• cuichocha
  • leather
  • otavalogrls
  • peguchi


The indigenous town of Otavalo is famous across South America for its handicraft market and colourful inhabitants, but the area also offers far more.

Otavalo, a small town 2 hours north of Quito, has the biggest Indian handicraft market in South America. But it is not only famous for its typical handicraft, wood, weaving and souvenir markets; but as well as for its landscape. Beautiful lakes, Indian villages, high peaks and natural reserves surround the Otavalo area.

  • 6:30 am depart Quito
  • 8:30 am Animal Market of Otavalo
  • 10:15 am Plazas de Ponchos of Otavalo approx. 2hrs.
  • 12:30 am Cotocachi Leather Market with a stop for lunch at typical Ecuadorian Restaurant
  • 2.00 pm  Peguche Waterfalls or Cuicocha lake (only one depending on numbers)
  • 2:30 pm return to Quito
  • 6.00  pm back in Quito

  • Private Transport with Spanish Speaking Driver
  • Set Lunch
  • Visits as mentioned

  • Breakfast
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Tips

  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Extra snacks and water
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun block


NOTE: Since Saturday is by far the biggest market day, we definitely recommend you to do that tour on this day 🙂

  • Price : $50 per person minimum 4 people (only Saturdays), this price is based on shared groups – please contact us directly to see if we are operating this tour
  • If you would like a tour with a Bilingual Licensed Guide the price is $50 per person with minimum 3 people any other day of the week