The Adventure: Visit Otavalo market and see the colours of South America for yourself.
Physical rating: 1-3
Adventure rating: A good shoping day combined with visiting the waterfall of Peguche.
Adventure Highlights: Taking in the andean views with a combination of lakes and andean peaks, not to mention getting a bargain at the indigenous market.
The indigenous Otavaleños are famous for weaving textiles, usually made of wool, which are sold at the famous Saturday market. Although the largest market is on Saturday, there is a very wide range of goods available throughout the week in the Plaza de los Ponchos, not to mention the many local shops.
Otavalo was an area made up principally of farming communities, but with the growth of tourism, the town has begun to focus more on the making of handicrafts which has made the Saturday market a popular stop for visitors to Ecuador.
Leave Quito early morning and make our way to the Otavalo Market, one of the largest indigenous markets in South America. After visiting the market, we will carry on to the weaving village of Peguche with its famous Sacred Waterfall, the woodcarving village of San Antonio de Ibarra and the leather goods town of Cotacachi. Return to Quito.
Mode of Transport: The vehicle will be driven by a trained and licensed coach driver with many years of experience driving expeditions throughout Latin America.
Transport in a safe, comfortable and modern people transporter.
Trained and experienced bilingual guide.