Otavalo & Karanki Magdalena Community Cultural Connection

Otavalo & Karanki Magdalena Community Cultural Connection

2 hours from Quito The Otavalo Craft Market is the most famous and picturesque in South America. Markets are meeting places for shopping, bargaining and chatter while people of the region exchange local produce, utensils, pots, and pans or textiles.
Through a marvelous Andean setting we head into the indigenous community of Magdalena. The scene displays the wide array of crops which resemble a colorful patchwork on the eastern foothills of Imbabura volcano. The skillful people are known to produce outstanding embroidery.
Choose an activity mountain bike journey across beautiful mountain landscapes and Andean rural settings or horseback riding through a variety of moorland vegetation. In the afternoon, community members demonstrate local planting techniques, including the materials and animals used to farm a variety of products including potatoes, quinoa, lupin, corn, beans, wheat and other vegetables depending on their harvesting seasons.  Drive back to Quito.
Included lunch at Community Karanki Magdalena.

Otavalo & Karanki Magdalena Community Cultural Connection