Otavalo Market And Cotacachi Volcano - Quito

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Hotels in Quito
  • Return Details :
    Original departure point
  • 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.


This tour of Otavalo is a way to discover and combine the most famous indigenous market of Ecuador and some of the amazing landscapes outside this small and welcoming city.

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This tour begins with a scenic drive to the north of Quito through the Sierra highlands.

We will first stop at Mitad del Mundo and then well continue to Cayambe, where we can taste and learn about the towns famous bizcochos (local biscuits).
We will continue to the beautiful Peguche waterfalls, which is an historical place because it was used as special baths before the Inty Raimy (Sun Festival) parties.

Arriving in Otavalo we'll explore the vibrant market of Otavalo on the Plaza de los Ponchos, the biggest indigenous market of South America, where you will have the possibility to buy local handicrafts.
The main market day in Otavalo is Saturday; however this tour can operate throughout the week.
Our professional guide will provide an explanation on the indigenous people of this area, such as the Quitu, Cara and other pre-Inca groups, and some information on the city.

After the visit to the market well have lunch and afterwards we'll continue towards the Cuicocha Lagoon, which is located in a volcano crater and contains 2 green islands (optional sail is available for US$6).

Just before going back to Quito, well pass through the viewpoint of Lago San Pablo to finish a perfect day.
The visit to a work shop of wooden musical instruments is optional and also depends on your wish to visit it and on the time we spend on the market.


7:00am: Pick-up at your hotel for transfer to Otavalo.
8:45am: View point where it is possible to see Cayambe, Guayllamama, Quito, Cotopaxi, Tabcundo and flower farms
9:15am: Quitsato Mitad del Mundo (entrance US$1).
9:45am: Visit to the Cayambe bizcochos (local biscuits) factory.
11:15am: Otavalo Market.
2:15pm: Cuicocha crater lake, sail around in the cuicocha lake ($ 6).
3:45pm: Cotacachi leather city.
4:45pm: Return to Quito.


National Park fees

Bottled water


Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour




Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Child rate applies only if the child is 11 years old or under.

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking