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Otavalo Market

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Colorful necklaces at the Otavalo Market
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Day 1: Quito to Otavalo Valley

Depart Quito this morning to drive north to historic Hacienda Pinsaqui. The hacienda is nestled in the Otavalo valley in the shadow of Imbabura Volcano. From here visit the white city of Ibarra, the leather shops of Cotacachi, or explore Cuicocha Lake. 2028The 200-year old hacienda with its gardens and old textile shops is yours to explore.

Day 2: Otavalo Market

  • 1 Breakfast
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.

Return to Quito in the late afternoon.

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Ecuadorian woman and her llama in Otavalo Colorful necklaces at the Otavalo Market Fresh fruit in the Otavalo Market The colors of Otavalo Market are exquisite! Bargain Hunting at the Otavalo Animal Market Otavalo local market A traveler haggles with an artisan worker at the Otavalo Market The historic Hacienda Pinsaqui near Otavalo

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Hacienda Pinsaqui

Hacienda Pinsaqui
Hacienda Pinsaqui
Hacienda Pinsaqui

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Saturday is the main market day at Otavalo, but travelers can visit on any day of the week.
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  • 1 Breakfast
  • 1 Night Accommodations
  • 2 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
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  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time

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