The indigenous town of Otavalo is famous across South America for its handicraft market and colourful inhabitants, but the area also offers far more.

Otavalo, a small town 2 hours north of Quito, has the biggest Indian handicraft market in South America. But it is not only famous for its typical handicraft, wood, weaving and souvenir markets; but as well as for its landscape. Beautiful lakes, Indian villages, high peaks and natural reserves surround the Otavalo area.

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6:30 am depart Quito.
8:30 am Animal Market of Otavalo.
10:15 am Plazas de Ponchos of Otavalo approx. 2hrs.
12:30 am Cotocachi Leather Market with a stop for lunch at typical Ecuadorian Restaurant.
2.00 pm Peguche Waterfalls or Cuicocha lake (only one depending on numbers).
2:30 pm return to Quito.
6.00 pm back in Quito.


Private Transport with Spanish.

Speaking Driver.

Visits as mentioned.


Bilingual Guide.



Schedule: Morning

Meeting point: Pick up at your hotel.

Program lenght: 11 Hours

NOTE: Since Saturday is by far the biggest market day, we definitely recommend you to do that tour on this day.

What to bring:

Warm clothing.

Waterproof jacket.



Extra snacks and water.

Sun glasses.

Sun block.

Terms & Conditions

Any tour must be requested with at least 48 hours in advance, in order to coordinate properly the services, after this time you should contact direct to Ecuador Travel Online contact numbers information provided on this website. If you cancel at least 10 days in advance of the tour departure, it won’t incur in any cancellation fee. If you cancel between 5 and 9 days in advance of the tour departure, there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel within 4 days of the tour departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.

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