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2-Days Otavalo Indian Market Private Tour

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USD 350.00
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2 travellers
What to Expect

Day 1: The Northern Highlights.

Stop At: Ecuador Best Tours, Quito 170179 Ecuador
You start the adventure at 08h30 towards Cochasquí, one of the largest and most important archaeological sites in Ecuador.
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cochasqui Pyramids, Highway 35, Tabacundo 170450 Ecuador
The complex has fifteen pyramids and several tombs from the period 850 B.C. – 1580 A.C. Here we will have the opportunity to be surrounded by hundreds of llamas, while we learn all about the Caranquis, one of the most developed civilizations in South America!
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Volcan Cayambe, Cayambe Ecuador
After the unforgettable hike along the Inca Trail, we will drive towards a local rose plantation to learn all about the process of planting, harvesting and exporting roses! We will have time for lunch in a local restaurant, and only after a 10 minute drive from there, we will stop at the Quitsato sundial, which is a large circular stone mosaic of 52 meters of diameter, located exactly in the middle of the world! Finally, we will go to Hacienda Guachalá, considered the oldest one in Ecuador, built by the Spaniards in colonial times (1580), where we stay the overnight in guest rooms with charming fireplaces!
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hacienda Guachalá or Palmeras de Quichinche.

Day 2: An unforgettable day at the Market!

Stop At: Volcan Imbabura, Otavalo Ecuador
We leave at 08h00, towards the populated, colourful and the most famous indigenous market in South America! Before going to Otavalo, we will visit the beautiful viewpoint of Laguna San Pablo, which is at the foothills of Imbabura Volcano (4.610 m.a.s.l.).
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Otavalo Market, Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador
We continue to the animal market, and then we go to "Plaza de Ponchos", a place that shows a large variety of Ecuadorian handicrafts. It is also possible to visit the rural parish of Peguche, where we can learn more about the local culture and the weaving process of carpets and tapestries.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve, Esmeraldas region Ecuador
After lunch we will visit the town of Cotacachi, well-known as the “Capital of Music in Ecuador”, rich in the production of leather products, which are displayed for sale in small shops throughout the city centre. Then we will visit Cuicocha Lake, which is inside the crater of Cotacachi volcano. Once we finish this wonderful tour, we will drive you back to Quito, and we will arrive to your hotel approximately at 17h00. End of this fantastic getaway from Quito!
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up will be done from your hotel or address within Quito's district, at 8:00 a.m.
Departure Time
8:30 AM
2 days
Return Details
We will drop you off at the same address we picked you up the first day. If you need to be drop off in a different location within Quito's district, let us know in advance.
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Private transport
  • Certified English speaking guide
  • Mentioned itinerary and visits
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Mentioned lodging or similar (depending on availability)
  • Entry/Admission - Cochasqui Pyramids
  • Entry/Admission - Volcan Cayambe
  • Entry/Admission - Volcan Imbabura
  • Entry/Admission - Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Extra expenses
  • Hotel nights in Quito
  • Not specified visits
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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