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Special Day Tour

Otavalo Full Day

Otavalo is a city in the Andean highlands of Imbabura Province, northern Ecuador. It is surrounded by volcanoes, such as the Imbabura volcano.

It is known for its Otavalo market in the central Plaza de Ponchos, where locals dressed in traditional indigenous clothing sell colorful textiles and handicrafts.

In Otavalo, interculturality is observed in every corner and manifested through folklore. Its inhabitants proudly wear their traditional garments, which are mostly made by themselves. The color, detail and symbolism are embroidered in ponchos, blouses, anacos and girdles.

Among the activities you can do on the Otavalo tour is shopping in the famous Ponchos square, knowing our history at the Quitsato sundial, savoring delicious biscuits, and visiting beautiful lagoons such as Cuicocha. If you want to know more about this spectacular place, know our itinerary so you can enjoy all the activities that Otavalo has prepared for you.


Schedule Itinerary
07:00 Leave from Plaza Foch (Juan Leon Mera and Reina Victoria) for transfer to Otavalo
08:30 Quitsato Sundial located at the Equator line. Entrance $2
09:00 Visit at the Cayambe bizcochos (local biscuits) factory. Products not included
10:00 Viewing point ‘Mira Lago’ where it is possible to see Cayambe
11:30 Exploring Otavalo Market.
13:30 Visit Cotacachi leather town/ Lunch
15:00 Arrive at Cuicocha lake
18:00 Arrive in Quito

*Note: All times approximate, EXCEPT starting time

  1. Departure Plaza Foch (7:00 am).
  2. Visit the Quitsato Solar Clock.
  3. Tasting of the Cayambe Biscuits.
  4. Arrival at the waterfall of «Mira Lago».
        – Explanation by the guide of the lake field.
  5. Stop in Otavalo, visit Plaza de los Ponchos (time for shopping).
  6. Arrive at Cuicocha lake
  7. Lunch.
  8. Back to Quito (Approximate arrival 6:00 pm).


– Certified bilingual guide.
– Lunch.
– Transportation.
– Photographs and videos.
– Entrance to Cotacachi Cayapas National Park.


  • Meals (Breakfast).
  • Nothing not specified in the program.
  • Tips.


  • Backpack.
  • Wool cap.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Waterproof sweater.
  • Buff (Mask).
  • Trekking poles if you have them.
  • Headlamp or flashlight.
  • Goggles.
  • Camera.
  • Water.


Shared Tour 55 p.p
Private Tour 1 pax $ 230 – 2 pax $ 115 – 3pax $ 85pp (any day)
Full-Day Transportation:   $ 200 – for a group 4 pax– 6 max pax (Spanish speaking driver)


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