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Northern Highlands
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A visit to Ecuador is never complete without visiting the Northern Highlands, the area of lakes, mountains, inspiring landscapes and folklore. This area is located at only 80 kilometers (50 miles) north from Quito on the Panamerican Highway.

Places to Visit: Otavalo Indigenous Market; San Pablo Lake ; Cotacachi Village ; Cuicocha Lake ; Ibarra ; Yaguarcocha Lake ; San Antonio de Ibarra ; Chota Valley
 

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Otavalo Market

Otavalo Market
code: GLEOTA
Departing from Quito on Tuesdays and Saturdays visit the most popular Indian Market of Ecuador. Observe the Pocnhos Square, the typical handcrafts from the area, Enjoy a real experience with the locals and the bargains in leather goods at Cotacachi. See the towns of Cayambe, Otavalo, Peguche, Calderon and the San Pablo Lake during this complete day tour.
From: USD. 55,00 (Shared tour)
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Otavalo Market with Lunch

Otavalo Market with Lunch
code: GLEOTL
Departure from Quito through The Panamericana North Highway with a brief stop at Calderon, a town where the famous "masapan" dolls are made.
If timing allows us we will stop at the highway's mirador to admire and take pictures of the beautiful landscape and snow caped mountains of the zone
Crossing the equatorial line at Guachala (used to be the middle of the world monument) we will head up to Otavalo and make a stop at Mira Lago to take pictures of the beautiful San Pablo Lake.
The tour then continues to Otavalo where the Otavaleños (natives) set up a market in which a bartering manner of shopping is taken. The market hosts a variety of different handcrafted items.
Continuing the trip, we will go to Cotacachi, famous for its leather articlas, and where lunch will be taken. Finally we will go to Peguche, small village known for its waterfalls and wind instruments fabrics.
Return to Quito through the Cajas-Tabacundo road
From: USD. 73,00 (Shared tour)
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Mindo Cloud Forest

Mindo Cloud Forest
code: GLEMIN
This full day excursion is an ideal experience for those nature and ecotourism lovers, any day of the week you can visit the town of Mindo and observe many of the 500 species in the areas, as well as butterflies, Orchids, Rivers and waterfalls. You can do trekking in the areas, take and adventure tubing on the river or simply enjoy this cloud forest and its sights as well as the gastronomy of the region.
From: USD. 240,00 (private) (minimun 2 pax)
USD. 189,00 (private) (minimun 3-4 pax)
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