You will head out very early in the morning, northbound through lovely countryside, to the Province of Imbabura, a wondrous land of lakes and mountains and sublime beauty. What awaits you is the Otavalo Market, a famous Indian market that has been in operation since the Pre-Incan era. It is known worldwide for its colorful clothing woven on backstrap and shuttle looms, piles of ponchos and other handmade articles, hats, original pieces of jewelry, and indigenous handicrafts. You will eat lunch at a fascinating restaurant known locally as a hosteria, a type of country inn. If time permits, you will take a short afternoon trip to Cotacachi, a small charming village, whose members fashion high quality leather goods.