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Meet the Locals: Quito, Otavalo & Patate

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Make new friends in Ecuador

Be embraced by the warm Ecuadorian spirit on this 9-night adventure taking you to many of the country's highlights in Quito, Otavalo and Patate. Meet the locals as you visit several villages and enjoy Ecuador's incredible landscape along the way!

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Quito (UIO)
  • All airport and inter-city transfers
  • 3 nights in Quito at the Hotel Patio Andaluz, or similar
  • Quito City Tour with City Museum, Equatorial Line Monument & Ethnographical Museum (6 hours)
  • Visit to community of Yunguilla
  • 2 nights in Otavalo at the Hacienda Pinsaqui, or similar
  • Visit to the Cochasqui archaeological site
  • Visit to the Otavalo handicraft market
  • Visit to indigenous houses
  • Visit to school in Peguche
  • Visit to Peguche Waterfall
  • Visit to Cotocachi and Cuicocha
  • 1 night in Quito at the Hotel Patio Andaluz, or similar
  • 2 nights in Patate at the Hacienda Manteles, or similar (with 2 dinners)
  • Visit to Cotopaxi National Park
  • Bird watching excursion
  • Visit to Baños including the Pailon del Diablo Waterfall, with lunch
  • Visit to Salasaca village, with lunch
  • 1 night in Quito at the Hotel Patio Andaluz, or similar
  • Breakfast daily

Great Ways to Explore
  • What better way to see Ecuador than through a local's eyes? On this trip, you'll travel to several off-the-beaten path villages.
  • Buy as many souvenirs as you can fit into your suitcase at the colorful Otavalo market, which dates back to pre-Incan times.
  • Revel in Ecuador's natural and diverse beauty. From Peguche Waterfall to Cotopaxi Volcano, there's so much to see!
  • Get a taste of city life in the capital of Quito. Tour the historic center, Panecillo Hill and see the equator line.
  • Itching to try Ecuadorian cuisine? You'll have plenty of opportunities to try local dishes like hot and savory empanadas! 
Package Overview

Skip the tourist traps and go off-the-beaten path on this adventure in Northern Ecuador. From historic Quito to the colorful market town of Otavalo, you'll see the most authentic places and walk away with a truly memorable experience.

In Quito, get a sense of this incredible city and historic center, which is one of the best preserved in Latin America. A guided tour takes you through famous cathedrals and squares, Panecillo Hill and the Equatorial Line, while still leaving you time to explore on your own. 

Leave Quito and continue north to the market town of Otavalo. Pick up goods at the colorful market (and haggle for the best price), see a beautiful waterfall, volcanic lake and meet an inspiring non-profit organization doing amazing work with Ecuador's youth. 

Head to your next destination of Patate, but first, visit Cotopaxi National Park that's home to a perfectly conical volcano. See jewel-hued hummingbirds on a bird watching excursion, see another awe-inspiring waterfall and visit a local village. Spend one last night in Quito before saying goodbye to your Ecuador friends and heading home.

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