Day trip

From Quito: Otavalo Indian Market and Rose Farm Shared Tour

From Quito: Otavalo Indian Market and Rose Farm Shared Tour

Activity provider: Ecuador Best Tours

From US$ 79 per person

Head off the beaten path at the Northern Andes of Ecuador and discover new and unknown attractions around the Otavalo region. Visit a rose plantation and experience the vibrant Otavalo Indian market.

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Duration 8 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn how Ecuadorian roses travel all around the world
  • Explore the ancestral culture of Otavalo
  • Discover a stunning lake within a volcanic crater
Full description

Depart from the meeting point in Quito and head towards the colorful town of Otavalo and the most famous Indian fair in South America. During the drive, get unforgettable views of peoples and communities, while conducting their activities and daily life.

Stop at a rose plantation to learn all about the fifth main industry of Ecuador. Experience every step about the process of growing, harvesting, and exporting roses to all over the world.

During your visit, admire and photograph the beautiful valleys and snow-capped mountains that are surrounding this worldwide-known region. Then, go to the viewpoint of the Laguna San Pablo, at the foothills of Imbabura volcano. Afterward, you'll arrive at the Otavalo Indian market or “Plaza de Ponchos” showing varied handmade indigenous crafts all through the main streets of the town.

After lunch, explore Cotacachi village, rich in the production of fine leather garments, which are displayed and sold in small shops along the center of the city.

Finish off with a drive uphill towards Cuicocha Lake, located inside the crater of Cotacachi volcano (16,200 feet), before traveling back to Quito in the evening.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Cuicocha Crater Lake entrance fee
  • Food and drinks
  • Rose Plantation entrance fee

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Meeting point

Meet outside Nu House Boutique Hotel in Plaza Foch.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Jacket

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine

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