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Otavalo Day Tour

Visit the tourist highlights in the province of Imbabura where you can visit the largest Indigenous Market in Latin America in Otavalo.

Every day

Full day
07h00 - 20h00

Medium activity

Pickup
07h00

English and Spanish

What you'll do
In the Otavalo day trip form Quito we will visit:
  • Cayambe
  • San Pablo Lake’s Lookout
  • Motavalo the largest Indigenous Market in Latin America
  • Hike To The Peguche Waterfall

Pick Ups

Beginning

Pick-up and drop-off in the 3 main areas:
Carolina, Plaza Foch, Plaza Grande

Pick Ups

First stop

Cayambe

We will visit one of the families that makes the famous Cayambe cakes, we will also taste various products from the area.

First stop

Second stop

Lake San Pablo’s Lookout

Panoramic view for photographing one of the largest lagoons in the province of Imbabura. Here you would be able to buy the famous biscuits and cheese leaf sold only on this site.

Second stop

Third stop - Free time

Otavalo’s Indigenous Market

Free time to walk around the largest indigenous market in Latin America and to have lunch.

Third stop - Free time

Fourth stop

Peguche Waterfall

Sacred place where the “Otavaleños” perform ancestral rituals and purifying baths.

Fourth stop

End of the tour

Enjoy your comfortable return to Quito. Drop-off at your hotel is also included.

End of tour

End of the tour
Indications

The Otavalo day tour from Quito includes

  • Tourist Transport
  • Bilingual Guide (Eng – Ing)
  • Visit Cayambe
  • Visit the San Pablo Lake Lookout
  • Visit the Otavalo Market
  • Visit the Peguche Waterfall
Not included
  • Other details not specified
  • Meals
  • Tips
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Insect Repellent – for Peguche waterfall
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
Location
Important information
Peguche Waterfall

The Peguche Waterfall near Otavalo in Ecuador is a mesmerizing natural spectacle worth exploring. With a height of approximately 18 meters, this waterfall captivates visitors with its beauty and power. It is surrounded by lush vegetation and offers a serene and mystical setting to enjoy. Beyond its stunning aesthetics, Peguche Waterfall holds great cultural significance for the local indigenous community, who consider it a sacred site for worship and ancient rituals. Visitors can explore nearby trails, connecting with the energy and history of this unique place. Immerse yourself in the enchantment of Peguche Waterfall and experience its natural and cultural wonders.

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Travelers reviews
cathguii_
cathguii_
2024-01-16
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Buena opcion El recorrido fue bueno, el guia muy amigable. Lo mas importante es que podiamos quedarnos en cualquier punto para visitarlo mas a fondo y despues tomabamos el siguiente bus para seguir con el recorrido. No es tan buena idea ir los domingo porque algunos lugares estan cerrados aunque no tiene nada que ver con el recorrido del bus lo pueden tomar en cuenta.
Eric W
Eric W
2024-01-15
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Quilatoa Tour with Irene This is an absolutely amazing tour, partially because of the great Quilatoa lagoon and hike, but also because of our outstanding tour guide, Irene, who is extremely knowledgeable and fills the time with very satisfying facts about food, indigenous practices, indigenous language, etc. The visit to the indigenous household was mind alteringly beautiful and life affirming. What an exceptional day! The hike is very steep to Quilatoa, on the way back, but there’s a horse option if you are not up for it.
Yoany Andres A
Yoany Andres A
2024-01-15
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Tour a Cotopaxi Excelente acompañamiento y Guia para El Cotopaxi, acompañados por Irene la cual nos hizo muy agradable el tour, la alimentación estuvo deliciosa. En definitiva una excelente opción para conocer los lugares emblemáticos de Quito
Torch H
Torch H
2024-01-14
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One of the best tours I’ve been on. This was such a great experience and a great way to start our Ecuador trip. We had Adrian and Ivan as our guide and driver. They were so great. Adrian really took care of us and made sure we got great pictures before crowds and took us to many gems. We saw a waterfall and got to experience the indigenous people of Ecuador and their way of life. I’m so glad I took this tour. They really care about their guest and you see their passion about sharing their culture with visitors. I highly recommend this tour and if you can, get Adrian and Ivan.
Jesús D
Jesús D
2024-01-13
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Amazing opportunity! Amazing opportunity to merge with nature, disconnect yourself form the daily routine and start a new year full of cardio 🤣😉. Special thanks to our guide Jessy and our driver Jhon 🫰🏻 wouldn't have been the same without you guys!
Xudong G
Xudong G
2024-01-12
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Reached the highest point ever in my life Our guide is really nice and explained a lot of the nature and culture here. The trip to Cotopaxi is challenging but definitely worth it.
Trent R
Trent R
2024-01-12
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Amazing time Amazing sites seen and amazing tour guide Joseph! I would love to come back in the future to do more tours with them! I would definitely recommend this trip!
mala k
mala k
2024-01-10
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Fun way to get acquainted with the city. It’s a fun way to acquaint with the city and has a live guide as opposed to a recording. The bus stops at all the important sightseeing stops with the option of picking the ones you want.
mala k
mala k
2024-01-10
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Fun filled day trip with multiple activities. Fantastic tour with a knowledgeable guide - it was a fun experience including visiting an indigenous family, an art gallery and a fun but tough hike down the crater. Weather was perfect and allowed an amazing view of the lake.
María Isabel P
María Isabel P
2024-01-10
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Guía excepcional Nuestra guía fue Irene, fue increíble la experiencia con ella, sabe mucho de la cultura, del pasado y amplía la Informacion cuando se le preguntaba. Lo recomendamos mucho, gracias Irene.
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