Otavalo Market (PRIVATE Day Trip)

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From $99.00

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Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Otavalo is one of the most famous indigenous fair in the country; although the market has greater activity on Saturdays but it is open every day with an impressive variety of handcrafts, tapestries and weaving made by indigenous people of the surrounding villages. Meanwhile, tourists test their Spanish and bargaining skills at stalls vending colorful and inexpensive knitted sweaters, hats, gloves and much more.

What's Included

Bottled water


Pick up from the hotel, home or Airbnb

Private transportation

What's Not Included

Entrance fees



Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 100

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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

Driving north of Quito is the most famous indigenous market of Ecuador: Otavalo, full of traditions and handcrafts. Following the route is Cayambe, very well known by local people for its salt biscuits called Bizcocho that is usually served with local cheese and milk caramel. Then driving northern a nice lake can be appreciated with the background a majestic Imabura Volcano. Finally arrive to Otavalo town where the local market is based. If you want to see the market at its fullest, visit on a Saturday or Wednesday. Some typical items can be found such as handmade textile, ceramic, wood, silver, leather, and metal products.

The last stop for the day is Cotacachi located just 10 minutes away from Otavalo, a town known for its leather goods with really great leather jackets and bags. Afternoon time to drive back to Quito.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Otavalo and other wonderful little towns
Patricia_T, 06-06-2022
Christian was THE BEST guide, and we've had several outstanding guides this week! Seeing other parts of Ecuador outside of Quito was fun and allowed us to see the more relaxed areas. The market was wonderful, with spices, finger puppets, aprons, hats and more. Something for everyone! Christian was always finding ways to go above and beyond, anticipating our every need.

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