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Otavalo Full Day

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We begin our travel north of Quito, towards Otavalo, visiting the small village of Calderon, known for its unique and colorful ornamental ‘baked-bread’ dolls (figuras de mazapán)...

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We begin our travel north of Quito, towards Otavalo, visiting the small village of Calderon, known for its unique and colorful ornamental ‘baked-bread’ dolls (figuras de mazapán). Then we continue along the Pan-American Highway to Guayllabamba to taste one of Ecuador’s endemic fruits (the chirimoya). We will stop in the route to admire the region’s beautiful landscapes and snow-capped mountains, making a short stop at San Pablo’s Lake before arriving at Otavalo.

Here we visit the busy textile market located at the ‘Poncho Plaza’, famous for being the largest open-air market in South America. Find all kind of handcrafts including tapestries made on an old-Spanish weaving loom and find even older pre-Columbian back strap looms. Enjoy some free time to shop (and haggle) with the friendly Otavaleños. In the early afternoon we’ll visit a colonial hacienda for lunch. Then we head to the small artisan village of Cotacachi and return to Quito late in the afternoon/early evening.