Indigenous Market – Devil´s Nose – Cultural Visits
For the Indigenous Market tour, we depart Riobamba towards Colta, where the Spanish conquerors built their first settlement in Ecuador. We cross colorful quinoa fields painted in purples, yellows, and reds, alternating with endemic species of flora and wildlife, indigenous settlements and the remains of ancient cultures.
We visit the Guamote market, one of the last indigenous markets in the Andes, before continuing south towards the mythical Devil’s Nose pass. A vertiginous descent of 450metres zigzag takes us from the Andean highlands down towards the coastal plains.
We continue our descent along the narrow Chancchan river gorge and crossing an impressive cloud forest towrads the temperate city of Bucay.