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