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Northern Artisans of Cotacahi and Otavalo Tour

Discover Otavalo, Cotacahi and Mitad Del Mundo; three charming cities north of Quito. And experience Ecuadorian culture through their leather and textile markets.

USD $288.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $288.00
2 or moreUSD $168.00

Cotacahi and Otovalo Tour

On this day trip from Quito, visit three charming towns and their markets located north of Quito city.
Experience the different local markets and artisans as you walk through Otavalo’s textile and Cotacachi’s leather markets.
And spend a full day enjoying the northern landscapes as you learn the culture of the region.


  • See the Quitsato solar watch at the Middle of the World
  • Visit Otavalo, considered one of the most famous indigenous markets in the world
  • Tour Cotachi town and bargain with leather artisans

Tour Information 

Duration: 8-9 hours

Start Location and end Location:  Pick up at your hotel or hostel


Your day trip from Quito starts in the morning, where you will be picked up at your hotel.
You will head to the famous Quitsato solar watch where you will be at latitude 00°00’00”.

Then your next destination is Otavalo, a market full of color and life.
Which is considered one of the most famous indigenous markets in the world as well as the biggest in South America.
There you can have a stroll in“Plaza de Ponchos” and shop for textiles and handicrafts.
Though the market is at its peak on Saturday, you will find a great variety of fabrics and crafts any day of the week.

After visiting the town and market you will spend time with a family of weavers;
which have been weaving original designs, for over four generations, that are only available at their house and gallery.
Your journey ends at Cotachi, where you will visit this quaint town and find the finest leather artisans.
Lunch will be between activities.

What’s Included 

  • Certified bilingual guide
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fee for Quitsato Sundial
  • Lunch

What’s Not Included 

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Important Notes  

  • Cancellations:
  • 60 days before tour date, 10% charges apply
  • 60 to 30 days prior to trip date 20% charges apply
  • 30 to 20 days prior to trip date 50% charges apply
  • 20 days or less prior to trip date 100% charges apply


Quito, Ecuador

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What Happens After I Book?

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