Location: Quito, Ecuador
Rating: based on 21 reviews
Take a tour 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!
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Professional guide
- Lunch (if option selected)
Departing from Quito on the Pan-American North Highway, you’ll make a brief stop in Calderon, a town where the famous ‘masapan’ dolls are made. If time allows, you’ll make a second stop at 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 head up to Otavalo and make a stop at Mira Lago to take pictures of the beautiful San Pablo lake. The tour then continues 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.
Continuing the trip, you’ll go to Cotacachi, famous for its leather articles. Browse the shops or upgrade to the optional lunch package to enjoy the local flavours at the well known La Marquesa restaurant. Afterwards, you’ll go to Peguche, a small village known for its waterfalls and wind instruments fabrics.
Departure Point: Tour departs from most major Quito Hotels
Departure Time: 8:00am – Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
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Totally enjoyed this tour. Roberto was an excellent guide – very informative. We were given plenty of time to enjoy shopping in Otavalo. I would definately recommend this tour to anyone.
Reviewed by: Sophia T