Otavalo and Imbabura Sightseeing Tour from Quito

Quito, Ecuador

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iconDuration: 10 hours

Overview

Depart Quito and journey towards the Guayllabamba valley to see the Quitsato Sundial in La Mitad Del Mundo, built to share the astronomical knowledge of the pre-Hispanic cultures of the region. Pass over the line of the equator and continue towards the largest indigenous market in South America.

Shop for souvenir textiles and traditional crafts at the Mercado de Ponchos, where the locals sell tagua nut jewelry, fake shrunken heads, hand-painted trays, spices, spools of wool and other interesting items under mushroom-shaped umbrellas.

Get back to nature at the Peguche waterfall, popular with the locals who go there to take a sacred bath on the eve of Inti Raymi. Continue towards the caldera lake of Cuicocha in the Cotacachi-Cayapas Reserve (excluding holidays) and get stunning views of the Cotacachi Volcano before driving back to Quito.

Transportation

Bilingual English and Spanish-speaking guide

Ticket to the Quitsato Sundial

Boat ride on San Pablo or Cuicocha lake, subject to availability

Hike to the Peguche waterfall

Mini snack

08:05 AM / Quinde visitors center - Plaza Grande (Venezuela St. and Espejo St. next to the Major's Palace). Venezuela and Espejo Streets are pedestrianized, the guide will walk there to your pick-up. 08:25 AM / La Mariscal - Plaza Foch (Reina Victoria St. between Calama St. and Foch St. Stop number 3 quito tour bus) 08:50 AM / Naciones Unidas Boulevard (Naciones Unidas ave. and Shyris ave. stop number 1 quito tour bus). Note: tour starts at 09:00 AM. Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Discover the main attractions of Imbabura Province
  • Visit the indigenous market in Otavalo
  • Go to the sacred caldera lake of Cuicocha

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts
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