Otavalo Market - Full Day

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2 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The indigenous Market of Otavalo is the most colorful and popular market in South America, you can find a lot of textiles, souvenir, fruits, local food, and many interesting things. This is a good chance to explore the plaza of Ponchos:
Our Itinerary:
- Meeting Point in Magic Bean, La Mariscal, Mariscal Foch E5-20, Quito 170143, Ecuador at 6h45 AM
- Middle of the World Quitsato
- Cayambe biscuits factory
- The viewpoint of San Pablo Lake
- The indigenous market of Otavalo
- Leather shops in Cotacachi
- Lunch
- Laguna de Cuicocha
- Return to Quito

What's Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 7 - 90

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado
The colorful Plaza de Ponchos one of the most important from the Andes markets in South America, offers its visitors textiles, handicrafts where the community of Otavalo is mentioned very early. Many local and foreign visitors come in search of articles, and Above all, it is well known where you can negotiate good deals.
Local food, fruits from all places can be found with nuances mixed with shades and colors. The Otavaleños (natives from Otavalo) are well known for their typical clothing and their aptitude for the textile trade.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


10/10. Highly recommend all Real Dreams Tours.
zo_h862, 14-08-2022
An excellent day trip! Highly recommend!!

On our holiday in Ecuador we decided to book a day trip to Mindo with Real Dreams which was amazing. We loved our day so much that we decided to book a second day tour with this fantastic company to Otavalo.

We were picked up promptly from our hotel and driven safely to all stops. We tasted traditional biscuits, went to a view point, visited Otavalo market, had lunch, went to a waterfall, saw a stunning lake and finished in a small village with traditional leather goods before being dropped back to Quito.

We had such a great time and felt we got to see so much! We learnt a lot from our helpful guides and were able to ask many questions. We loved both our trips with real dreams and thanks to Carolina and Pedro for making it so memorable.
It was a ROCKING day!
matthew c, 09-10-2021
My favorite part of this tour was my guide Pedro! He was on time, full of energy, great English skills, good sense of humor, knew exactly where he was going, drove flawlessly and allowed me to just enjoy myself ALL day! I found the actual market experience to be a bit underwhelming as many of the wares seemed to be overly redundant and wanted to be talking to artisans versus hawkers. But I found one young jewlery maker who made the trip worthwhile and the lunch I was treated to was fabulous. We visited a waterfall walk that was nice, moved to Cotacachi (leather central) which was a cute little town and then bought 24 stunning roses for $2 (how is that possible?) and back to Quito! I can't rave enough about how this all went so seamlessly.

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