2-Day Otavalo Market Expedition

Year Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
2014 $1,248 $1,548

 

 

Make the most of your travel to South America by combining your Galapagos Islands vacation with our two-day Otavalo Market travel package. Ecuador’s mainland provides a great contrast of environments — ice-capped volcanoes, Andean sierras and blackwater rivers winding through rainforests.

Day 9 • Saturday

San Cristóbal / Quito
After disembarking the Evolution, we fly to Quito, where we’ll begin our Otavalo Market tour and explore the city. (B,L Aloft)

Day 10 • Sunday

Quito / Peguche / Otavalo
Drive backroads through the colorful Zuleta region, meeting the craftsmen who live here. Stop in the town of Peguche for a weaving demonstration and hike a trail following old railroad tracks to the Cascada de Peguche waterfall. Visit the Condor Park on the slopes of the Imbabura Volcano. After a day spent in the countryside of the Andean highlands, we check into the distinctive Hacienda Pinsaquí. (B,L,D)

Day 11 • Monday

Otavalo / Quito
Before breakfast, we stroll through the gardens of the hacienda, which attract many birds. Depart for the Otavalo Market, orchestrated by one of the most prosperous Indian communities in South America. This evening we return to Quito. Tour the city, visiting Independence Square, the renowned Baroque/Moorish Church of San Francisco and Panecillo Hill, where the winged Virgin of Quito watches over her city. (B,L,D)

Day 12 • Tuesday

Quito / U.S.
Transfer to the airport for flights home. (B, Meals Aloft)
 


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