in Avenida Reina Victoria, Corner of Calama, Av. Amazonas N-23-44 y Veintimilla, , Juan Rodriguez E7-29 y Reina Victoria, , Mariana de Jesus E7-74 y La Pradera, Valladolid N24 562, , Calle Muros N 27-94, Gonzalez Suarez, Azuay E2-270 y Rio Amazonas, , Mariscal Foch E5-23 y Juan Leon Mera, one and a half block from Plaza Foch, Via Calacali -La Independencia Km. 117, , Luis Cordero E2-19 y Ulpiano Paez, , Avenue Tarqui E1-206 y Luis Felipe Borja, Vicente Rocafuerte E 3-250, Luis Chávez, Otavalo, Quito, Ecuador

Full-Day Tour Otavalo Market, Peguche Workshops and Cuicocha Lake from Quito


Avenida Reina Victoria, Corner of Calama, Av. Amazonas N-23-44 y Veintimilla, , Juan Rodriguez E7-29 y Reina Victoria, , Mariana de Jesus E7-74 y La Pradera, Valladolid N24 562, , Calle Muros N 27-94, Gonzalez Suarez, Azuay E2-270 y Rio Amazonas, , Mariscal Foch E5-23 y Juan Leon Mera, one and a half block from Plaza Foch, Via Calacali -La Independencia Km. 117, , Luis Cordero E2-19 y Ulpiano Paez, , Avenue Tarqui E1-206 y Luis Felipe Borja, Vicente Rocafuerte E 3-250, Luis Chávez, Otavalo, Quito, Ecuador

114.98 USD

2 - 12

9 hrs


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Overview
  • Enjoy a day trip to visit the Otavalo market and learn all about the culturally rich indigenous communities. The village is world-famous for its indigenous population, the so-called Otavalo’s, who are famous becuase of their handicrafts or Andean folclor musicians. Admire the Andes scenery, lagoons, culture and the locals.

Location
  • Around:
    • Avenida Reina Victoria, Corner of Calama
    • Av. Amazonas N-23-44 y Veintimilla,
    • Juan Rodriguez E7-29 y Reina Victoria,
    • Mariana de Jesus E7-74 y La Pradera
    • Valladolid N24 562,
    • Calle Muros N 27-94, Gonzalez Suarez
    • Azuay E2-270 y Rio Amazonas,
    • Mariscal Foch E5-23 y Juan Leon Mera, one and a half block from Plaza Foch
    • Via Calacali -La Independencia Km. 117,
    • Luis Cordero E2-19 y Ulpiano Paez,
    • Avenue Tarqui E1-206 y Luis Felipe Borja
    • Vicente Rocafuerte E 3-250, Luis Chávez
    • Otavalo
    • Quito, Ecuador
  • Pickup: Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels pick up/drop off outside of the city have an extra charge


Categories
  • Cultural Tours
  • Day Trips
  • Market Tours
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Full-day Tours
  • Bus & Minivan Tours
  • Walking Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 8:00 AM
  • Duration: 9 hrs

Additional
  • Price per person: $114.98
  • Size: 2 - 12 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide

Inclusion
  • Lunch (if option selected) in Cotacachi Village.
    Bizcochos (typical local cookies).
    Certified English speaking guide / driver.
    Hotel pickup and drop-off.
    Transport by private vehicle.
    Activities described in the program.
    Entry/Admission - Cuicocha Lake.
    Entry/Admission - Cascada de Peguche

Exclusion
  • Hotel pick up / drop off hotels outside of Quito.
    Personal expenses.
    Tips

Cancellation
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Full-Day Tour Otavalo Market, Peguche Workshops and Cuicocha Lake from Quito

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Otavalo Market, Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador

The Otavalo Market, which makes this market town famous, is undoubtedly one of the most important and spectacular markets in all of Latin America. The Otavalo market is attractive to visitors for both its outstanding shopping and its cultural significance. Local people use market day much the way their ancestors did during Ecuador’s pre-Colombian history. The Otavalo market is a fascinating way to experience traditional Ecuadorian culture and the traditions of the Andes.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cuicocha Lake, Laguna Cuicocha Ecuador

It is a 3 km (2 mi) wide caldera and crater lake at the foot of Cotacachi Volcano in the Cordillera Occidental of the Ecuadorian Andes. Its name comes from the Kichwa indigenous language and means "Lago del Cuy" or Guinea Pig Laguna in English. It was given this name due to the guinea pig shape of the largest Island in the middle of the laguna. These animals play a significant part in the everyday life of Ecuadorians

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cascada de Peguche, Via a Peguche, Peguche, Otavalo 100451 Ecuador

Located in Peguche community, just 5 minutes northwest of the town of Otavalo. Peguche Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall of 18 m in height, formed by the river of the same name, which starts at Lake San Pablo. The waterfall is one of the most important tourist attractions of Otavalo. Because of its proximity and easy access, several tourists and visitors come to the sector to meet and enjoy a unique landscape.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Most travelers can participate.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Lunch (if not selected) we will recommend good options.
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Reviews

4.4 stars, based on 9 reviews
Lasmaydha S
Lasmaydha S

The tour was too basic with limited explanation on the tour. The guide was ok but lack enthusiasm to showcase the market and the travel.

23/04/2019
carl.haughton
carl.haughton

The maket was really nice, we bought some nice souvenirs.

10/04/2018
orrbob52
orrbob52

A great private tour with Alfonso. Very knowledgeable spoke great English. Took us to the flower market, Panama hat shop and for Bischocos. Fantastic included lunch, paid extra to get Cuy, don’t be afraid it’s GOOD! Very happy with tour, guild went above and beyond. Great indigenous market place too.

18/03/2018
Adam M
Adam M

Fun day trip out of the city. Guide was knowledgeable, engaging, and fluent in english. the market itself is small and the stalls have pretty much the same stuff, so you don't really need to linger there long.
Also, it's better with a private tour as you don't have to wait for dozens of other people to finish up shopping when you've been done for a while.

23/02/2018
Marion D
Marion D

Great tour. It is worth paying the extra to have the private tour although we did have 1 extra guest. Raul spoke fluent English and was very knowledgeable. The tour did start very late due to the traffic.

02/12/2017
mefa
mefa

Our guide, Alfonso, spoke magnificent English and was very knowledgeable about the area and it's people and customs. He also took a side route to take us to the equator when he learned that we would not have time to visit there. Latin Adventures went above and beyond to return a cell phone that was left in the car at the end of the tour. It was waiting for us at a hotel airport when we returned from our trips to various areas almost two weeks later, JUST as they had arranged. Very impressed! We would highly recommend both this tour AND the company who does it!

22/09/2017
Traveler 81435
Traveler 81435

This was a fun filled day. Our guide, Daniel, was delightful---very personable, very knowledgeable, very accommodating, and he spoke English very well. The drive up to Otavalo was beautiful with a couple of scenic stops along the way. The market in Otavalo is a great place to shop, see the some of the residents in their traditional dress, and observe the crafts of the area. The stop in Cotacachi was also very interesting. Cotacachi a strong North American influence because many ex-pats live there and it is easy to see why. This was a great choice for exploring some of the regions outside of Quito. We had already spent two days in Quito and I'm glad we got to see and learn of some of the areas north of the city. A highlight of our trip that had a lot of great moments.

01/06/2017
Blaine T
Blaine T

This trip is well worth the cost.Marco is a wonderful guide.

30/01/2017
Richard L
Richard L

Nice day trip from Quito our guide Daniel was very informative. We especially enjoyed the Bizcochos and watching them being made.

29/05/2016
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