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Otavalo tour from Quito visiting Quitsato, Indigenous Market, Peguche, Cuicocha

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  • 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
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Otavalo tour from Quito visiting Quitsato, Indigenous Market, Peguche, Cuicocha
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Otavalo tour from Quito visiting Quitsato, Indigenous Market, Peguche, Cuicocha
From US$ 60.00
Overview
Visit the tourist highlights in the province of Imbabura where you can visit the largest Indigenous Market in Latin America in Otavalo.
What to Expect
Itinerary
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Stop At: Quitsato, Cayambe, Pichincha Province

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

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

Then, we will make a stop at the lookout of Lake San Pablo.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Otavalo Market, Otavalo, Imbabura Province

Continue the journey to Otavalo where we will visit the largest indigenous market in South America, an ideal place for shopping.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cascada de Peguche, Peguche, Otavalo, Imbabura Province

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

Stop At: Laguna Cuicocha, Cotacachi, Imbabura Province

The adventure continues towards the Cuicocha Lagoon in the Cotacachi – Cayapas Reserve (Unavailable on holidays). Return to Quito.

Duration: 45 minutes
Reviews (56)
1 - 5 of 34 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Beautiful!

This market provides a great feel of the area and the people. It would terrify me to purchase any food items in this open air market, but the clothing and fabrics were wonderful. So bright and colorful.

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Quito T, Gerente at Quito Tour Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear passenger Thank you about your comment. We hope you had a great experience on our Otavalo full day tour to visit some beautiful places of the Imbabura province. Regards!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Loved it!

It was the best decision I took: yeah I was planning on doing this myself and it's not really difficult but just being able to relax, leave my belongings safe inside the bus, having someone helping me taking photos and also explaining different things was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Liliana D
Quito T, Gerente at Quito Tour Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear passenger Thank you about your comment we are so happy you enjoyed with our services. In your return to Quito you can visit us to take more tours around Ecuador. Regards!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable, informative, helpful and friendly. One of the best tour guides we have had.

Wonderful tour that includes spectacular views of Quito and Northeast highlands that included the equator at Middle of the World, a boat ride, waterfalls, and huge market offering great shopping.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rontat
Quito T, Gerente at Quito Tour Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear passenger Thank you about your comment. We are so happy you enjoyed in our Otavalo Tour of full day and visited some beautiful places in the Imbabura province and sourrounds. Best regards!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
More events than I thought

The bus trip took us to a waterfall, boat trip and the market. Guess I have had enough of the markets. This was similar products you find everywhere just a bit larger scale. The tour guide spoke often in both Spanish and English. However, the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Quito T, Gerente at Quito Tour Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear passenger Thank you about your comment. We are working each day to improve in our servicies and the informations that guide give to our passengers to bring the best experience. Best regards!

Reviewed 30 January 2019
MORE THAN I EVER WOULD HAVE EXPECTED

I thought we would go to Otavalo for the market and go ahead on a tour, just to make it easier, and maybe a little sight seeing on the side. Was I ever surprised--we went to a number of sites--my favorite was the boat ride...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Quito T, Gerente at Quito Tour Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2019

Dear Margaret Thank you about your comment. We are so happy you enjoyed in our full day Otavalo Tour and visited some beautiful places of the Lagoons's province. Regards!

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dougn27
1 January 2019|
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Response from Ari508 | Reviewed this property |
no need. the waterfall is not for swimming. while you will get a tad wet when close to the falls, you wont be drenched or dripping wet. suggest carrying a windcheater or something similar to guard against the spray
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SababaQueen
16 October 2018|
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Response from Ari508 | Reviewed this property |
Depends. The market is huge with a ton of vendors. However, most of the merchandise is common and there is overlap. The fun part is just going through the stalls, chatting with the locals and sampling their wares. Recommend... More
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Wilmalinga
24 September 2018|
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Response from Ari508 | Reviewed this property |
There’s a bit of a walk but it’s mostly flat. Suggest writing to the tour operator to see if they have arrangements for folks with walking challenges. Don’t mean to sound mean or condescending, but would you consider using a... More
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