Otavalo Tour 2D/1N daily from Quito, overnight at Hosteria La Mirage, includes all meals

Otavalo Tour 2D/1N daily from Quito, overnight at Hosteria La Mirage, includes all meals

MT-141B - Otavalo

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This overnighter is the most recommended trip to Otavalo, allowing guests to explore the fertile valley of Otavalo, enjoy its landscapes of mountains, lakes and corn fields, its craft centers, and wonderful people. Spend the night at an hacienda or hostal in the area and the next day, arrive early at the handcraft market.

Day by day itinerary

Tour Details

Guests will thoroughly enjoy this two-day excursion, with ample time to explore the fertile Valley of Otavalo, its landscapes of mountains, lakes and corn fields, see the artisans at work, visit Indian communities and its wonderful people.  First stop is Calderón, a small town where bread dough figurines are made in many shapes and sizes. Continue along the valleys of Guayllabamba and Cayambe, with their dairy farms and flower plantations. Arrive at one of the charming country inns or colonial haciendas where you will spend the night (see description below). Visit the town of San Antonio de Ibarra, famous for the woodcarvings, the town of Cotacachi, an entire town dedicated to  selling fine leather products, and the town of Peguche where textiles are woven in old-fashioned shuttle looms.
The second day have an early start at the handicraft market of Otavalo, piled high with ponchos, woolen goods, tapestries, the original “Panama” hat, sweaters, Indian jewelry and many handicrafts.
On the return trip, a stop is made for lunch at one of the haciendas of the Cayambe area.
The order of the visits may vary – depending on the weather and the day of the week.  If this excursion is taken Friday/Saturday, a snack will be offered at one of the haciendas in the Cayambe area on Friday morning and lunch on Saturday will be in the Otavalo area.

Included

  • Accommodations
  • All meals

Travel Facts

Dress in layers (T-shirt, blouse, sweater, coat). Take a  warm coat for evening and rain protection from February to May. This tour includes walking at an altitude of 2560 meters (8434 feet). Sun protection (SPF 40). Good walking shoes. Great photo ops.

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