Full-Day Private Tour of Artisans North of Quito

Summary

Our tour starts in the morning with the pick up at your hotel. We will drive out of Quito to our first stop in Otavalo and “Plaza de Ponchos” where you will have time to walk around and do some shopping of textiles and handicrafts. The locals will always give you a higher price so don’t forget to bargain with them, it is part of the experience. Otavalo is consider one of the most famous indigenous markets in the world and the biggest in South America. A market full of color and life. Though the market is biggest on Saturdays, it is possible to visit any day of the week and find a great variety of fabrics and crafts. After a prudent time in the market for shopping or just to wander around, we will continue to Peguche Town and will visit a family that do their textiles weaving them by hand. This is a unique experience with a family that have been on this weaving work for more than 3 generations. We will continue to Cotachi town for lunch and the leather artisans. In here you will enjoy of some of the best leather products on a really good price. We will finish this tour here and will return to Quito afterwards.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours - 10 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

A tour focused on visiting three towns with their markets located north from Quito city. Each one of these locations are different from each other in terms of markets and artisans. Otavalo with the biggest textile market in South America, Peguche with the traditional weavers that work the textile by hand and Cotacachi with its leather market. This is a full day enjoying the northern landscapes and learning the culture of the region.

What’s included?

  • Bottled water

  • Lunch

  • All activities

  • Driver/guide

  • Professional guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Private tour

  • Drinks

  • Gratuities

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Before you book

  • Duration: 8-10 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

We are a travel agency and tour operator run by professionals with over ten years of experience in the tourism field. This makes us a team of young professionals always willing to learn and to develop new ways of tourism that are friendly both with our social and our natural environment. Our services are personalized and tailored to your specific needs. Our travel agents will be in contact with you at all times, during the previous organization of your trip and along your visit in our country. Our goal is to offer the best and most professional ecotouristic services.

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