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Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha Full-Day Tour from Quito

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US$ 60.00
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    Stop At: Quitsato Mitad del Mundo Monument, On the road to Otavalo, Cayambe 170202 Ecuador


    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, Panamericana Norte km3 Via Del Cajas-Otavalo, San Pablo Del Lago 100211 Ecuador

    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, Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador

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

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve, Esmeraldas region Ecuador

    Visit Cotacachi leather town/ Lunch

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cuicocha Lake, Laguna Cuicocha Ecuador

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

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador

    Return to Quito and drop you in your original meeting point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Magic Bean, La Mariscal, Mariscal Foch E5-20, Quito 170143, Ecuador

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    7:00am from meeting point
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional and Bilingual Guide
    • Lunch
    • Transportation from/to Quito's meeting point
    • Bizcochos $1
    • Market Purchases
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Quitzato Entrace Fee (Equador Line)
    • Entry/Admission - Quitsato Mitad del Mundo Monument
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • The tour operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances
    • Necessary equipment: Warm clothes, gloves, hat. Sunglasses & Sunscreen. Water, snacks. Hiking shoes. Camera and Waterproof jacket
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    This trip was THE best of the 4 we took. It's EARLY with a 7am pick up at the Magic Bean restaurant. NO breakfast here. It doesn't open until after 7. Gabriel did an EXCELLENT job. He talked enough, answered questions and knew when to...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Christopher D
    ecuatraveler, Owner at Ecuatraveling, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hello Christopher Gabriel is a fantastic and knowledgeable guide who loves sharing his country with travelers, so he will be thrilled to hear this! We loved having you here! Ecuatraveling Team!

    Reviewed 18 July 2019

    It was well wroth it to book this trip to Otavalo instead of going on our own - we were able to stop for coffee and breakfast and go visit a really excited and excellent view of the equator line - no egg balancing but...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank From505
    ecuatraveler, Owner at Ecuatraveling, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2019

    Hello! Thank you for the review; we really appreciate your feedback! We are so glad to hear about your excellent trip and all of the places you got to visit! Ecuatraveling Team

    Reviewed 7 June 2019

    We enjoyed the day trip to the Equator Sundial and Otavalo. The stop at the lake was beautiful. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank t_berezin
    LoisfromHolland, Travel Expert at Ecuatraveling, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2019

    Hello Tanya, Thank you for your brief review! We are happy to hear that you had a great time. Safe travels! Lois Swart

    Reviewed 10 May 2019 via mobile

    My guide Gabriel was very friendly and knowledgeable. He explained everything that was going to happen in the tour. Had a great experience!

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Silvia V
    ecuatraveler, Owner at Ecuatraveling, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2019

    Dear Silvia, Thank you for your kind review! We work hard to provide the best experiences to our customers, and we are very happy to hear that you had such a great time on the Otavalo tour. Happy travels to you! The Ecuatraveling Team

    Reviewed 4 January 2019

    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
    1  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

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