Otavalo Indigenous Market, Cotacachi and Peguche Waterfall Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shopping, Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 3



English (conversational), Spanish (fluent)

Otavalo, Indigenous Community, Lagoons and Volcanos

Otavalo is Located in the Imbabura Province, Imbabura is Known like the lagoons Province, just two hours from Quito.

It is one of the most important tourist destination in Ecuador, surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers, streams and springs make this small city a paradise.

Otavalo has a huge cultural wealth. The Otavaleños maintain their identities, reinforced by myths, legends, customs and traditions that go by generation.

The city of Otavalo is known for the famous handicraft Indian Market, where you can find millions of items made by hand, in cotton, wool, leather, wood, ceramics, etc.


I will pick you up from your hotel

We continue driving around 2 hours from Quito to Otavalo.

Our first stop will be in Mira Lago view point, from here we can take pictures of San Pablo Lake and Imbabura Volcano.

After we will continue to Otavalo indigenous market where you can find handicrafts made in wood, sheep, llama, alpaca wool, silver, cotton, etc.

The next point is Cotacachi, It is named "leather's Town" where we have the opportunity to have a lunch and visit differents leather shops.

After we go driving until Cuicocha Lagoon. It is a Natural place inside the crater of the Cuicocha Volcano.

Finally, we come back to Quito. We will finish the tour in your hotel.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Centrally located Quito hotel of your choice, please detail the name and location.

End location: In the hotel

Duration: 10 hours


The Tour is by car for 2 people if there are more people we need to contract a VAN, please contact me before booking this tour, so I can customize a tour for you.

What’s Included

- Private transportation
- Driver
- Bilingual tour guide
- Visit all the atractives that are described in the tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - - Lunch

What’s Extra

- drinks
- eats
- entrances

A Recent Review of this tour

Elizabeth was an incredibly knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. From Quito, Otavalo, Cotacachi and back, she pointed out every point of interest we passed. Despite being listed as "conversational"English, I would argue she is fluent as we never had difficulty discussing any topic. She was irreplaceable while trying to purchase items in the Otavalo markets and helped us select leather products in Cotacachi. She is professional, timely and I would highly recommend her!
Jackson Gainer

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