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Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha Full-Day Tour from Quito

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  • 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
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Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha Full-Day Tour from Quito
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Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha Full-Day Tour from Quito
From US$ 61.00
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.
What to Expect
Itinerary
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Stop At: Quitsato Mitad del Mundo Monument, Cayambe, Pichincha Province

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

Stop At: Miralago, San Pablo Del Lago, Imbabura Province

Viewing point “Mira Lago” where it is possible to see Cayambe, Imbabura, San Pablo Lake, Tabacundo and flower farms.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Otavalo Market, Otavalo, Imbabura Province

You will have time to explore the market and do some shooping

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve, Esmeraldas Province

Visit Cotacachi leather town/ Lunch

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cuicocha Lake, Laguna Cuicocha, Imbabura Province

Here you will have time for a small walk after we return to Quito

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Quito Old Town, Quito, Pichincha Province

Return to Quito and drop you in your original meeting point.
Reviews (26)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2019
Blankets, Ponchos and Sweaters Galor

This is a great place to spend an afternoon, supporting the locals by shopping for locally made handicrafts. Its a fun, safe atmosphere. There great cheap food from street vendors also, we went back twice.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tjbluebird
ecuatraveler, Owner at Ecuatraveling, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Hello TJ What amazing to hear that you liked the Otavalo market so much that you went twice! Hopefully you had the change to buy some nice souvenirs that will remind you of a great time in Ecuador. Ecuatraveling Team

Reviewed 13 November 2018
Great guide

The guide was very good, new the plants and history of the area. Needed more time at the leater area

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barry Z
Reviewed 11 November 2018
Amazing day!

We had the greatest time on this tour! They were prompt and made sure we got to see all the sites! We got 1.5 hours in the market (I can always use more time, but it worked) and had a delicious lunch! Lots to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Rebecca A
Pablo R, Owner at Ecuatraveling, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

"You can never get tired of the Otavalo Market! We are very happy that the tour satisfied your likes. Hope you and your friends are enjoying the beautiful souvenirs you bought here!! Best of wishes!! Ecuatraveling Staff

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Otavalo Market Full Day

I had a fantastic day on this tour. Unfortunately, I forgot our guide's name, the young lady with curly black hair (so sorry! I have jet lag!). The tour was in Spanish and English and our guide did a good job of balancing out the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank mpR5627GJ
gc04182014e, Owner at Ecuatraveling, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Dear M P It is great to hear that we could contribute to a beautiful memory of Ecuador. It sounds like you really enjoyed the diversity of the day tour, and that there was a good balance between English and Spanish so everybody could enjoy...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Private Full Day Tour

We couldn't do the shared tour for Otavalo on Tuesdays and Saturdays due to our schedule thus opted to book this tour as a private tour for $115 per person, and had Luis as our driver and guide. We were able to stay longer in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Dweelicious
gc04182014e, Owner at Ecuatraveling, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Dear Teresa Thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your private Otavalo tour with our guide Luis :) All the best! Ecuatraveling Team

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