Otavalo Unveiled: A Day Journey Through Time and Tradition!

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Experience the vibrant fusion of tradition & progress on our Otavalo tour; each visit & purchase fuels the economic vitality of indigenous communities, nurturing a sustainable tourism model.


  • San Pablo Lake
  • Plazas de Ponchos of Otavalo
  • Cotocachi


Embark on a journey from the bustling streets of Quito to the serene highlands of the Sierra, where the adventure begins with a scenic drive north, unveiling landscapes that are as rich in beauty as they are in history. First, marvel at the tranquil San Pablo Lake, a prelude to the vibrant tapestry of Otavalo's famous market, bustling with local handicrafts and alive with the legacy of the Quitu-Cara and other pre-Inca civilizations - our expert guide unveiling each layer of this cultural mosaic. Even though Saturday is the main market day, the heart of Otavalo beats strongly with artisanal splendor throughout the week. The journey weaves onwards to the enchanting Laguna Cuicocha, cradled in a volcanic crater and adorned with emerald islands. Next, immerse yourself in the charm of Cotacachi, a haven for exquisite leather craftsmanship. A delightful lunch in a local restaurant will tantalize your taste buds, setting the stage for a leisurely exploration of this town's artisanal treasures. As the day unwinds, we'll journey back to Quito, hearts and minds brimming with the unforgettable experiences of the day.


Bilingual guide Spanish / English. Tourist transport Lunch Permits to enter protected areas

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