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Otavalo and Imbabura Sightseeing Tour from Quito

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Explore the main attractions of Imbabura Province on a 10-hour tour from Quito with a Spanish and English-speaking guide. See the amazing Quitsato Sundial, visit the indigenous market of Mercado de Ponchos in Otavalo and more.

Highlights

  • Discover the main attractions of Imbabura Province
  • Visit the indigenous market in Otavalo
  • Go to the sacred caldera lake of Cuicocha

Description

Depart Quito and journey towards the Guayllabamba valley to see the Quitsato Sundial in La Mitad Del Mundo, built to share the astronomical knowledge of the pre-Hispanic cultures of the region. Pass over the line of the equator and continue towards the largest indigenous market in South America. Shop for souvenir textiles and traditional crafts at the Mercado de Ponchos, where the locals sell tagua nut jewelry, fake shrunken heads, hand-painted trays, spices, spools of wool and other interesting items under mushroom-shaped umbrellas. Get back to nature at the Peguche waterfall, popular with the locals who go there to take a sacred bath on the eve of Inti Raymi. Continue towards the caldera lake of Cuicocha in the Cotacachi-Cayapas Reserve (excluding holidays) and get stunning views of the Cotacachi Volcano before driving back to Quito.

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Transportation Bilingual English and Spanish-speaking guide Hike to the Peguche waterfall Visit to Cuicocha lake viewpoint

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