Otavalo Marketplace with Optional Lunch

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  • Location: Quito, Ecuador
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3074QMARKET

Take a drive through Ecuador's breathtaking scenery, stopping along the way to take photos and soak up the truly amazing and diverse landscapes! Head for Otavalo Market and experience the local way of shopping as you barter for handicrafts and many other items!

Departing from Quito on the Pan-American North Highway, enjoy the highway's mirador to admire and take pictures of the beautiful landscape and snow capped mountains of the zone.

Crossing the equatorial line at Guachala (used to be the middle of the world monument), you'll make a brief stop here before visiting the small town of Cayambe, famous for its "bizcochos." These buttery biscuits are baked fresh daily in traditional wood ovens. See how bakers prepare them and try these delicious treats.

The tour then continues with a stop in Mira Lago, which offers greats views of Imbabura Volcano and San Pablo Lake. After snapping some pictures here, head to Otavalo where the Otavalenos (natives) set up a market in which a bartering manner of shopping is occurs. The market hosts a variety of different handcrafted items.

Depending on your preference, you can either stay in Otavalo or go to Cotacachi, famous for its leather articles. Browse the shops or upgrade to the optional lunch package to enjoy the local flavors at the well known La Marquesa restaurant.

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8 hours (approx.)

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USD $61.99
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USD $84.99
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Otavalo Marketplace with Optional Lunch

Otavalo Marketplace with Optional Lunch

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Food and drink, unless specified
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Reviewed by: floridaeyesurgeon, February 2016

My wife and I really enjoyed this trip. The market was very interesting with great crafts and food. We would have liked more time there but we also enjoyed going to the Leather shops later that day.

Reviewed by: Rhiannon F, January 2016

The tour was great- lots to do in a day but definitely get your money and #39;s worth!

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Tour code: 3074QMARKET