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Sumerge into Ancestral Otavalo Culture

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Explore the markets, and crafts of Otavalo

Highlights

  • Miralago
  • Otavalo
  • Cotacachi

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Hotel Transfers - Please see description for more information

Exclusions

  • Optional Gratuities
  • Lunch

Please Note

  • Prices are per person for shared services.
  • Regular services (SIB) depart and return only from the following hotels:
Sheraton, Dann Carlton, Howard Johnson, JW Marriott, Holiday, Nu House, Hilton Colon, Mercure Alameda, Reina Isabel, Swissotel, Radisson. In case of cancellation of 48 hours or less before the excursion, the service is not refundable.

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ITINERARY

Depart from Quito through the Pan-American North Highway until arriving to Cayambe, where the passengers will have the opportunity to taste the delicious “Bizcochos de Cayambe”, a type of cracker or bread baked in a clay oven (greatly paired with local cheese or caramel sauce). Afterwards, we will make a brief stop at “Miralago”, to admire a wonderful view of Lago San Pablo, amazing views. The tour then continues to Otavalo where Otavaleños (natives) set up a market in which a bartering manner of shopping is taken place. The market hosts a variety of different handcrafted items.
Passengers may choose between staying longer in Otavalo or go to visit to the leather shops at Cotacachi. On the way to Cotacachi, we will visit a traditional workshop of Andean instruments "Ñanda Mañachi" located in Peguche.

In Cotacachi you have enough time to visit the village, the shops of leather goods and free time for lunch. Return to Quito picking up passengers in Otavalo (spot determined by Gray Line Guide).


** Bus will wait for 10 minutes in Otavalo to pick up passangers that stayed there, after that will return to Quito with passengers that are on board.

Hotel pickups are offered from the Sheraton, Dann Carlton, NH Collection, Swissotel, Holiday Inn, Mercure Alameda, Reina Isabel, Nu House, J.W. Marriott, Howard Johnson, Hilton Colon. If you will be staying at an alternate hotel, please contact Gray Line Quito to find the nearest pickup point.

Redemption Instructions

ecuador@grayline.com - PHONE: (593-2) 394-8520 OR 1-800-472-954 (Toll Free From Ecuador) - Please bring along a printed copy of your electronic voucher and call or email Gray Line Ecuador at least 48 hours prior to your tour time to confirm the details of your departure.

In case of cancellation of 48 hours or less before the excursion, the service is not refundable

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