Otavalo Tour from Quito Visiting Quitsato, Indigenous Market, Peguche, Cuicocha

Quito, Ecuador

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

Combine culture with nature on this full-day tour of Otavalo Marketplace and Cuicocha Lagoon, ideal for first-time visitors with limited time in Ecuador. Departing Quito, you’ll travel to Otavalo Marketplace, one of Latin America’s largest markets, to browse stalls for colorful, artisan souvenirs. See, too, the Peguche Waterfall and Cuicocha Lagoon, on which you;ll enjoy a short boat ride.
  • Full-day tour of Otavalo Marketplace and Cuicocha Lagoon from Quito
  • Ideal for first-time visitors with limited time in Ecuador
  • Visit Otavalo Marketplace, one of Latin America’s largest markets, to browse stalls for colorful, artisan souvenirs
  • Admire Peguche Waterfall and take a boat ride on Cuicocha Lagoon

Tourist transport
Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)
All entrances
Details not especified
Food and drinks
Hotel pick up and drop-off
Tips

Departure Point

1: El Quinde visitors center, Eugenio Espejo, Quito 170401, Ecuador
2: Quito Tour Bus, Reina Victoria 24-151, Quito 170143, Ecuador
3: Quito Tour Bus / Bulevar Naciones Unidas, Naciones Unidas Ave, Quito 170506, Ecuador

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Quitsato
Visit the main attractions of the province of Imbabura within approximately 10 hours. Crossing the Valley of Guayllabamba, we will arrive at the Quitsato Solar Clock, site thru which the Equatorial Line passes.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Miralago
Then, we will make a stop at the lookout of Lake San Pablo.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Otavalo Market
Continue the journey to Otavalo where we will visit the largest indigenous market in South America, an ideal place for shopping.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cascada de Peguche
Afterwards, we will head up to Peguche Waterfall, a beautiful ritual and spiritual site where the inhabitants, on the eve of Inti Raymi take a sacred bath under the waterfall.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Laguna Cuicocha
The adventure continues towards the Cuicocha Lagoon in the Cotacachi – Cayapas Reserve (Unavailable on holidays). Return to Quito.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 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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