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.
- Private transportation
- Bilingual tour guide
- Visit all the atractives that are described in the tour
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - - Lunch
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Elizabeth was great. Fantastic tour, kept our 9 and 13 year old engaged and was very knowledgable. did a full day 11 and a half hours to see otavalo, leather market and equator monument. highly recommend Dave R