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Otavalo Indigenous Market Day Trip from Quito

Highlights
  • Visit the indigenous market at Otavalo on a day trip from Quito
  • Shop for crafts like textiles and leather goods hand-made by local Andean communities
  • Enjoy gorgeous scenery of the Andes and San Pablo Lake en route to the market
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Otavalo Indigenous Market Day Trip from Quito
From US$ 108.00
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Explore Otavalo Market in Small Groups, not lunch included
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Explore Otavalo Market in private service with lunch included in standard service
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Private Comfort + Lunch
Explore Otavalo Market in private service with lunch included in comfort serviceMenu lunch in Le Mirage Garden Hotel /Driver + guide per vehicule
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Overview
Shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs at an indigenous market and enjoy gorgeous scenery during this 8-hour trip to Otavalo Market from Quito. This fascinating market features a wealth of hand-made creations produced by local Andean communities, including textiles, leather goods and more. Enjoy sublime views of the Andes Mountains and San Pablo Lake during your drive to the site before hunting for souvenirs. On your way home, you can choose to visit Cotacachi, an artisan town famous for its leather goods, or Cuicocha Lake. Your shopping and scenery trip includes a guide, entrance fees, a snack, round-trip hotel transport and an upgrade with lunch.
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Stop At: Otavalo Market, Otavalo, Imbabura Province

The Otavalo Market, which makes this market town famous, is undoubtedly one of the most important and spectacular markets in all of Latin America. The Otavalo market is attractive to visitors for both its outstanding shopping and its cultural significance. Local people use market day much the way their ancestors did during Ecuador’s pre-Colombian history. The Otavalo market is a fascinating way to experience traditional Ecuadorian culture and the traditions of the Andes.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cuicocha Lake, Laguna Cuicocha, Imbabura Province

It is a 3 km (2 mi) wide caldera and crater lake at the foot of Cotacachi Volcano in the Cordillera Occidental of the Ecuadorian Andes. Its name comes from the Kichwa indigenous language and means "Lago del Cuy" or Guinea Pig Laguna in English. It was given this name due to the guinea pig shape of the largest Island in the middle of the laguna. These animals play a significant part in the everyday life of Ecuadorians

Duration: 2 hours
Reviews (14)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2019
market day

purchased coats, blankets, tablecloths, scarfs for gifts. colorful, had fun, did instead of tour activities, and rest of group from exotica, a very poorly run tour, wish they would have joined us

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank girlrascal
Reviewed 15 December 2018
very fruitful shopping

really nice market. I was expecting one like the ferias in Argentina, but this was more than I hoped for. Beautiful products, crafts and gifts, made locally. We picked up some really nice silver jewelry, decorative gourds, woven goods and more. Bargaining is fine, even...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank WendyC240
Reviewed 25 November 2018
Nice day trip with a friendly guide

We were picked up by our tour guide Diego who was warm and welcoming. He provided good overview of information about Quito and surrounding areas during the drive to Otavalo. We stopped for a snack at a nice place with great views of Laguna San...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank datkilldme
Reviewed 2 October 2018
You don't want to miss this market

This is one of the largest indigenous markets in Ecuador. It's full of hand made items. The locals are lovely. Be aware that the alpaca blankets are machine made and will have acrylic in them to support the alpaca wool. How much is alpaca is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jeanine A
Dante G, Manager at Latin Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Dear Jeanine, Thank you for your positive comments! :) It is great to hear that we could contribute to a beautiful memory of Ecuador. We hope you enjoyed our country and can return soon to visit us again. All the best! LA team

Reviewed 12 April 2018
It's Scam!! It's not "Private" tour. Totally rip-off

You can book PRIVATE tour up to 5 people through hotel for only $120. The driver/guide takes you everywhere you want. Their tour is a rip-off. I booked "Otavalo Indigenous Market PRIVATE Day Trip from Quito" for 2 adults and 2 kids and put a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank ginger102617
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ginger102617
10 April 2018|
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Response from Sal A |
I think is misunderstood between traveler and your company. I hear a lot of good reviews about the Ecuador’s tour company and their great services. Is beautiful country and nice people.
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ginger102617
10 April 2018|
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Response from larryinchicago |
We get it - you weren’t happy with your tour but you don’t have to be a complete jerk about it. You sound foolish and immature.
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