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Daily - PRIVATE - W/LUNCH - FULL DAY

Otavalo Market, Southamerica’s most famous fair! (L)

OVERVIEW

Culture and ethnic identity from the hearth of the north side region. A millennial ethnic group which conserves its roots, trading and cultural expressions along its colorful town and textile market that at the same time shows the sense and profiles of the Andean people

ITINERARY

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 and marzipan (bread`s dough) figures to visit a shop with countless of them on display and to know the process admiring their elaboration. Later back on the road we will cross the broad valley of “Guayllabamba” to look out the Andean dry forest landscapes and later after some minutes turn back again to the ever green land. At this point we will get to choose our next visit from two options: 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; the other option is to visit “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. We move forward to look out the impressive Imbabura Volcano next to the “Jatun Yaku” or “San Pablo” lake 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 elaboration; the market`s complement are the handicrafts and products made by locals of the province. Optional lunch in Otavalo; in the afternoon visit to “Casa Condor” located at the county of Peguche, 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. Transfer back to Quito.

THE TOUR INCLUDES

Inclusions:

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

Exclusions:

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

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OPERATION: DAILY – PRIVATE  (LUNCH IS INCLUDED)
TOUR: Otavalo Market, Southamerica’s most famous fair! (L)
CODE: EDTNOR-416-01
LENGHT: FULL DAY

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OPERATION: DAILY – PRIVATE  (LUNCH IS INCLUDED)
TOUR: Otavalo Market, Southamerica’s most famous fair! (L)
CODE: EDTNOR-416-01
LENGHT: FULL DAY





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