Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha Full-Day Tour from Quito

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
    
icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Overview

Discover indigenous arts and local markets during this cultural tour of Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha from Quito. Escape the city and journey into Ecuador's more rural hillsides as you follow your guide through some of the area's top cultural attractions.
  • Full-day Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha tour
  • Escape the city and experience local life with an expert guide
  • Visit indigenous markets and quiet villages
  • Perfect for families
  • Round-trip transport and lunch included

Professional and Bilingual Guide
Lunch
Transportation from/to Quito's meeting point
Bizcochos $1
Market Purchases
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Quitzato Entrace Fee (Equador Line) $2 per person

Departure Point

Yellow House, Mariscal Foch E5-23 y, Quito 170143, Ecuador

Traveler pickup is offered
Address: Mariscal Foch Street E5-08 and Juan Leon Mera (Corner)

Departure Time

6:50 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Quitsato Mitad del Mundo Monument
NOTE: IS NOT THE MAIN MONUMET Visit a small equator monument, entrance fee $2p.p The Quitsato Sundial is a cultural-tourist place located at La Mitad Del Mundo, near to Cayambe, 47 km north of Quito. It was built in 2006 and inaugurated in 2007 as an independent, non-profit project in a 24,756 ft² (2300 m²) area. Its main goal is to share crucial aspects of the astronomical knowledge of the prehispanic cultures of the region. The expositions are carried out by community members as a self-sustaining project. According to Google Maps, the central pillar is 4 meters south of the true equator. After this we will visit at the Cayambe bizcochos town (local biscuits) factory. Products not included
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Miralago
Viewing point “Mira Lago” where it is possible to see Cayambe, Imbabura, San Pablo Lake, Tabacundo and flower farms.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Otavalo Market
You will have time to explore the market and do some shooping
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve
Visit Cotacachi leather town/ Lunch
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cuicocha Lake
Here you will have time for a small walk after we return to Quito
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Quito Old Town
Return to Quito and drop you in your original meeting point.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The tour operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances
  • Necessary equipment: Warm clothes, gloves, hat. Sunglasses & Sunscreen. Water, snacks. Hiking shoes. Camera and Waterproof jacket
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 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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