Otavalo Indigenous Market Excursion from Quito

Enjoy a private day trip to visit the Otavalo market and learn all about the culturally rich indigenous communities. The village is world-famous for its indigenous population, the so-called Otavalo’s, who are famous becuase of their handicrafts or Andean folclor musicians. Admire the Andes scenery, lagoons, culture and the locals.

What's Included?

• Entrance fee to Cuicocha Lake
• Lunch (if option selected) in Cotacachi
• Biscochos (typical local cookies)
• Certified English speaking guide / driver
• Hotel pickup and drop-off
• Transport by private vehicle
• Visit to Peguche weaving workshop
• Mercado Los Ponchos
• San Pablo´s Lake viewpoint
• Activities


1 day

Destination Covered


Best Suited

Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Solo travellers
This tour starts with early morning pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Quito, from there, you will drive in a private vehicle to Otavalo and its marketplace and learn all about the culture and community.

Driving there, you can admire the gorgeous scenery and the Andes mountain range. On the way, you will stop at San Pablo lake and head to the viewpoint to take some pictures and where you will try some delicious biscochos (local traditional buttery cookies). Once you reach Otavalo, you and your private guide will walk through the market to see the different stands and local people. Otavalo is one of most visited indigenous market filled with rich in traditions and customs. As you walk, you will admire the multicolored handcrafts and souvenirs and purchase some if you'd like.

You will also learn about indigenous weaving workshops as you visit one in Peguche Village. You will enjoy lunch (included if option selected) and then visit Cotacachi, famous for its leather goods or Cuicocha Lagoon, trained in an ancient crater at the foot of the Cotacachi volcano, before heading back to Quito.

Places to visit in this trip
• Animal Market ( agree with customers by leaving from Quito at 7:00)
• San Pablo´s Lake
• Peguche workshop
• Otavalo Market
• Cotacachi or Cuicocha Lake

Note: you will make only 4 activities in this full day tour, confirmation is made with customers the day of the trip according to their requires or needs
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infant meals not included
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
A small amount of walking is involved
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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