Day Tour Otavalo

Otavalo, Ecuador

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Day Tour Otavalo
Otavalo, Ecuador

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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

We had a wonderful time, even though my boyfriend got sick on the bus ride (motion sickness). The guides and driver were very friendly and helpful. The trip up to the top was tougher than we anticipated, but with the expertise of Claudia and the rest of the team we arrived in good shape at the top. Luckily the snow started to melt when we arrived, so we could see all the nice colors and we also got to visit The Red Valley. I would definitely recommend this trip to everyone who is in a good physical shape. We had a great time.
By Romy V for OB 20681 Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley off the beaten path on 21 Oct, 2019
We had a wonderfull trip and a great guide.
By Centina G for OB19020 Titicaca Cultural Express-Full day-Group service on 06 Sep, 2019
The Client seems like they had a lovely time. The Initial booking and itinerary suggestions from Agostina and team were very professional & Helpful. Super efficient!
By Louise M for Corless, Martin x2 - flights on 25 Jun, 2019

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