delights while they are still warm. 

Continue on to Mira Lago, where you will find incredible views of Imbabura Volcano and San Pablo Lake. Take some photos before heading to Otavalo, where you will meet Otavaleños (natives) as they prepare for market. Wander the wares and barter for interesting items found only in Ecuador on the Quito Otavalo Marketplace.

Travelers can choose to stay in Otavalo, or continue on to Cotacachi, which is known for its handmade leather bags, belts and other items. Visit in Cotacachi a traditional workshop of Andean Instruments. You will have plenty of time to visit the village and do some shopping here. Enjoy some free time for lunch. 
On the way back to Quito we will pick up passengers who stayed in Otavalo.

Reviews

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M
, Oct 2018

What a fun trip! It was like getting 4 or more mini trips all in one. The guide was fantastic!Thank you tour operators with coordinating with our hotel for pickup.

m
, Jun 2018

Recommend

d
, Jan 2018

We didn’t need the stop to see the traditional faith healer. The local who came on board the bus to sing and sell her products was annoying. Otavalo needs to improve. Vendors don’t sell unique one of a kind handmade products. All Looks factores made.

P
, Nov 2017

Loved our time at the Otavalo Market! Bought gifts for stocking stuffers this holiday season!

J
, Aug 2017

Great tour! My only complaint was that, since I wasn't actually staying at my pickup hotel, it was hard to find out what time the bus was actually coming to pick me up. I had to ask my hotel to call the night before.

G
, Aug 2017

This tour was amazing!

A
, Jun 2017

The weather and sights are amazing in June. This is a full day. The street market in Otavalo was colorful and fun. Quite a contrast to the leather town of Cototaxi. The lunch spot was an authentic Ecuadoran restaurant filled with locals, delicious and a good value.

A
, Feb 2017

Excellent tour...William our English guide was very informed of the people's, cultures and area...we learned a lot about Ecuador..well worth the price..unbelievable sized market with foods and handcrafted items..a must see..

m
, Jan 2017

Excellent guide,time at stop,expert drivernot an easy task up and down those hilltop roads. Great restaurant,time for shopping, biscocho break ...everything was great! Timely pick up too.

k
, Dec 2016

Great tour that provided a great insight to the marketplace and surrounding area. The lunch was a bit disappointing and pricey when compared to other food choices in Ecuador.


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