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DAILY - PRIVATE - 2 DAYS - 1 NIGHT

Artisanal Otavalo – Southamerica´s most famous Fair - Ibarra & Lakes

OVERVIEW

Designed to know Imbabura, “The Blue Province”, its artisans and major lakes
The Andean mountains inspire our people, creating a place that blends not only outstanding nature sceneries of vegetation and lakes but also with skillful artisans who project culture and customs into finest art pieces.

ITINERARY

Day 1: QUITO-CALDERON-QUITSATO-OTAVALO-PEGUCHE

We depart at 8:00 am heading north direction to the city of Otavalo. Our first visit, located at The Metropolitan District is Calderon, known for its handicrafts made by marzipan (bread`s dough) figures to visit a shop with countless of them on display and to know the process admiring their elaboration process. Later back on the road we will cross the broad valley of “Guayllabamba” to look at the Andean dry forest landscapes and later after some minutes turn back again to the ever green land. Afterwards, we will go to see the “Quitsato” Sundial at the latitude 0 to get to know astronomic aspects of pre-hispanic cultures by visiting the eight pointed geometric design star, which angles are given by the tilt of the earth in respect of solstices and equinoxes; later we move forward to look out the impressive Imbabura Volcano next to the “Jatun Yaku” or “San Pablo” lake from “Miralago” view point, to go later to visit the south America’s most famous fair at the well know “Ponchos Fair” which expands through principal streets on Saturdays where to look and to get fascinating textile production from the skillful otavaleños, people that have made the activity of confectioning and distribution over the centuries likewise musicians and instruments makers; the market`s complement are the handicrafts and products made by locals of the province. Optional lunch in Otavalo; in the afternoon visit to “Peguche´s fall” located at the forest and county of the same name, but also “Casa Condor”, place where members of a family will show their workshop and textiles production on different design and materials same as the loom’s operation to make them, the wool process, carding, yarning, etc. Lodging at Otavalo

Day 2: OTAVALO-CUICOCHA LAKE-COTACACHI TOWN-SAN ANTONIO-IBARRA-QUITO

(Optional, animal market visit on Saturdays) In the morning, we will head to the western cordillera to visit the “Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve”, place where the volcano of the same name makes influence in the blue-turquoise water colors of “Cuicocha Lake” which highlights our view same as the impressive landscape enclosed by hills, where we will hit one of the short treks. We continue to “Cotacachi” town, recognized due to the good quality of life on citizens same as to keep magnificent fame on leather confectioning and designing items, place where we get some time to visit its shops. Lunch, to visit later “San Antonio de Ibarra”, known as the “cradle” of the wooden carvers, place to visit a workshop where the finest art pieces are made same as the chance to know different techniques to make them; then we move to the capital city of the province Ibarra to enjoy of a spectacular overview of the city likewise the “Blood´s Lake” or “Yahuarcocha” due to the blood spilled during battles carried out during the conquest of the Incas over the local Caranquis in the old times. Transfer back to Quito

THE TOUR INCLUDES

Inclusions:

– Private Transportation,  Bilingual Guide (Spanish-English), Entrance Fees, Accomodation, Meals

Exclusions:

– Local Taxes, Tips, Drinks, Personal expenses and any other service not mentioned herein

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OPERATION: DAILY – PRIVATE
TOUR: Artisanal Otavalo – Southamerica´s most famous Fair – Ibarra & Lakes
CODE: EDTNOR-416-02
LENGHT: 2 DAYS – 1 NIGHT

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OPERATION: DAILY – PRIVATE
TOUR: Artisanal Otavalo – Southamerica´s most famous Fair – Ibarra & Lakes
CODE: EDTNOR-416-02
LENGHT: 2 DAYS – 1 NIGHT





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