Otavalo Day Tour

A classical site for an Ecuador vacation is the city of Otavalo. The Andean city North of Quito still counts as one of the biggest trade center for handicrafts in South America. On the famous Saturdays market held on the Poncho Square you can find many different handicrafts produced in the surrounding Andean villages: fine woven goods like blankets, hammocks, jewelry made of silver or the Tagua nut, leather products, and many other things.

Number of days: 1
Regions: Andes
Interests: Cities, Indigenous Culture, Nature & Wildlife
Category: Standard
Total CO2 emission, in lb (per day for cruises): 123

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Visit Otavalo, famous for its enormous indigenous market. It is held every day on the Poncho Square, on Saturdays it extends and covers nearly a third of the whole town. You can find many different handicrafts produced in the surrounding villages: fine woven goods like blankets, hammocks, and tablecloths, jewelry made of silver or the tagua nut (also called vegetable ivory), musical instruments, leather goods, and many other things.
In the afternoon you can visit the Cuicocha Lake which is inside a volcano’s crater. The indigenous call it “lake of the gods.” On a hike around the lake you can enjoy beautiful views of lake with its two small islands and the surrounding scenery with the volcanos Cotacachi, Imbabura and Cayambe.

Rates and Services

Price per person: US$ 135
(based on 2 people traveling)

Price includes:

  • professional English-speaking guide
  • private transportation
  • entrance to Cotacachi Cayapas Nature Reserve

Not included:

  • meals not specified
  • drinks
  • entrance fees to museums, churches, etc.
  • personal expenses
  • gratuities
  • optional excursions and activities
  • personal travel insurance


No accommodation included

Additional Information

Read more about the Andes and the other things can be discovered on Otavalo in our blog post!

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