Full-Day Otavalo Market, Cuicocha & Cotacachi from Quito with Hotel Pick-Up

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more

See the best of Northern Ecuador on this Otavalo bus tour from Quito. Check out the indigenous markets with your professional guide, take a boat tour in Cuicocha Lake and see the stunning Penuche waterfall. You'll see the Quitsato Solar Clock, visit the equator, sample biscotti pastry and even stop at the home of a famous Ecuadorian musician. This tour includes all the must-see stops and is perfect for first time visitors and those who have traveled Ecuador but still want to see more.
  • Otavalo Tour with Quito Tour Bus
  • Visit the equator and see the famous solar clock
  • Follow your expert guide to Penuche Waterfall
  • Cruise on the Cuicocha Lake
  • Sample the best biscocho in the country
  • Led by a local guide

Bus Tour
Bilingual Guide
Visit to Mirador del Lago San Pablo
Visit the Otavalo Market
Boat trip to the Laguna de Cuicocha
Workshop Tour Ñanda Mañachi (If time allows)
Personal expenses, shopping purchases
Details not specified in the program

Departure Point

Galería Ecuador (La Mariscal), Reina Victoria N24-263, Quito 170143, Ecuador

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado, Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador

Get a local tour guide to show you the REAL ecuadorian products in the Otavalo market and tell you the significance of this place in the indigenous culture.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Fabrica de Bizcochos de Don Pedro., Bolivar y J.Montalvo, Cayambe 170202 Ecuador

Authentic Ecuadorian buiscuits and cheese in a leaf are awaiting for you in Cayambe, where we will make a stop for you to see how they are made and have a taste yourself.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Laguna Cuicocha, Cotacachi 100450 Ecuador

Enjoy the view of this lake inside a crater and hike to the top of its surroundings or get in the boat to feel like you're inside (at an additional cost)!

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Bucket Pass, Quito Find us inside KAIA Hotel's Lobby, Quito 170150 Ecuador

This tour is sold by Bucket Pass, showing you the best things to do in each city!

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you need special assistance or have seating preferences, please contact us AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.
  • For this tour, meet at pick up place at least 15 minutes before appointed pickup time.
  • Bring umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain
  • Do not forget to bring camera with enough memory and battery recharged, warm clothing, comfortable shoes and extra money for shopping in the market
  • Schedule:
  • 08:15 AM: Galeria Ecuador (Reina Victoria)
  • Note: Times are subject to change based on road conditions; however, if the transport arrives before the leaving time, it will wait until that time.
  • 09:00 / Start Tour
  • 11:30 / Lookout at San Pablo Lake
  • 12:00 / Otavalo's Indigenous Market
  • 14:15 / Cotacachi and Free Time for Lunch
  • 16:00 / Cuicocha Lagoon
  • 18:30 / Arrive in Quito
  • Your hotel in Quito (Between Hilton Colon & Wyndham Garden, no hotels in the Historic Center)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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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