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OTAVALO MARKET & UNIQUE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE (SACHA WARMI WOMEN PROJECT)

OTAVALO MARKET & UNIQUE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE (SACHA WARMI WOMEN PROJECT)

$110 per person

The Otavalo market is South-America’s most famous Indian fair. We get an early departure from Quito through dramatic mountain scenery northwards. You will have ample time to stroll along the narrow cobblestone streets filled with Otavalo Indigenous people wearing blue ponchos, white trousers and long braided hair and to explore their handicraft market, with its wonderful textiles, native paintings, ceramics, jewelry, tapestries and more at bargain prices. Continuing the trip, we will go to Cotacachi, which is famous for its leather articles.

Hands on cultural experience – AJ Sustainable Sacha WarmiKuna women project

For lunch, we will head to Pijal, a small village located in the heart of the Andes to visit one of the AJ sustainable projects called Sacha WarmiKuna (women from the mountain). This is one fantastic effort developed by AJ and the local women with the main purpose to support their families and encourage the position of the women in the local society, providing them an alternative side work beside housekeeping, as a new option for an in-come. Once at the project you will experience an unforgettable cultural encounter, immersing yourself in the true spirit of the South-American woman and their skills for textiles and a deep culinary knowledge coming from the past generations. You will be part of the preparation of “Aji”, a local spicy salsa which is part of their identity, you will also share precious time with them and a tasty traditional lunch in which local women have used the fresh products harvested the same day from the surrounding organic fields. Later we will learn more about the weaving process of their textiles.

Don’t miss the amazing opportunity to have the chance to give back, by buying handmade scarfs here.
We will arrive back in Quito in the late afternoon.

Meals included: Lunch.

Note.- Minimum 2 people to run the tour!

  • Departure
    Quito / Ecuador
  • Departure Time
    8:00 am
  • Included
    Activities
    Land Transportation
    Fees and entrances to parks and museums
    Meals detailed in the itinerary
  • Not Included
    Domestic flights
    Airport tranfer in & out
    International flight

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

PICK UP: Your Hotel in Quito.

PICK UP TIME: 8:00 AM.

FINISHING POINT: Your Hotel in Quito.

TOUR DURATION: 8 hours.

PHYSICAL CONDITION: Easy.

What's Included?

  •  Private and comfortable transport.
  •  Bilingual certified AJ guide.
  • Fees and entrance to Quitsato project in the middle of the world.
  • Lunch

What is not included?

  • Tips.

  • Souvenirs.
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