Private Otavalo and Cuicocha Lagoon Day Tour

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon10 to 11 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Enjoy a cultural adventure on the Otavalo & Cuicocha Lagoon Day Tour. In the morning, you will take a short hike on the crater of the most beautiful lake in Ecuador, Cuicocha Lagoon. Here your guide can explain all about the wild flora and ancient rituals practiced in the area. After a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, you head towards the small town of Peguche, where you can learn about handmade craft techniques still practiced by the Quichua people. Or if you prefer, you can take a short walk to the spectacular 20 m high Peguche waterfalls. Lastly, we travel to the Otavalo market where you can browse Plaza de Ponchos. It will be around 3pm so fairly quiet compared to the mad rush of the morning. Here you will be able to find a few souvenirs. The tour is limited to 3 people so can enjoy a more intimate experience with your guide. This is a private tour, so you can customize it depending on what you want to see or do.

Guide (Certified & bilingual)
Private transport
Traditional lunch
Gratuities (optional)
Personal hydration

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from ANY hotel in Quito.

Departure Time

7:30 AM
Stop At:  
Cuicocha Lake
Take a short hike with your guide and learn about the wild flora and sacred rituals still practiced around this beautiful lake.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Walk down the famous leather street in Cotocachi and browse some of the artisanal leather shops.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Visit one of the indigenous weavers in Peguche and learn about how they create a their artisan rugs.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cascada de Peguche
If time allows, you and your guide can take a short walk to the spectacular Peguche waterfalls.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Otavalo Market
Browse the Otavalo market.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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