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Otavalo, Cotacachi and Cuicocha Full Day Tour

by Gray Line Ecuador
per adult Price is $49
Duration: {0} Duration: 10h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

Traditional arts & crafts at the lively market in Otavalo

Chance to try a sweet bizcocho de Cayambe pastry

Panoramic vistas over Laguna San Pablo from Mira Lago

Opportunity to visit Cotacachi's leather shops

Cuicocha Ecological Reserve

Highlights

Traditional arts & crafts at the lively market in Otavalo

Chance to try a sweet bizcocho de Cayambe pastry

Panoramic vistas over Laguna San Pablo from Mira Lago

Opportunity to visit Cotacachi's leather shops

Cuicocha Ecological Reserve

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7:43 AM, Tour in English

Duration 10h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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7:43 AM, With Hotel Pick-up and Drop Off - Without food in English

Duration 10h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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$55

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7:43 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 10h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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7:43 AM, With Hotel Pick-up and Drop Off in English, includes Food Only

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Otavalo, Cotacachi and Cuicocha Full Day Tour

Activity Location

Otavalo

Otavalo

Ibarra

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel KAIA

    Valladolid

    Quito


Description

Departure from our designated hotels in Quito through the Pan-American North Highway until arriving to Cayambe, where the passengers will have the opportunity to taste the delicious “Bizcochos de Cayambe”, a type of cracker or bread baked in a clay oven (greatly paired with local cheese or caramel sauce). After admiring Lake San Pablo, we will arrive at the Otavalo Market, the largest in America, where the indigenous people of the area, known as “Otavalos”, one of Ecuador's most recognized ethnic groups, make and sell their textiles and handicrafts.

Passengers may choose between to stay in this area and enjoy more time from the market and our bus will pick them up at the end of the tour (they will not have the visit to Cotacachi and Cuicocha), or continue with the journey to the town of Cotacachi, recognized for leather clothing and crafts. On the way to Cotacachi, we will visit an andean instrument workshop “Ñanda Mañachi” located in the area of Peguche, to spend some special moments with the local people and understand the Andean culture.

In Cotacachi you have enough time to visit the village, the shops of leather goods and free time for lunch, (not included).

Later we will visit the Ecological Reserve where the Cuicocha lagoon is located, inside the crater of the Cotacachi Volcano, which originated after a volcanic explosion thousands of years ago. And if the weather permits it will be possible to make a walk by the lagoon, that is to say sailing in the crater of the volcano in small boats (with additional cost).

Bus will wait for 10 minutes in Otavalo to pick up passangers that stayed there, and after that will return to Quito and their respective hotels or starting point.

Regular services (SIB) depart and return only from the following hotels: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday AM: Patio Andaluz 7:00, Hilton Colon 7:15, Mercure Alameda 7:18, Reina Isabel 7:22, Río Amazonas 7:26, Nu House 7:29, Galeria Ecuador 7:32, Swissotel 7:40, NH Collection 7 : 40, KAIA 7:43, Holiday Inn 7:50, JW Marriott 7:52, Wyndham Garden 8:00, Dann Carlton 8:10, Le Parc 8:10, Sheraton 8:15


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Otavalo Market

  • Pickup point is from Hotel KAIA (Valladolid N24-742 y Julio Zaldumbide)

  • Commentary in English and Spanish


Exclusions

  • Foods & Drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Pick up point is from Hotel KAIA (Valladolid N24-742 y Julio Zaldumbide)


Otavalo, Cotacachi and Cuicocha Full Day Tour ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5

2/5 Feb 28, 2018

not very interesting. Found identical products cheaper at the airport so not even a good shopping experience. no scenery at all.