Otavalo Half Day Tour With Optional Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off

5 hr, 50 min

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Meet an indigenous market and its crafts, Otavalo Market, the largest in America, where the indigenous people of the area, known as "Otavalos", one of Ecuador's most recognized ethnic groups, make and sell their textiles and handicrafts. The Plaza de los Ponchos is the scene of a great fair that is held every day with more affluence of sellers and buyers on Wednesdays and Saturdays. In this famous market you can find a great variety...
Meet an indigenous market and its crafts, Otavalo Market, the largest in America, where the indigenous people of the area, known as "Otavalos", one of Ecuador's most recognized ethnic groups, make and sell their textiles and handicrafts. The Plaza de los Ponchos is the scene of a great fair that is held every day with more affluence of sellers and buyers on Wednesdays and Saturdays. In this famous market you can find a great variety of articles, its main product being textiles, as well as artisanal production in clay, paint, wood, costume jewelery, ceramics, etc. Through this visit the guide will demonstrate the culture of the natives and passengers will have the opportunity to know about the custom of "haggling" which is a very common practice among Ecuadorian people.
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado, Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador

One of the most spectacular artisanal markets in all of South America.

The Plaza de los Ponchos is the scene of a great fair that is held every day with more affluence of sellers and buyers on Wednesdays and Saturdays. In this famous market you can find a great variety of articles, its main product being textiles, as well as artisanal production in clay, paint, wood, costume jewelery, ceramics, etc.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Fabrica de Bizcochos de Don Pedro., Bolivar y J.Montalvo, Cayambe 170202 Ecuador

Known for its delicious “Bizcochos de Cayambe”, a type of cracker or bread baked in a clay oven, greatly paired with local cheese (fresh artisan cheese wrapped in achira leaf, a plant in which the cheese is left to rest...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado, Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador

One of the most spectacular artisanal markets in all of South America.

The Plaza de los Ponchos is the scene of a great fair that is held every day with more affluence of sellers and buyers on Wednesdays and Saturdays. In this famous market you can find a great variety of articles, its main product being textiles, as well as artisanal production in clay, paint, wood, costume jewelery, ceramics, etc.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Fabrica de Bizcochos de Don Pedro., Bolivar y J.Montalvo, Cayambe 170202 Ecuador

Known for its delicious “Bizcochos de Cayambe”, a type of cracker or bread baked in a clay oven, greatly paired with local cheese (fresh artisan cheese wrapped in achira leaf, a plant in which the cheese is left to rest, giving it a unique and exquisite flavor) or caramel sauce (traditional in Latin America, also known as manjar or arequipe, elaborated based on caramelised milk).

Duration: 10 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (With additional cost)
  • Professional Guide
Not Included
  • Food & Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Departure Point
Hotel Kaia, Valladolid N24-742 y Julio Zaldumbide, Quito 170109, Ecuador

Traveler pickup is offered
Traveler pick-up available at selected hotels at an additional cost if you book with 24+ hours of
anticipation before tour begins.

Pick Up Schedules:
Wednesday & Saturday (AM): Patio Andaluz 7:00, Hilton Colon 7:15, Mercure Alameda 7:18, Reina Isabel 7:22, Río Amazonas 7:26, Nu House 7:29, Galeria Ecuador 7:32, Swissotel 7:40, NH Collection 7:40, KAIA 7:43, Holiday Inn 7:50, J.W. Marriott 7:52, Wyndham Garden 8:00, Dann Carlton 8:10, Le Parc 8:10, Sheraton 8:15
Otherwise if you book with less than 24 hours, the meeting point will be at KAIA Hotel at 7:43 – Wednesday & Saturday.

7:43 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Optional pick-up and drop-off from selected hotels at an additional cost.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.