Otavalo Full Day Tour

This full-day tour visits Cayambe and Otavalo, the latter of which has one of the country's best outdoor markets. You'll try tasty Ecuadorian food and have the opportunity to purchase high-quality, locally produced handicrafts during this tour.

Otavalo Full Day Tour

Otavalo

This tour departs from Quito. As you head north on the Pan-American Highway, you'll pass through Guachalá (which is home to an old Mitad del Mundo monument) and eventually make a stop Cayambe, where you'll taste the town's famous biscuits. These biscuits, which are prepared in a clay oven and served with cheese, are utterly delicious.

After enjoying the food, you'll continue on and make a brief stop at a viewpoint that overlooks Lake San Pablo—take pictures and soak up the beautiful scenery. Once you arrive at the town of Otavalo, you'll explore the marketplace, where local vendors sell a number of items. Search for hats, sweaters, necklaces, textiles, and more here.

Tour participants also have the opportunity to continue on to Cotacachi, a town that's known for producing high-quality leather goods. After exploring Otavalo (and perhaps Cotacachi), you'll return to Quito.

What to Bring:

Comfortable shoes, camera, sunscreen, snacks, and water bottle.

What's Included:

Private transportation, English-speaking guide, and entrance fees.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Comfortable shoes, camera, sunscreen, snacks, and water bottle.

What's Included:

Private transportation, English-speaking guide, and entrance fees.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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