OTAVALO CITY

Colors and tradition in one place

Bolsos Otavalo

Discover the vibrant city of Otavalo, a cultural treasure located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Andes. Known for its famous handicraft and textile market, it is a place where tradition and creativity are intertwined in every weaving and design. Explore the richness of the region’s indigenous culture, marvel at the unique colors and patterns of local products and immerse yourself in the hospitality of its people. In addition to its iconic market, you will find natural, breathtaking landscapes, trekking trails and authentic cultural experiences.

FULL DAY IN OTAVALO

ITINERARY

  • Departure from Quito 
  • Visit to Biscuits factory (optional breakfast).
  • Visit Mira Lagoon viewpoint
  • Visit to “La Plaza de los Ponchos market
  • Lunch and visit to Cotacachi (leather handicraft market
  • Visit to Cuicocha lagoon
  • Return to Quito
Cuicocha Otavalo
Reloj quitsato - camino a Otavalo

INCLUDED

  • Bilingual Tourist Guide (Spanish-English)
  • Tourist transportation
  • Access to the protected area
  • Lunch

NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Expenses not specified in the itinerary

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Important Documents: Don’t forget to bring your passport or identification card. Keep them in a safe place, such as a zippered travel bag.
  • Comfortable and Warm Clothing: Due to the altitude of Otavalo, the weather can be cool, especially at night. Bring warm clothing, such as light jackets and sweaters.
  • Sturdy Shoes: If you plan to explore the surrounding area or visit outdoor markets, wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes as a trekking recommendation, the trails can be uneven. 
  • Camera and Binoculars: If you are a lover of photography or bird watching, don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars. The city offers many opportunities to capture special moments.
  • Water: Carry a reusable water bottle and buy bottled water from reliable sources.
  • Sun Block and Sunglasses: The sun in the city can be strong, so wear sunscreen and sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes.
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