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Country Tours from Quito: La Mirage Spa with Otavalo Market

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Key facts

Where: Quito , Ecuador Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Highlights

  • Shop for exquisite Andean handicrafts at South America′s largest Indian market
  • Pamper your senses at the La Mirage Spa, located on a 200-year old Spanish estate

Overview

Experience bliss as you submit to a range of spa treatments designed to pamper your body and leave you with an ultimate sense of well being at the Spa La Mirage, located in the town of Cotacachi in the Northern Highlands. Set in the elegance and grandeur of a 200 year-old colonial hacienda (Spanish estate), Spa La Mirage offers a range of 17 treatments like reflexology, aromatherapy and a herbal bath wrap. Luxuriant gardens with a profusion of flowers and stunning views of the Andean Cordillera will only add to this magical experience and sense of complete relaxation.

La Mirage is only a short drive from Otavalo, famous for its large, colourful and bustling Saturday Indian Market, the biggest in South America. This colourful and typical Indian market dates back to the pre-Inca times and is known for its textiles woven on back-strap and shuttle looms. It is great for those wishing to collect some true-blue Andean souvenirs, like ponchos, hand made textiles, hats, Indian jewellery, and various handicrafts.

Itinerary

Day 1: Quito – Otavalo Market – La Mirage Spa

You will be picked up early in the morning from either your hotel or the Quito airport and taken in a private air-conditioned vehicle to the Northern Highlands and the famous Otavalo Market. The drive takes about two hours. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.

Heading north, you will pass by small villages, the snow-capped Cayambe volcano, the San Pablo Lake, and the Imbabura volcano. Along the way, you will also see valleys filled with of rose plantations.

Arrive at the Otavalo Market, the largest indigenous market in South America.

At the market, you will find a large collection of indigenous handicrafts from the seventeen-plus surrounding communities that compose the Otavalo ethnic group.

Lunch will be served at one of the haciendas (family ranch) of the area. There are many restaurants around the market square that offer set meal menus that may consist of an appetizer, soup of the day, main course, and dessert.

Continue towards the La Mirage Spa, a short distance from Otavalo.

Check into the Spa.

You have the afternoon free to enjoy the various services of the Spa.

Overnight at the La Mirage Spa.

Day 2: La Mirage Spa - Quito

After breakfast at the hotel, you have the morning free to indulge yourself at the Spa in La Mirage.

Set out for Quito, stopping for lunch on the way.

Arrive in Quito where your tour ends with a drop-off either at your city hotel or at the Quito airport.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

2 Days/1 Night

Start time

Start time: Your preferred time.
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Meeting point

Your hotel/airport in Quito.
Hotel: (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Airport: (Please advise your flight timings at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel/airport in Quito

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Inclusions

  • Hotel/ Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned private vehicle
  • 1 night’s accommodation at La Mirage Spa
  • Breakfast on Day 2
  • Lunch on Days 1, 2
  • Dinner

Exclusions

  • Soft and/or alcoholic drinks

Do/Dont's

Wear comfortable walking shoes/tennis shoes, warm clothing, windcheater, rain ponchos in winter months, hat or cap. Carry a plastic water bottle, sun-block, sunglasses, waterproof small backpack, and, of course, a camera. You are expected to bargain at the Otavalo Market when you shop, and this is a popular tourist site, so make sure to watch your belongings!

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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