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.

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  • Duration: 8 hrs
  • Available Days: Every day
  • Schedule: 9:00 AM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Historic
Otavalo Textile Market

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.

Attraction Visited

Otavalo Textile Market

A bright mosaic of textiles literally blankets the town of Otavalo during its famous market days. As one of the oldest and largest textile markets in the Andes, this colorful experience is not to be missed.

Otavalo Textile Market

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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