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3-Night Quito: Otavalo Market, Middle of the World Monument

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    What to Expect

    Day 1: Quito - Welcome

    Pass By: Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de Quito Tababela S/N - Via, Quito 170907, Ecuador
    Transfer airport to the hotel.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Kaia 4* Star Hotel or similar

    Day 2: Quito - Otavalo

    Stop At: Fabrica de Bizcochos de Don Pedro., Bolivar y J.Montalvo, Cayambe 170202 Ecuador
    Known for its delicious “Bizcochos de Cayambe”, a type of cracker or bread baked in a clay oven (greatly paired with local cheese or caramel sauce).
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado, Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador
    One of the most spectacular artisanal markets in all of South America.

    The activity of the Plaza de Ponchos is aimed at the commercialization of various handicrafts, both local, regional, national and international. The artisanal production representative of the fair are the Otavalo textiles, there is also artisanal production in clay, paint, wood, jewelery, goldsmith's, saddlery, marzipan, ceramics, etc.
    Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

    Stop At: Peguches'art, Unnamed Road,, Otavalo, Ecuador
    An andean instrument workshop "Ñanda Mañachi" located in the area of Peguche, to spend some special moments with the local people and understand the Andean culture.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Laguna Cuicocha, Laguna Cuicocha, Imbabura Province
    This lagoon rests in a volcanic caldera in the foothills of the Cotacachi volcano and its waters change in hue according to the sun and its two islets composed of lava and volcanic rock.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Kaia 4* Star Hotel or similar

    Day 3: Quito - City Tour

    Stop At: Basilica del Voto Nacional, Carchi 122 y Venezuela., Quito 170150 Ecuador
    Considered to be the largest neo-gothic temple in America
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: El Panecillo, Costado del Centro Historico, Quito 170150 Ecuador
    An iconic place in the city, renowned for its beauty, and where is a giant statue of the "Winged Virgin", where you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito
    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150 Ecuador
    Its structure is the largest architectural complex within the historic centers of Iberoamerica.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande), Gabriel Garcia Moreno Entre Chile y Espejo, Quito 170150 Ecuador
    It's the main square of the city of Quito where the Government Palace is located the Absobispal Palace, the municipality and the Independence's monument.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, Garcia Moreno N 10-43, Quito 170150 Ecuador
    One of Quito's best-known Jesuit churches due to its large central nave, which is deeply decorated with gold leaves, gilded plaster and wood carvings
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Calle La Ronda, Juan de Dios Morales, Quito 170150 Ecuador
    It is one of the most traditional streets that are in Quito, in the old houses, workshops and galleries of artisans have been arranged.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Kaia 4* Star Hotel or similar

    Day 4: Quito - Transfer to the airport.

    Pass By: Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de Quito Tababela S/N - Via, Quito 170907, Ecuador
    Transfer to the airport.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de Quito Tababela S/N - Via, Quito 170907, Ecuador
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    4 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 3x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • 3 nights accommodation
    • Local taxes
    • Breakfast
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica del Voto Nacional
    • Entry/Admission - San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)
    • Entry/Admission - Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
    About the operator

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    By: Gray Line Tours Ecuador
    320 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    New York City, New York
    Kraft trip
    I been travel occasionally to Cuenca for few years and passing by this couple of villages before without stopping
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    This was a fantastic tour,
    This was a fantastic tour, we would advise everyone to take it. Our guide was excellent. Visiting these amazing
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    Claire B
    Great introduction to the city
    My husband and I went on this trip our first day in Quito and it gave us some great things to go back and see more
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    Florida Keys, Florida
    fun food and culture tour
    My tour mixed food snd culture. The best part for me was the visit to Guyasamín's home and Capilla del Hombre;
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    Cyndi H
    A big disappointment, Gray Line Tour.
    Through Viator we booked three tours. Two were outstanding and this last one, offered by Gray Line Tours, was
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    Afternoon Delight!
    We had a wonderful afternoon (2-6pm) with our tour guide Estaban. Three of us in a comfortable car, seeing all the
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    Excellent tour!
    Gray Line Tours Ecuador is wonderful! Kind guides (Victor, Heidy and Andrea) and great driver (Victor). I learned
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    Houston, Texas
    Excellent tour
    Our guide, Adriana, was very informative, friendly, and helpful. I loved the presentation that Mercedes gave us
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    Vancouver, Canada
    Reliable and informative
    Had the opportunity to use Gray Line on our recent trip to Peru. The drivers were excellent in the crazy Lima
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    Gio V
    Juan was the best guide!
    I travelled with my partner and my mum. The tour is very nice and you get to see 2 good markets. We stopped to
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    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Wonderful tour operator
    Gray Line Ecuador is responsive, communicative, and fun. When I'm overseas, I rely on WhatsApp, and they were
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    Great sights but average customer service
    Ecuador is a beautiful country with warm, amazing people and you really get to experience that in this tour of
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    Ralph D
    Magnolia, Texas
    Day Trip
    Esteban was very fluent in English. He was knowledgeable of the areas visited and the local people. He made the
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    Charles V
    Good trip got to see a few villages between Quito and Otalvo. The markets were nice. Tried the bizcoches, not bad
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    Nashette W
    Nice tour
    Well organized tour with highlights of different locations. Only wish we went closer to Lake San Pablo for better
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