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The tour in Otavalo offers a delightful cultural experience filled with vibrant markets, traditional craftsmanship, and captivating natural surroundings. In the Andean highlands, Otavalo is renowned for its indigenous culture and the famous Otavalo Market.
The tour usually begins with a visit to the Otavalo Market, one of the largest and most colorful indigenous markets in South America. Here, you can explore a vast array of stalls filled with intricate textiles, woven goods, handmade crafts, and vibrant artworks created by local artisans. The market is a feast for the senses, with the sights, sounds, and aromas immersing you in the region's rich cultural heritage.
Afterward, you can venture beyond the market to explore the surrounding countryside. The nearby Peguche Waterfall provides a serene and picturesque setting for a leisurely walk or tranquility amidst nature's beauty. Additionally, Cuicocha Lake, a stunning crater lake nestled amidst the Andean mountains, offers breathtaking views and opportunities for hiking or boat rides.
While in Otavalo, you can also immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting indigenous communities. These visits provide a unique insight into the traditional way of life, allowing you to witness ancient rituals and traditional clothing.
Overall, the tour in Otavalo promises a captivating blend of cultural immersion, vibrant markets, and scenic landscapes. It offers an opportunity to appreciate the indigenous communities' rich traditions and artistic heritage while enjoying the natural wonders surrounding this enchanting Andean town.
You can book this tour separately or include it in your big adventure! The itinerary can be changed according to your preferences and requests. Kindly be advised that the starting price of the tour doesn`t include accommodation, transportation, and dining. However, we do also help with arranging all of these services. We have a wide range of options apt to any type of traveler, from backpackers to luxury tourists. EC Adventures is focused on creating personalized tours suitable for YOU! Here is all but not a limited list of possible activities in Otavalo, Ecuador.
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Time : 9:00 am
Otavalo Cultural Heritage
1). We start our trip with a sightseeing tour around Otavalo and visiting Otavalo Market, one of the largest and most colorful indigenous markets in South America. You will have couple hours to explore, admire and buy crafts that you like. Don`t forget to bargain, sometimes you can make a deal up to 50% of the price!
2). After lunch we are going to visit the Peguche Waterfall and will spend the rest of the day trekking in the park.
3). Finishing the day with a delicious dinner in one of the best places of Otavalo.
Time : 8:00 am
If you are fond of hiking and trails, or just enjoying spectacular views of the mountings, lagoons and lakes, this destination is a must for you. Here you can complete 13-km trail around the lake in the crater of extinct volcano or take a boat trip around the island in the middle of the lake. It is really unforgettable experience. On the location you can find small craft`s market and several cafes where you can get a lunch. Usually, this trip takes 5-8 hours.
- Transportation to the locations on the rout
- Full-time escort with an English-speaking guide
- All entry fees on the route
- Transportation from/to the airport (for request)
- Accommodation ( available according to personal preferences)
- Dining (available according to personal preferences)
- Additional excursions or activities (contact ECA representative for more details)
- Tips, souvenirs, and other expenditures
- Insurance (available per request)
- Flight tickets
All these services can be added to your trip, and our representative will calculate the price personally for you.
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