Discover the distinct beauty and culture of Ecuador on this full-day tour through the countryside from Quito. Stop at the famous Guachalá monument, taste the delicious and typical cracker “Bizcochos de Cayambe”, and end the day in Otavalo.
What to Expect
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life in Quito and discover the ease and beauty of the Ecuadorian countryside. Depart from Quito through the Pan-American North Highway via Cayambe. Enjoy a brief stop at Guachalá, (the old equatorial monument). 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, make a brief stop at Miralago to admire a wonderful view of Lago San Pablo.
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. Return to Quito picking up passengers in Otavalo via the Cajas-Tabacundo road.
What's Not Included
- Optional gratuities
Know Before You Go
Prices are per person for shared services.
Please wear comfortable shoes, as part of the tour will be on foot.