Walk in the middle of colors, fabrics, precious metals, wood and nice characters that give life to one of the most famous indigenous markets in Ecuador and South America
Ecuador homes hundreds of traditional indigenous markets that have survived the passage of time and political and social changes. The indigenous markets still reflect the agony of the people for the hard work on the farm activities and the eagerness to obtain an economic income to solve perhaps only their basic needs selling their textiles, food, and handicrafts. Many indigenous people have not realized that this activity, which is still taking place in several small cities in the country, has attracted national and foreign citizens to admire the skills of the indigenous people in developing and selling their goods.
Total price for 4 participants is $240 USD
Total price for 3 participants is $198 USD
Total price for 2 participants is $170 USD
Total rate for 1 participant is $169 USD
Two hours of travel from Quito will be enough to reach out to Otavalo. The city hosts the most dinamic market in the region. As we move north, we will take several first-order roads that will allow us to see an Andean scenery with variations due to its climate, height and especially its people. We will take several photos of the attractive places and admire the northern part of the popular avenue of the volcanoes, which depending on the weather condition to be spotted, one of thouse colossus is the ice summit known as by the natives as Cayambe volcano. Later on, the rose plantations are shown as part of the route, covering large extensions of this great valley. It is time to take a break and taste a local biscuit called "biscocho" that will be served along with a leaf cheese and a delicious coffee grown nearby but in lower hillsides. In our eyes, the nice town of Otavalo appears, where its population is mostly indigenous. When parking, our guide will give us useful guidelines so that we can discover more about the market. The adventure continues with a delicious typical lunch of this region. Then, we will advance to another small but cozy town like Cotacachi; the town of the leather shops. Finally, we return to Quito with homesickness and the promise to return.