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Otavalo (2 days)

This adventure takes you to visit the famous Otavalo indigenous market. Begin the adventure with a relaxing one night stay at a hacienda in the Andes outside Quito, experiencing the local culture and traditions. For small groups, couples or families, this trip is the perfect mix of outdoor activity, cultural exploration and natural history. It’s an exciting way to experience the varied cultures and landscapes Ecuador has to offer. Throughout experience flawless service from bilingual professional guides, drivers, hosts and Latin Excursions staff as we help you plan your trip from start to finish.

Extend your trip:

Galapagos Islands, Amazon Rain Forest, or Peru to visit Machu Picchu.



  • Stay in historic haciendas
  • Dine on traditional Ecuadorian cuisine at family-friendly restaurants
  • Explore vibrant indigenous markets
  • Ideal for families
  • Tailor made experiences

Itinerary Overview

1 Northern Andes, Otavalo indigenous market.  Just 1 ½ hours north of Quito lies the lush volcanic highlands. This land is rich in friendly and colorfully attired indigenous people, historic working haciendas, and towering volcanoes with verdant slopes. On weekdays it is possible to visit a roses green house. Our destination is the Otavalo Indigenous craft market. As we pass into the highlands, we’re treated to a sweeping view of Imbabura and Cotacachi Volcanoes rising above San Pablo Lake. The first stop is the Otavalo market, famous throughout the Andes for its handicrafts, textiles and tapestries.  After lunch continue to Cuicocha crater lake and then Cotacachi for great leather garments shopping.  Arrive at the hacienda in the afternoon, and start exploring its grounds. Lodging at hacienda Cusin.  B, L, D
 2  Hacienda exploration  Today explore the hacienda grounds and visit its surrounding indigenous communities.  Activities may include horseback riding (extra fee), biking (extra fee) or simply hiking among the beautiful scenery of an agricultural area.   Haciendas in colonial times were the backbone of the country’s economy, with large territories as property of the same family, generation after generation, who developed a close relationship with the local inhabitants, creating a unique “hacienda culture”.  The center of this relationship was the hacienda house, built around the 17th century it still maintains a special old time ambiance.  We will be able to visit indigenous communities and learn about their agricultural life style and how they combine their daily duties with their love for arts and crafts.  Around mid-afternoon return to Quito.   Lodging at selected hotel.  B, L


Hotels in Quito:

Luxury Casa Gangotena, plaza view  Hilton, La Pinta Executive suite premium
Deluxe Patio Andaluz, standard room  Mercure, deluxe suite





Luxury Cusin, Owner’s suites
Deluxe Cusin, standard room




2012 rates per/person, starting with 2 guests

Luxury Colonial $ 1121 $ 624
Modern $ 984 $ 487
Deluxe Colonial $737 $ 172
Modern $ 710 $ 166
Final rate depends on total number of guests in the group
Rates might increase on special holidays