Otavalo Tour From Quito Visiting Cayambe, Indigenous Market

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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Visit the tourist highlights in the province of Imbabura where you can visit the largest Indigenous Market in Latin America in Otavalo.


Ideal choice for families

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

See native wildlife in their natural environment

All entrance fees included

Free snacks included

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

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


Tourist transport

Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)

All entrances

Hotel pickup

Entry/Admission - Cascada de Peguche

Entry/Admission - Otavalo Market


Details not especified

Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

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

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Nov-2022

    Great tour if you are short on time but want to see a little of everything- landscape, food, culture, shopping! Highly recommend

  • 29-Sep-2022

    Our guide, Irene, made this tour so special for our little group. It was a wonderful day where we learned so much. And saw many, many things aside from simply the market where we spent around 1.5 hours. I wasn't quite expecting all the stops but it was wonderful. The restaurant we went to for lunch was also fab.

  • 26-Sep-2022

    The Tour was really great. Irene the guide and jimmy the driver where very nice and super helpful. Irene has a great character and really managed to activate and motivate the whole group with her fun and enthusiastic charme.

  • 24-Sep-2022

    Lovely day with a visit to the center of the world, a bizcottes bakery, local people Otavala waterfall and market. Irene was a great guide and prepared a very nice fruit tasting

  • 23-Aug-2022

    Had a great day out with Irene (guide) and Memo (driver). The stops were interesting and substantive, and the variety of activities was diverse and fun. I learned a lot and was never bored. I especially enjoyed the waterfall and the little market leading up to it. In addition to being funny and charming, Irene was very patient and never rushed us through the different sites - I had time to see as much as I wanted. The tropical fruit tasting at the end was a novel twist. I highly recommend this tour and the two professionals who facilitated it.

  • 22-Aug-2022

    Perfect day in Otavalo Diana and Ernesto were very nice to us, full of good information ! I totally recommend it

  • 22-Aug-2022

    This was a perfect trip with Irene, the tour guide. She has a great sense of humor and her driver for the day was Memo. Both of them did an exceptional job of making sure the small group we had were comfortable and safe during the long trip to Otavalo. One of the stops on the trip was at a place that made indigenous music instruments and that was accompanied by a family playing those instruments, very special! We had lunch at the Otavalo market and she also gave us a taste of the several varieties of fruit that are grown in the area. If you’re lucky when you book this trip, you’ll get these two people to give you the tour!

  • 20-Aug-2022

    I really enjoyed our day trip with Quito Bus Tours to Otavalo market via Cayambe, San Pablo lake & the Peguche waterfall. Our guide, Irene, was lovely and very knowledgeable about each place we visited. She went above and beyond to share information about Ecuador with us - we even had a little fruit tasting of local fruits which was a lovely touch. Our visit to Nanda Manachi traditional musical instrument exhibition/house was a real highlight as we got to listen to traditional indigenous music and see how the instruments are made and played. And I have to give a special shout-out to Memo, our driver, who navigated a major road closure and unpaved roads like a pro and very safely. A fun day out! 👍🏼

  • 20-Aug-2022

    A fantastic day exploring markets, waterfalls and local cuisine. There was even time for a stop off at o volcano! Irene was a superb tour guide, highly knowledgeable and very funny. Our driver Memo was brilliant too. Highly recommend!

  • 18-Aug-2022

    Great experience! Our tour guide Irene and bus driver, Carlos, made it very memorable for us. They were very knowledgeable and shared many stories with us that were entertaining, full of cultural history and it’s significance of the people and places. It is a perfect way to spend a day around Quito. The waterfall Was gorgeous and fun to visit. And the lake with views of the volcano mountain was breathtaking. We enjoyed a visit to an authentic indigenous artisan home and their music. Irene and Carlos added a very personal touch by buying some local fruits that were very exotic for us that we don’t get in the US. We truly enjoyed the fruit tastings, some sour and some sweet! Chitin it’s was our favorite! I recommend this tour to anyone looking for a day trip around Quito. Visit to cafe near equator and flower shops for roses made it as sweet as their chocolates and as romantic as the Equdorian people. It is well balanced with variety of activities including visit to market for some souvenir shopping!! Thank you for enriching our experience to this Ecuador trip!!!

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