Day Tour Otavalo

Otavalo, Ecuador

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31 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999
Day Tour Otavalo
Otavalo, Ecuador

Optional Tours
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31 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

Otavalo is the biggest indigenous city in the northern province Imbabura. You will be picked up at your accommodation to start your tour towards the north of the country. During your drive towards the north you will be able to witness the beautiful highland region of Ecuador.

Our first stop will be in Guayllabamba. Here you will try some of the typical local fruits called Chirimoya. We will then continue passing through many rose plantations in the province of Cayambe and will stop at a viewpoint to, on a cloudless day, enjoy the view of the impressive Imbabura volcano after which the province is named after. Our next stop is at a small traditional shop where the traditional bizcochos of Cayambe are made. Make sure to try this local delicacy, before continuing to Imbabura province. First, we will pass Otavalo to first visit Cuicocha ´s crater lake, a beautifully formed lake with two small islets in the middle. We hike up a bit to enjoy a better view, visit then the museum site and enjoy a boat ride around the islet. Sometimes you can see bubbles coming up from the bottom of the lake, which indicates it´s volcanic activity.

On our way back to Otavalo we will stop in Cotacachi, a small village famous for its leather work. In Otavalo we will do a small city walk and will have time for some shopping at the famous Plaza de Ponchos to shop for the handicrafts this region is famous for.

You will have the opportunity to have lunch either in Otavalo or Cotacachi (not included).
 

What’s included

  • Private Group
    Minimum 2 passengers
  • Transport (English)
    (1-5 pax English speaking driver, and after 6 pax a separate driver and a guide) Tasting of Chirimoya fruit and bizcochos Patentee of Cuicocha (part of national park) Boat ride at Cuicoc
  • Or Transport (French)
    "With French speaking Driver/Guide from 1 to 3 pax, and after 4 pax a separate driver and a guide French Speaking Tasting of Chirimoya fruit and bizcochos Patentee of Cuicocha (part of national park)
  • Daily Departures
  • Not included
    Lunch Additional entrance fees

Available Packages

Guide Speak English
$98
Guide Speak French
$154

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Reviews

It was a nice trip until I got sick towards the end of the last 3 - 4 days. I'm not sure if it was the water or what I ate and whatever the fruits & vegetables that we ate were washed in.
By Lucian B for RT-PCR for Virus SARS-Cov-2 -GYE on 15 Oct, 2021
Smooth, very professional, quick results
By Tatyana V for Antigen for Virus SARS-Cov-2-GYE on 13 Oct, 2021
Our guide was very friendly. The trip was wonderful. Got to see the highlights of Cotopaxi and the hiking was well worth it. Views were superb, great way to spend half a day.
By Lindsay S for Day Tour Cotopaxi on 13 Oct, 2021
No fuss, no muss. The lab tech came to our hotel and emailed the results back to the hotel in hours. Easy!
By Robert B for Antigen for Virus SARS-Cov-2-UIO on 13 Oct, 2021
As fun as a COVID test can be, it was good :-). The tech was on time and we got the results on time.
By Patricia O for RT-PCR for Virus SARS-Cov-2 -CUE on 12 Oct, 2021
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