2-Day – Excursion to Otavalo & Lakes

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
Overview

Take a drive through Ecuador's breathtaking scenery, stopping along the way to take photos and soak up the truly amazing and diverse landscapes! Head for Otavalo Market and experience the local way of shopping as you barter for handicrafts and many other items!
Lodging in a typical Andean hacienda in Otavalo and have free time at the hacienda for optional activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking, bird watching, etc.

Hotel Pick-Up and Drop Off
Professional guide
Overnight accommodation
Breakfast (2)
Food and drink, unless specified
Gratuities
Optional activities

Departure Point

Hotel Kaia, Valladolid N24-742 y Julio Zaldumbide, Quito 170109, Ecuador

Traveler pickup is offered
If you choose the option with pick-up from hotels, you can choose from any of the following list:

Tuesday: Patio Andaluz 7:00, Hilton Colon 7:15, Mercure Alameda 7:18, Reina Isabel 7:22, Río Amazonas 7:26, Nu House 7:29, Galeria Ecuador 7:32, Swissotel 7:40, NH Collection 7:40, KAIA 7:43, Holiday Inn 7:50, J.W. Marriott 7:52, Wyndham Garden 8:00, Dann Carlton 8:10, Le Parc 8:10, Sheraton 8:15.

You must specify the name of the hotel in the booking process (any from the list). If you didn’t specify your hotel in the booking process, or if you put one that is not on this list, your meeting point will be at KAIA HOTEL (Valladolid N24-742 y Julio Zaldumbide) Tuesday at 07:43.

Remember to show up at the hotel at the time determined above or at the meeting point. There will be no refunds for not following the instructions mentioned here.

Departure Time

7:43 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Itinerary
Fabrica de Bizcochos de Don Pedro.
Known for its delicious “Bizcochos de Cayambe”, a type of cracker or bread baked in a clay oven (greatly paired with local cheese or caramel sauce).
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Otavalo Market
One of the most spectacular artisanal markets in all of South America. The activity of the Plaza de Ponchos is aimed at the commercialization of various handicrafts, both local, regional, national and international. The artisanal production representative of the fair are the Otavalo textiles, there is also artisanal production in clay, paint, wood, jewelery, goldsmith's, saddlery, marzipan, ceramics, etc.
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Peguches'art
An andean instrument workshop "Ñanda Mañachi" located in the area of Peguche, to spend some special moments with the local people and understand the Andean culture.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Laguna Cuicocha
This lagoon rests in a volcanic caldera in the foothills of the Cotacachi volcano and its waters change in hue according to the sun and its two islets composed of lava and volcanic rock.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Casa Sol 3*** Star Hotel or similar
Meals:
  Not Included
La Casa Sol Otavalo (Andean Lodge)
Free time at the hacienda for optional activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking, bird watching, massages, etc.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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