Galatrails – Mapping your adventure



Did you know ? This small town is justly famous for its friendly people and their Saturday market. The market dates back to pre-Inca times, when jungle products were brought up from the eastern lowlands and traded for highland goods.

6 to 7 hours
Total travel duration
$ 129
Daily departures
Available under request

Day tour to Otavalo Indian Market

Otavalo market is considered to be amongst the biggest indigenous market in whole South America. Explore the beautiful colours and stock up on souvenirs – don’t forget to use your bargaining skills.

Description of the trip
Otavalo is famous for its friendly people and its worldwide famous indigenous handicraft market. is a very requested trip by tourists since its destination, represents to know and learn more about the indigenous culture, their works and the colorful of their clothes and music. Here you can purchase woolen goods such as ponchos, blankets, scarves, sweaters, jewelry as well as a variety of embroidered blouses and shirts.

This trip start from Quito city for about 2:20 mts. Before arriving at the city of Otavalo we pass by Cayambe to taste if you wish the delicious biscuits accompanied by a rich manjar and leaf cheese, that are well known on the área.

The first spectacular view is the one of San Pablo lake, the same one that makes a stop to be able to take photographic shots. Don’t forget to bring your camera!.

Visit to the artisan market which is the largest and most varied in Ecuador, also the mythical Imbabura volcano and beautiful landscapes can be seen during this tour.

Meals are not included on this trip but you have many options throughout the day to taste the typical Ecuadorian food.

Additional location we can add to your tour this day if you are interested will be Cotacachi, a very prosperous community experts in the production of leather. (contact us for more info)
Return to Quito.

Please note that our itineraries may change, due to weather conditions, traffic, and logistical matters, so the number of excursions and visits are limited, so not specific excursion can be guaranteed.

What to bring?
Lightweight and warm clothing, sunscreen, camera and good walking shoes.

Altitude sickness
Please consider that this tour reaches high altitude and depending on your age, gender, fitness and health condition you might suffer from altitude sickness. Please check with your doctor before traveling.