Otavalo Market Tour
1 day - Private
Tour - Any Day
We visit the village of
Calderon (famous for its bread dough figures) and the dairy community of
Cayambe (also known for its great yogurt and traditional biscuits). The
Otavalo Market is one of the largest indigenous markets in South
America. After visiting the market, we will carry on to the weaving
village of Peguche with its famous Sacred Waterfall, the woodcarving
village of San Antonio de Ibarra and the leather goods town of Cotacachi.
Late afternoon return to Quito. (L)
Otavalo Country Tour
2 days, 1 night - Private Tour - Any Day
Day 1: From Quito we travel
North to Calderons "bread doll" village, through the semi-arid
valley of Guayabamba to the dairy town of Cayambe in a lush green valley
at the base of Cayambe Volcano. We will visit the Otavalo Market, the
Sacred Waterfall at Peguche, the woodcarving village of San Antonio de
Ibarra and rest for the night in a beautiful and traditional hacienda.
Depending on the day of the
week, we will have an opportunity to visit the famous Otavalo Market!
Day 2: After breakfast, we
drive up towards the Cotacachi Volcano, the leather goods town of
Cotacachi and the volcanic crater lake of Cuicocha in the
Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve. Afternoon return to Quito. (B, L)
Day 1. Travel North to Calderon,
town famous for its bread dough figures, then visit the pre-Inca ruins
of Cochasqui, before arriving to San Pablo lake via the Eastern side of
Mt. Imbabura, passing through picturesque Indian villages. Overnight at
Day 2. A visit to one of the
weaving communities, then on to Cuicocha crater lake. Hike around the
area. Visit the town of Cotacachi, known for its leather crafts.
Overnight at a hacienda. (B)
Day 3. Market day at Otavalo:
excellent shopping for weavings and sweaters and a delight for the
photographer. In the afternoon, stop at the Equator line before
returning to Quito. (B)
Note: The order of the activities
may be varied according to departure day, in order to accommodate the
visit to the Otavalo market.