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  • J A
    3 contributions
    We really enjoyed the mix of stops on this tour: bizcocho shop, the lake, a weaving studio, the waterfall, and the market made for a lovely day. Spending a lot of time at the market wouldn't have been great, since many stalls have the same wares. Even at the big Saturday market, there wasn't a ton of variation (we actually enjoyed looking at the spices & food the most). Definitely check out the coffeeshop at the edge of the market area -- best coffee we had in Ecuador!
    Review of: Otavalo Tour from Quito Visiting Cayambe, Indigenous Market
    Written May 25, 2023
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  • Milad B
    1 contribution
    Daniel was a truly outstanding guide. His love for his country and its culture is very apparent. He picked some exceptional experiences, and was thoughtful, knowledgeable, and kind every step of the way. At Otavalo market he was patient, and helped negotiate reasonable prices. He went out of his way to ensure i had a memorable experience. This was one of the best tours I've ever been on. I got some amazing photos and made memories that will last a lifetime. Can't recommend Daniel and his tours enough!
    Review of: Day off in Quito? Lets go to Otavalo indigenous artisan market!
    Written June 3, 2023
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  • lacholitarubia
    Richmond, Virginia45 contributions
    Lots to see in the city and good city bus tour (hop on/hop off). Be sure to visit the "real" equator exhibit right next door to the touristy one. It's a lot like many other South American cities, but has it's unique charm of modernity and antiquity. BTW, best airport in South America by far and a step above many US airports.
    Review of: Otavalo Indigenous Market & Peguche Waterfall
    Written April 20, 2023
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  • Julie A
    6 contributions
    Wow, what an amazing tour in the safe and very knowledgeable hands of Pedro our tour guide. He was amazing and really ensured we had the very best day out. Thoroughly recommend the tour but particularly with Pedro. Thanks
    Review of: Otavalo Market Tour
    Written June 5, 2023
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  • 581leandg
    3 contributions
    We had a private tour with Luis! He was very punctual and picked us up with his very clean and comfortable car. It was great talking to him because he knows a lot about Ecuador (historical and geographical) and told us about life in Quito and Ecuador.
    We made lovely visits to the equator line, a rose farm, otavalo market, the town of cotacachi and the laguna cuicocha.
    Luis let us decide how long we would like to stay at the different stops, so the tour was tailormade for us! We loved it, thank you so much, it was absolutely worth it and we would recommend it without hesitation!
    Review of: Rose Plantation, Equator Line and Otavalo Market Private Tour
    Written July 5, 2019
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  • Jorck
    New York City, NY3 contributions
    I must say that I loved everything about this place, its incredible view and being able to share a completely different culture, thank you Andres for being so attentive, I recommend traveling with Andres, he is a good boy, very intelligent and funny.
    Review of: Full Day Private Tour of Otavalo
    Written June 4, 2023
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  • Trish G
    8 contributions
    I signed up for this tour on the Gray Line site directly as I was booking the day before and wanted to avoid 3rd party. I did not receive any email or message confirmation but I took a chance and went to the pick-up point anyway but no tour guide or van arrived. I was unable to call the company with a USA cell phone so emailed them (link on the tour site) and was shocked when I heard back right away explaining their website schedules were problematic right now and offering me a tour the next day March 1. I was so happy and took it. There were only 2 of us plus the guide and driver but the tour was absolutely what I was looking forward - a series of stops and experiences in the communities and area a couple of hours north of Quito. This was something that traveling on my own without speaking Spanish would have been very challenging to execute. Francisco was our guide and was great - enthusiastic and personable and the 3 of us were able to communicate in English (their second language) very well. We left at 7:30 and got back around 5:30 (with traffic). We had lunch at a fantastic restaurant in Cotacatchi. Our driver was awesome as well but I cannot remember his name, unfortunately. Kudos to Gray Line for rectifying my situation so quickly.
    Review of: Otavalo, Cotacachi and Cuicocha Tour With Optional Hotel Pick-Up - "Small Group"
    Written March 4, 2023
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  • Trip17363383000
    1 contribution
    Estefania was so friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. She was flexible on the itinerary to better fit our interests. She is passionate about the communities and shares that with her tourists.
    Review of: Otavalo Daytour
    Written May 20, 2023
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  • Laquisha C
    5 contributions
    Diego was our guide. Provided pickup from my hotel in Quito. He is a good driver, answered questions readily, and had a great knowledge base of the communities we saw and the geography of the area. We had coffee and bizcochos in the morning; lunch stop was awesome and I got my first taste of cuy which I highly recommend. Stops at the Otavalo market and Peguche workshops were well worth the visit. I could have stayed all day at the market but I was already overloaded with gifts to take back to family. Overall it was an excellent experience with breathtaking landscapes. Bring umbrella and sunglasses, will need both per typical Andean weather (but the rain only lasted 15-20 min), lovely weather the rest of the day.
    Review of: Full-Day Tour Otavalo Market, Peguche Workshops, and Cuicocha Lagoon.
    Written May 1, 2023
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  • Marisol S
    6 contributions
    We had a great experience with our tour guide Stui! He told us so much about the volcanos, the history and people of the region! We enjoyed the tour because we got to taste Bizcochos at the place where they are made, we went to Lago de San Pablo, the Otavalo market, Cotacachi and hiked a bit in Cuicocha to see the beautiful lake! This experience was amazing,many thanks to our guide Stui, you are going a great job!!!
    Review of: Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha Full-Day Tour from Quito
    Written May 17, 2023
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  • andywa77
    Sunnyvale, CA12 contributions
    I had Diego as a guide to Octavalo Market and some of the surrounding cities as a solo traveler. We started in Caymbe and tried Ecuador’s delicious version of biscotti with dulce de leche and a local cheese. Next we wandered through Octavalo’s indigenous market filled with colorful textiles and trinkets. Diego helped me find the best quality and authentic items. Next we headed to Cotacachi where we had an Equadorian specialty Guinea Pig! It was one of the best meats I have tried, I was surprised how much I liked it. Last but not least we wandered Cotacahi where they are known for their leather goods. I had a great time on this tour and highly recommend it!
    Review of: The Best Otavalo Market Tour + San Pablo Lake + Cayambe + Cotacachi
    Written May 20, 2023
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  • roch s
    Brooklyn, NY3 contributions
    We had a perfect two days with Jorge (Tour Express and Transfers) in Otavalo and the surrounding areas. He was very open and attentive to all our special requests and we were able to tailor our trip to include a few days in the beautiful Intag cloud forest, a hike at the Mojanda lakes and, of course, the Otavalo market and the incredible food market. Jorge is reliable, knowledgeable, and an excellent driver. Thank you for a wonderful trip!
    Review of: Live Otavalo Full Day between, mountains, crafts and culture
    Written April 2, 2023
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  • j b
    1 contribution
    Words can not even begin to describe this incredible adventure . With the most jaw dropping scenery and so many “ wow , this is unbelievable “ moments , this trip had it all.

    You definitely got what you paid for and then some . The activities challenged your physical abilities to the core ,and the hotels were top notch . It was a perfect blend of culture , activities, scenery and delicious food .

    Thanks to Andres for being so knowledgeable about everything and showing us your amazing country!
    Would recommend 1000%

    If you weren’t in good shape prior to commencing this journey you will be afterwards. Boot camp on steroids !
    Review of: 8-Day Ecuador Multisport Once in a Life Time
    Written March 31, 2023
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  • Linda E
    Chicago, IL1 contribution
    My Ecuador trip with Adventure Journeys exceeded my expectations in all respects! Alfonso Freire, tour guide, was absolutely the best! He was super knowledgeable about everywhere we went (Ecuador guides have tour university degrees). He identified the different indigenous groups we encountered and what makes each unique (in fact, he is a member of a professional dance group that performs native South American dances). Alfonso's total attention was on making my trip special --- plus he was patient with me during our hikes in high altitudes even though he never even got winded (he's qualified for all types of sport activities and guide certifications).

    This trip's itinerary provides a great cross-section of Ecuador including a visit to an Otavalo indigenous village, a few days in the Amazon rain forest with a Kichwa community tour (learned how they make chocolate), climbed an incredible waterfall, visited the famous 'Swing of the End of the World' in Banos, hiked near the Chimborazo volcano, visited Inca ruins, and ended with a tour of Cuenca, a colonial city, etc.

    Hotels were all clean and satisfactory with the Hacienda La Andaluza being a highlight (it's like an art museum - outstanding). This was my first trip to South America and the people are so warm and gracious - everyone goes the extra mile to provide superior service. I also found the tour registration process very efficient. And when I had questions, I always received a written response by the next day. Finally, this is a longer review than my norm, but I can't emphasize enough how pleased I was with my Adventure Journeys trip. It checked all the boxes in every way!! My strong recommendation - sign up!! Tx L
    Review of: 10-Day Ecuador Highlights
    Written May 23, 2023
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