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Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha Full-Day Tour from Quito provided by Ecuatraveling

Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha Full-Day Tour from Quito

Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha Full-Day Tour from Quito
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The Otavalo cultural tour is a wonderful way to discover and combine the famous artisan indigenous market in Ecuador with some of the most amazing views outside the city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17625P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional and Bilingual Guide
  • Lunch
  • Transportation from/to Quito's meeting point
Exclusions
  • Bizcochos $1
  • Market Purchases
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Quitzato Entrace Fee (Equador Line) $2 per person
  • Entry/Admission - Quitsato Mitad del Mundo Monument
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Address: 7:15 am Leave from Plaza Foch (Mariscal Foch and Reina Victoria) - look for the tour bus.
  • Mariscal Foch E4-215, Quito 170143, Ecuador 7:15 am Leave from Plaza Foch (Mariscal Foch and Reina Victoria) - look for the tour bus. Dates: Tuesday and Saturday Return point: Plaza Foch
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances
  • Necessary equipment: Warm clothes, gloves, hat. Sunglasses & Sunscreen. Water, snacks. Hiking shoes. Camera and Waterproof jacket
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional and Bilingual Guide
  • Lunch
  • Transportation from/to Quito's meeting point
Exclusions
  • Bizcochos $1
  • Market Purchases
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Quitzato Entrace Fee (Equador Line) $2 per person
  • Entry/Admission - Quitsato Mitad del Mundo Monument
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Address: 7:15 am Leave from Plaza Foch (Mariscal Foch and Reina Victoria) - look for the tour bus.
  • Mariscal Foch E4-215, Quito 170143, Ecuador 7:15 am Leave from Plaza Foch (Mariscal Foch and Reina Victoria) - look for the tour bus. Dates: Tuesday and Saturday Return point: Plaza Foch
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances
  • Necessary equipment: Warm clothes, gloves, hat. Sunglasses & Sunscreen. Water, snacks. Hiking shoes. Camera and Waterproof jacket
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mariscal Foch E4-215
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Miralago
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Otavalo Market
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Quito Old Town
  • You'll return to the starting point
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pugdog007
Birmingham, AL25 contributions
AWESOME day trip from Quito
Oct. 2020
Due to covid restrictions, we were not able to do a shared tour but were able to set up a private tour to Otavalo Market. What a wonderful day! Andres was prompt and knowledgeable about the tour and gave us great tips. We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip outside of Quito!
Written October 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your reply, we really appreciate the time for writing to us, we all know that this last year was not the best for this industry, but people like you that decided to come and visit us make us keep the good faith about getting back in business as we used to be, and of course keep showing our beautiful country to more and more visitors. Ecuatraveling Team!!
Written January 5, 2021
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SoccerKid
Santa Cruz, CA8 contributions
Full day Otavalo Customized Private Tour was Excellent
Mar. 2020
March 12, 2020 - I hired EcuaTouring for a private, solo full day tour to Otavalo Market & Town, Cotacachi and Cuicocha volcanic crater lake. My combined driver and tourguide was Ivan Felicita --- he was excellent! He very good and safe driver, hiking companion and very knowledgeable for all the stops we made --- he speaks excellent English --- it made for a very special day! Michael at EcuaTouring was also very helpful and efficient in communicating and organizing my tour --- all worked out very well just a few days before Ecuador closed its borders and airports to combat the coronavirus --- did it in a nick of time!
Written March 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Stuart, For us is extremely important to take care of the details, since the moment you start requesting information until the moment you leave Ecuador. We are glad to hear that everything went well, and Ivan was the perfect companion , we are hoping that the situation globally get better soon and we all can go back to our normal life, we hope you and your family are good and safe. Best of wishes. Ecuatraveling Team
Written April 1, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alyssa B
Cuenca, Ecuador35 contributions
Great day trip from Quito
Jan. 2020 • Friends
I enjoyed all the places we visited on this tour, and it’s a great way to see the countryside outside Quito. Our guide Gabriel was wonderful! He was very friendly, attentive and informative. I highly recommend this tour!
Written January 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Alyssa Thank you for your comments, we have you enjoy our day trip with us, Good Luck in your travels. Ecuatraveling Team!
Written January 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mourad b
Orlando, FL65 contributions
great place to shop close to the park where you could by local arts and nesr the hilton hotel
May 2019
it is great try to bargain the price also be aware of fake $5 bills there are a lot do not accept them in your change :) no 5$ bills counterfeit
Written December 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Deare Moura Thank you, Moura, for booking with Ecuatraveling. And thank you for your tips about the bills. I hope you had a good time in Ecuador. Regards Ecuatraveling Team
Written December 17, 2019
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Christopher D
Silverthorne, CO110 contributions
GREAT EXPERIENCE
Jul. 2019
This trip was THE best of the 4 we took. It's EARLY with a 7am pick up at the Magic Bean restaurant. NO breakfast here. It doesn't open until after 7.
Gabriel did an EXCELLENT job. He talked enough, answered questions and knew when to be quiet.
You do have a light breakfast opportunity at Cayambe, which is famous for a native biscuit, Bizcochos. They go well with caramel. The owner gave a presentation about how they are made and offered samples. You go across the street to the "Mitidad Del Mundo" site. We skipped it as we'd already seen the site in Quito. Next stop is a beautiful viewing area at Mira Lago overlooking San Pablo Lake.
Direct to Otavalo and the native market. Gabriel specifies the time/place to meet and leaves you to explore. We purchased many high quality handmade items to take home as gifts and a Panama hat for my wife for $20. Don't be hesitant to bargain. 30% off is a good guideline.
Lunch was at a local restaurant in Cotacachi which is the leather craft center in Equador. Depending on how the tour goes, you may only have 15-20 minutes AT MOST to walk down the leather goods avenue. If you truly want to shop for handbags, belts, shoes, etc., you may wish to skip lunch or cut it short.
Across the plaza is a building with a beautiful native mural on the side. It also contains a bronze statue of what appears to be Bob Marley complete with guitar. However, we've been told it’s not him.
Our trip was a small group of only 7 of us. EXCELLENT JOB ECUA TRAVEL!
Written August 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Christopher Gabriel is a fantastic and knowledgeable guide who loves sharing his country with travelers, so he will be thrilled to hear this! We loved having you here! Ecuatraveling Team!
Written August 12, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

From505
7 contributions
Great Day Trip!
Jul. 2019 • Friends
It was well wroth it to book this trip to Otavalo instead of going on our own - we were able to stop for coffee and breakfast and go visit a really excited and excellent view of the equator line - no egg balancing but I would say even better than the museum that everyone told me to go. The guide was excellent - I wish I remembered his name! and there was even time to talk with and meet the other people on the tour. I was able to explore Cotacachi with my new friends. You dont just drive up to the market and back - there really is a jam packed day but not at all over whelming, I really recommending this day trip!
Written July 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello! Thank you for the review; we really appreciate your feedback! We are so glad to hear about your excellent trip and all of the places you got to visit! Ecuatraveling Team
Written July 22, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

t_berezin
Palo Alto, California4 contributions
Fun trip
May 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed the day trip to the Equator Sundial and Otavalo. The stop at the lake was beautiful. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun.
Written June 6, 2019
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Hello Tanya, Thank you for your brief review! We are happy to hear that you had a great time. Safe travels! Lois Swart
Written June 24, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Silvia V
2 contributions
Day tour
May 2019 • Solo
My guide Gabriel was very friendly and knowledgeable. He explained everything that was going to happen in the tour. Had a great experience!
Written May 9, 2019
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Dear Silvia, Thank you for your kind review! We work hard to provide the best experiences to our customers, and we are very happy to hear that you had such a great time on the Otavalo tour. Happy travels to you! The Ecuatraveling Team
Written May 28, 2019
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tjbluebird
Seward, AK18 contributions
Blankets, Ponchos and Sweaters Galor
Nov. 2018
This is a great place to spend an afternoon, supporting the locals by shopping for locally made handicrafts. Its a fun, safe atmosphere. There great cheap food from street vendors also, we went back twice.
Written January 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello TJ What amazing to hear that you liked the Otavalo market so much that you went twice! Hopefully you had the change to buy some nice souvenirs that will remind you of a great time in Ecuador. Ecuatraveling Team
Written January 10, 2019
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Barry Z
2 contributions
Great guide
Nov. 2018
The guide was very good, new the plants and history of the area. Needed more time at the leater area
Written November 13, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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