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Indigenous markets & culture tour

Immerse yourself in the local way of life

This mini tour is designed to give you a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the local indigenous community of Otavalo.

  • Shop at the famous Otavalo handicrafts market, one of the most colorful & important in all Latin America.
  • Meet the locals during a visit to surrounding indigenous communities.
  • Visit the spectacular natural sites of Cuicocha volcanic Lake, Fuya Fuya Volcano, and Mojanda lakes.

Indigenous markets & culture tour


  • 2 passengers
  • $455 Standard
  • $650 comfortable
  • 3 passengers
  • $395 Standard
  • $595 comfortable
  • 4 passengers
  • $375 Standard
  • $570 comfortable
  • 5 passengers
  • $360 Standard
  • $555 comfortable
  • 6 passengers
  • $350 Standard
  • $540 comfortable


  • DAY 1Handicraft Market of Otavalo.
  • DAY 2Community visit + Cuicocha Lake.
  • DAY 3Mojanda & Fuya Fuya hike + Transfer back Quito.

Click below for a more detailed itinerary description, complete with meal and guide inclusions.

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Tour Specifications


  • Accommodation in double / twin rooms (or triple for odd-numbered groups who do not wish to pay any single supplement)
  • Private transport with local Spanish-speaking driver throughout tour (with pickup / drop-off at Quito city hotel)
  • Meals as listed in itinerary
  • Activities as listed in itinerary
  • English-speaking guide for all activities


  • Single supplement (applies for a single room for somebody travelling within a group). If you are travelling alone then please ask our staff for a solo traveler price quote
  • Pickup / drop-off at airport or in Quito valley area (this service costs extra)
  • Local entrance fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips

Tour Dates

  • This tour is available to start on any day throughout the year.

What Our Clients Say

Mark Plummer, UK

The highlight for us was the community visit where the local people were so friendly and kind. The activities were very varied and kept us interested and busy throughout.

Pennie Sykes, Scotland

Most tourists seem to visit the Otavalo market, but not much more. This region has so much more to offer if you have the desire to look. The flexibility of our guide allowed us to make various unplanned stops, and really meet the people. We could not manage the trek up to Fuya Fuya, so our guide took us to Peguche Waterfall instead.