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getting to and from otavalo

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getting to and from otavalo

I'd like to go to Otavalo and from my research, I can take the public bus which is $2, or arrange a private trip by car which is $45-55.

When I was in Peru I found out the locals had an interesting system of collective transportation, which was centred in a an unofficial taxi terminal. You simply showed up, said where you were going, and they'd put you in a car or mini van, which would leave when they'd filled up all the seats. It was really cheap a faster than taking a bus.

Is there anything similar in Quito, or anywhere I can join a van to go to otavalo? I'm going on a weekday, not Saturday. Thanks

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1. Re: getting to and from otavalo

Quito is really a nice place. And as I know that you will not feel any difference in price charge among Peru and Quito. If you have some more time to spend go for mountain climbing and under water dive. you feel much relief.

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3. Re: getting to and from otavalo

Hi Dizzy,

There are lots of buses going between Quito and Otavalo, and some you can just flag down from the side of the road, or head to the main bus station and start the journey there.

I am not sure about collectivos running the route you want, but the buses go so often that it's not really a problem, catching a bus to Otavalo.

Have fun!

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I did read somewhere that there are shared taxis, you have to prepay but it is around $8

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