Explore Otavalo Market and Valley

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Playing a charango at the local market in Otavalo, Ecuador
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A local selling his weavings in the market
Tamra Ortega
Celebration masks at the Otavalo market
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Shopping at the Otavalo Market during Ecuador vacation
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Colorful necklaces at the Otavalo Market
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Otavalo local market
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Beautiful Church - Otavalo trip
  • From $850 USD
    3 Days
  • When To Go

    Jan - Dec
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Add an additional day to your Otavalo Extension! Travel north of Quito to historic Hacienda Pinsaqui. Nestled in the Otavalo Valley in the shadow of Imbabura Volcano, enjoy two nights in this 200 year old hacienda with gardens and textile shops to explore. Enjoy the most famous indian markets in the world in the center of Otavalo. Linger with indigenous people from the mountains who have descended to sell their crafts, textiles, cows and goats in the tiny town of Otavalo.

Day 1

Quito to Otavalo Valley

Depart Quito this morning we drive north to historic Hacienda Pinsaqui. The hacienda is nestled in the Otavalo valley in the shadow of Imbabura Volcano. From here we visit the white city of Ibarra, the leather shops of Cotacachi, or take horses around Cuicocha Lake. The 200-year old hacienda with its gardens and old textile shops is yours to explore.

Day 2

Otavalo Market or Otavalo Valley

Saturday is the largest market day in Otavalo although it is offered each day of the week. Indigenous people from the mountains descend into the valley to sell their crafts, textiles, cows, and goats in the tiny town of Otavalo. This is the most famous Indian market on the continent, and the good-hearted Otavaleños are certain to win your heart. Arrive early to the animal market for a riotous time of literal horse trading, and spend the day bargaining with the locals over fine sweaters, tapestries, and woodwork.

Or alternately relax on the lovely grounds of Hacienda Pinsaqui and enjoy the many options of recreation. Enjoy the gardens, hike, or go horseback riding at this beautiful historic hacienda.

Day 3

  • Breakfast

Return to Quito

Enjoy the world famous Otavalo Market this day with your guide, or relax on the grounds of Hacienda Pinsaqui. Return to Quito this afternoon.

Tour Cost
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$90 single supplement

Saturday is the main market day at Otavalo, but travelers can visit on any day of the week.


  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
    • 2 Nights Lodge
  • 3 Days Private Guide Service

Recommended Budgeting

  • $80 Meals not Included