Full-Day Tour Otavalo Market, Peguche Workshops And Cuicocha Lake From Quito

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels pick up/drop off outside of the city have an extra charge
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point. Hotel pick up/drop off outside of the city has extra charge
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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 Otavalos, who are famous becuase of their handicrafts or Andean folclor musicians. Admire the Andes scenery, lagoons, culture and the locals.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Ideal choice for families
  • All entrance fees included
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Otavalo Market, Otavalo, Imbabura Province

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 Ecuadors pre-Colombian history. The Otavalo market is a fascinating way to experience traditional Ecuadorian culture and the traditions of the Andes.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cuicocha Lake, Laguna Cuicocha, Imbabura Province

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

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

Drinks (available to purchase)

Lunch (if not selected)

Hotel pick up / drop off hotels outside of Quito

Personal expenses

Tips

Additional Info

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 its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 23-Apr-2019

    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.

  • 10-Apr-2018

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

  • 18-Mar-2018

    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.

  • 23-Feb-2018

    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.

  • 02-Dec-2017

    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.

  • 22-Sep-2017

    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!

  • 01-Jun-2017

    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.

  • 30-Jan-2017

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

  • 29-May-2016

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