Otavalo indigenous community & Chaski Route - Go Galapagos

Otavalo indigenous community & Chaski Route

[:en]Day 1: Quito – Ibarra – Train ride to Salinas – Karanki Magdalena Community

Departing from Quito to the north, we will ride across the colorful valleys of Guayllabamba and Cayambe.  A ride through the breathtaking Andean setting offers great photo opportunities and after two hours of traveling through the riveting countryside, we will arrive at the province of Imbabura.

From Ibarra and descending into the warm, dry valley of Ambuquí, we go across sugar cane plantations, tunnels and over bridges spanning steep gullies and patchwork fields.
Two hours later,

Enjoy a unique lunch at the Salinas Afro-Ecuadorian community restaurant, implemented by Go Galapagos – Kleintours in an effort to boost tourism in support of this fascinating area.   The menu has been carefully put together through with the community to share the local savoir-faire with our high-quality standards.

Back in Imbabura, our journey continues through a marvelous Andean setting we head into the indigenous community of the Karanki Magdalena. The scene displays a 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 which could be admired and purchased directly from the artisans.

The taste of this hidden mountain niche can be absorbed in a series of optional activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking, or hiking up to the nearby hills.

Overnight stay.

Day 2: Magdalena Karanki – San Antonio de Ibarra – Otavalo– Peguche – Cotacachi – Quito
In Magdalena, learn about the community’s everyday activities such milking cattle, shepherding and, when in season, ox-plowing. Stand face-to-face with people untouched by the urgencies of modern life. After breakfast, we head to San Antonio de Ibarra, famous for very beautiful and skilled wood carving and sculptures.

We will visit Otavalo, home to beautifully colored fabrics and the world famous indigenous craft market, the largest in South America. Markets are meeting places for shopping, bargaining, and chatter while people of the region exchange local produce, animals, utensils, pots, and pans or textiles. For visitors, the markets offer the possibility of approaching Ecuadorians at a more intimate level as you negotiate prices of a variety of woven goods, bags, hats, flutes or simply appreciate the skillful people responsible for the elegance and beauty of the clothing and handicrafts.

Visit the village of Peguche, known for traditional weaving and the handcrafted Andean musical wind instruments.  Then, we continue to Cotacachi, an Indian village which features leatherwork including bags, jackets, hats, gloves, and belts, before returning to Quito.[:es]Día 1: Quito – Ibarra – Viaje en tren a Salinas – Comunidad Karanki Magdalena

Saliendo de Quito hacia el norte, cruzaremos los coloridos valles de Guayllabamba y Cayambe. Un paseo por el impresionante entorno andino ofrece excelentes oportunidades para tomar fotos y después de dos horas de viajar por el fascinante campo, llegaremos a la provincia de Imbabura.

Desde Ibarra y descendiendo al cálido y seco valle de Ambuquí, atravesamos plantaciones de caña de azúcar, túneles y puentes que abarcan barrancos empinados y campos de retazos.
Dos horas despues,

Disfrute de un almuerzo único en el restaurante comunitario afroecuatoriano de Salinas, implementado por Go Galápagos – Kleintours en un esfuerzo por impulsar el turismo en apoyo de esta fascinante área. El menú se ha elaborado cuidadosamente con la comunidad para compartir el savoir-faire local con nuestros estándares de alta calidad.

De vuelta en Imbabura, nuestro viaje continúa a través de un maravilloso entorno andino en el que nos dirigimos a la comunidad indígena de Karanki Magdalena. La escena muestra una gran variedad de cultivos que se asemejan a un colorido mosaico en las estribaciones orientales del volcán Imbabura. Se sabe que las personas hábiles producen bordados sobresalientes que se pueden admirar y comprar directamente de los artesanos.

El sabor de este nicho escondido en la montaña se puede absorber en una serie de actividades opcionales como montar a caballo, andar en bicicleta de montaña o caminar hasta las colinas cercanas.

Quedarse por la noche.

Día 2: Magdalena Karanki – San Antonio de Ibarra – Otavalo– Peguche – Cotacachi – Quito

En Magdalena, aprenda sobre las actividades cotidianas de la comunidad, como ordeñar ganado, pastoreo y, cuando es temporada, arar bueyes. Estar cara a cara con personas que no han sido tocadas por las urgencias de la vida moderna. Después del desayuno, nos dirigimos a San Antonio de Ibarra, famosa por esculturas y esculturas de madera muy hermosas y hábiles.

Visitaremos Otavalo, hogar de telas de hermosos colores y el mundialmente famoso mercado artesanal indígena, el más grande de Sudamérica. Los mercados son lugares de reunión para ir de compras, regatear y conversar mientras la gente de la región intercambia productos locales, animales, utensilios, ollas y sartenes o textiles. Para los visitantes, los mercados ofrecen la posibilidad de acercarse a los ecuatorianos a un nivel más íntimo al negociar los precios de una variedad de productos tejidos, bolsos, sombreros, flautas o simplemente apreciar a las personas hábiles responsables de la elegancia y la belleza de la ropa y la artesanía.

Visite el pueblo de Peguche, conocido por el tejido tradicional y los instrumentos de viento musicales andinos hechos a mano. Luego, continuamos a Cotacachi, un pueblo indio que cuenta con artículos de cuero que incluyen bolsos, chaquetas, sombreros, guantes y cinturones, antes de regresar a Quito.[:]

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