Lakes & Markets of Otavalo

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Andes Traditions

5 days / 4 nights

Discover the largest and best-preserved 16th-century colonial center in Latin America during your visit to Quito. Then, venture just two hours north to explore Ecuador's most scenic region, the Northern Andes. Marvel at the majestic volcanoes and lakes dotting its slopes, hike the calderas of extinct volcanoes hosting lagoons and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture. Visit the last remaining authentic workshops owned by master artisans and gain insight into their time-honored techniques.

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Starting Price per person

Silver | $ 1078


Quito & Otavalo Valley

Highlights & Activities

Explore the Old Town, of Quito, including its charming quarters. Then, head to Otavalo for hiking, shopping, and cultural visits

Physical Level

Easy to Moderate Hiking


Experience the magic of Quito's Historical Center, an awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. Immerse yourself in the charming cobblestone streets and centuries-old Spanish-style residences nestled between two colossal volcanoes on your first day. The concentration of baroque churches and buildings in the old town makes Quito's urban core a true gem for sightseeing. With over a dozen beautiful churches to discover, the Iglesia de La Compañía stands out as a true masterpiece, overflowing with gold leaf and Baroque splendor

Later, embark on a fully tailor-made 2-day program to explore the Otavalo Valley. Choose from a variety of activities, such as a traditional cooking class with a local family, hiking around the Cuicocha Crater Lake, bargaining for unique souvenirs at the Otavalo Market, or interacting with local artisans to learn about their crafts and traditions

5 days itinerary including Colonial Quito and 2 days in Hotel Otavalo in the Otavalo Market

Explore archaeological sites, indigenous communities, the Condor Rescue Center, and more than a dozen trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding


Lakes & Markets of Otavalo

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staterooms and cabins
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staterooms and cabins
staterooms and cabins


Our unforgettable journeys

5 days / 4 nights: Daily

Day 1

Arrive in Quito and transfer to the colonial quarters for overnight.

Day 2

Explore Quito colonial quarters by foot and later enjoy a chocolate-making master class. Overnight in Quito´s colonial Quarters.

Day 3

Depart for the Northern Andes and stay one night in Otavalo Colonial Quarters. During your stay, you choose to explore the nearby volcanoes, lakes or visit the community artisan shops or enjoy a traditional cooking class.

Day 4

Pay an early morning visit to the Otavalo Market before leaving for Quito. Spend the night near the airport.

Day 5

Transfer to the airport on time for your departing flight.

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Where do we stay?

City Hotel | Room
Quito *Patio Andaluz | Double Rooms
*Wyndham Quito Airport | Deluxe Rooms
Northern Andes *Hotel Otavalo | Superior Rooms


Additional information


The expertise of our Local Advisors

All ground private English-speaking guides, transportation, and airport transfers

All Accommodations with daily breakfast and full-board in Hotel Otavalo

Sightseeing, visits, and entrance fees

Snacks and bottled water during sightseeing and unlimited soft-drinks at included meals


Meals or activities not detailed in your itinerary

Tips and gratuities or personal expenses

Alcoholic beverages

Trip insurance

International air tickets