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Great tour and day trip from Quito! Otavalo is a fascinating city and the market is well worth the visit. You can find some great deals here and it's all done locally by traditional Ecuadorian / Quechua families. If you have a day to spare, I'd recommend!
Estaban was an excellent guide. He made all the directions very clear and he kept tabs on everyone so they would all be at the right places at the right time. I was sick on the day my Otavalo trip was scheduled for (Saturday Market) so they allowed me to use my voucher to go on the same tour the following Tuesday. I did have a BIG problem discussing this change, however, because NO ONE AT THE TOUR OFFICE seemed to speak English. I would think an English speaking comapny like GreyLine would have English speaking phone answerers, but NO! My hotel desk clerk did his best to translate, but an easy change became an ALL DAY problem to try to solve on the phone. Tour great! Office staff zip!
I went on this tour expecting an organized buying trip! In reality I got a great introduction to Ecuador's indigenous culture. Tour was prompt, informative and well-paced. The Guide was fantastic.
The trip was very varied and interesting. The guide (Javier) and driver (Patricio) were both excellent. The trip goes to a variety of sites all with something different to see.
I found it a little difficult to get an answer about the pick up time but that worked out fine in the end. The lunch venue was fine and we didn't choose the pre paid lunch option and were able to choose our own lunch.
This was really a sight to see! I have been to many flea markets in the U.S., but this one was the largest. Quality of the merchandise was really good, too. Afterwards, we went to a nice place for lunch at very reasonable prices with entertainment included.
Esteban was a great tour guide. I like the explanation of the Otavalo dress. The restaurant in Cocatahatchi was very good.
We enjoyed the trip to Otavalo and the stops along the way. We visited a marzipan demonstration, Panama hat shop, and Cotaccachi leather town along the way. Our guide, Stefan, was very helpful and interesting. He spoke both Spanish and English. We would have liked more time to shop in Otavala markets. The Pan American Highway was a challenge for our bus but the ride was comfortable and clean.
totally enjoyed this trip. Roberto was an excellent guide - very informative. We were given plenty of time to enjoy shopping in Otavalo. I would definately recommend this trip to anyone.
This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Ecuador! The pick up was right on time, the bus was clean and well maintained. We got to stop off at a few spots along the way and see the beautiful mountains which were breathtaking!! The trip to Otavalo included a woman from Otavalo who sang for us and explained her native costume to us. We had plenty of time to shop around at the market and purchased a lot of really nice items.
excellent tour. knowlegable & personable tour guide. Roberto was the greatest!
This tour was amazing. The guide was very knowledgeable and quite helpful. It is rather long 10 hours, but worth it. It is not necessary to take the optional lunch as there is more than enough time to do it on your own.