You will be picked up from your meeting point given by the operator (near the hotel of the passenger) and depart for Otavalo by way of the Pan-Americana Highway.
There will be a brief stop in Guayllabamba where you can taste the chirimoya (custard apple) fruit that is typical of the area. You will also visit the viewpoint of the road to Cayambe to admire and photograph the beautiful mountains and valleys of the area. You will pass Guachalá, the oldest estate in Ecuador before stopping at Mira Lago, a San Pablo viewpoint. After photographing the beautiful San Pablo Lake, you will continue to Otavalo where the indigenous Otavalo people develop their textiles .
Visit the Otavalo market, known for its bustling Saturday market and offerings of various wares. While Saturday is the most famous market, there is plenty else available throughout the week in the plaza as well as the local shops. There will be a stop for lunch before continuing to Cotacachi, an artisan city renown for its leather shops.
After you have experienced the diverse textiles and leather products of the region, it will be time to return to Quito where you will be dropped off at the departure point.
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Terms and Conditions
• Not wheelchair accessible • Dress code is smart casual and warm clothes • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required • Bring comfortable shoes • SUPPLEMENT TO CONSULT FAIRS, CONGRESS, GROUPS AND HOLIDAYS • Itinerary subject to change but not the activities detailed in the itinerary • Rates subject to change without notice • 60% non-refundable credit. • 100% cancellation penalty starting 7 days before the trip.