יום שבת הוא היום האידיאלי לבקר בשווקים הנהדרים של אוטובלו. מובטחת לכם חוויה נהדרת –אינסוף מגוון של עבודות יד אינדיאניות וחפצי אומנות. ניקח אותכם לכל השווקים הכי טובים שיש לאוטובלו להציע. בנוסף,תבקרו ב"קוטאקאצ'י" המפורסם בחפצי העור המקוריים שבו ובלגונה המרהיבה. נבקר באטרקציות מקומיות נפלאות ונבטיח לכם זמן נהדר באזור קטן זה של אקוודור.
The Otavalo cultural tour is a wonderful way to discover and combine the famous artesian indigenous market in Ecuador, and some of the amazing views outside Otavalo.
The tour begins with a scenic drive north of Quito through the Sierra highlands, and our first stop will be at Quitsato Mitad del Mundo, and then onto Cayambe, where we can taste and learn about the town´s famous biscochos (local biscuits). From that point we´ll continue to and pass through the viewpoint of Lago San Pablo. We then arrive at the famous Otavalo Market where you will have time to eat lunch and buy handicrafts. The main market day in Otavalo is Saturday; however this tour can operate throughout the week.
Our professional guide will provide an explanation on the indigenous people of this area, such as the Quitu – Cara and other pre-Inca groups, and some information on the city. After exploring the market and having lunch we will depart Otavalo and make a stop at Cotacachi. This town is famous for its leather goods – a great place to pick up a bargain! We´ll then visit the beautiful Laguna Cuicocha, which is located in a volcano crater, and contains two green islandsand then make our way back to Quito.
Schedule of Tour (Note: All times approximate, except starting time)
Leave from “Q Restaurant“ (Plaza Foch) for transfer to Otavalo.
Stop at Calderon to see the marzipan figures the area is famous for.
View point where it is possible to see Cayambe, Guayllamama, Quito, Cotopaxi, Tabcundo and flower farms.
Quitsato Mitad del Mundo (entrance $1)
Visit at the Cayambe bizcochos (local biscuits) factory.
View point of Lagoon San Pablo
Exploring Otavalo Market.
Cotacachi leather city
Cuicocha crater lake
Leaving back to Quito
It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
All Gulliver cars come with advanced satellite tracking devices to control position and speed, or for extra safety in an unlikely case of an accident. Every car has full insurance. We always make sure to fulfill the highest security and safety standards for all our clients.
We put a lot of effort in organizing the tour; therefore cancellations require 24hrs notice by which we would give you a 50% refund. Cancellations will not be refunded with a shorter time notice.
Please note tips for our guides are not included in the price. If you enjoyed your trip, a tip of around 10% would be greatly appreciated.