Private Full Day -Trip To Otavalo and surroundings

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon6 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

During this day you will have a tour of culture, customs and traditions. Beginning in the morning with a visit to the beautiful “Laguna de San Pablo”, then you go to the famous market of ponchos in Otavalo, where you can observe and buy a beautiful handmade fabrics, scarves, ponchos, wallets, coats, etc. Later we will visit the Cuicocha lagoon and the town of Cotacachi, famous for its leather products, like shoes, wallets, belts, etc. In the afternoon you return to Quito with a stop to taste the rich bizcochos of Cayambe. 

Otavalo is located 02h30 min from the city, it is recommended to take, warm and comfortable clothes, glasses, sunscreen.

English Driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
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  • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador

Departure Time

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11/19/2018 - 12/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Stop At:  
Otavalo Market
his market is located in the well-known "Plaza de los Ponchos". An amazing labyrinth of colorful fabrics and clothes is scattered from there by a large number of streets surrounding the Plaza every Saturday
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cotacachi Bus Terminal
It is the musical capital of Imbabura. Cotacachi is also an emporium of culture and tradition. Visit the Museum of Cultures, the mother church of Santa Ana de Cotacachi. Skillful craftsmen make leather goods, marking the trend and styles in leather fashion in the country.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cuicocha Lake
The Cuicocha Lagoon, at an altitude of 3,200 meters above sea level and with an amplitude of 3 km located inside the national park. It has two islets inside the lagoon, the largest is called Theodore Wolf and the little one is called Yerovi. They should be called Cotacachi. Between the two islets is a channel "De los reyes", a few meters away is the cave where "The Virgins of the Sun" visited on special dates to perform Rites to the Incas, filled with the energetic benefits of the lagoon, as the Gods who visited the planet bathed here; as well as asking for the abundant harvests.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

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