Otavalo

Full Day Tour

Experience the culture, art and gastronomy of the northern area of Ecuador.

Tom
Tom
2022-02-08
Great diverse adventures in a short period of time. Cotopaxi was an amazing experience. But truth be told, the whole adventure and connecting with Carlos (guide) and the rest of the group in our little tour was the best part, the beauty of traveling and meeting fellow travelers and adventurers. I wish the trip was even longer and we could spend more time exploring different parts of Ecuador, there is just so much to see and do. Tour was well organized, rooms and accommodations were clean, the rides were great and the sights was good and a good variety of different options were available which made it fun. I would definitely recommend.
Ilze P
Ilze P
2022-01-31
Cotopaxi day trip with gide Daniel It was a cloudy and rainy, but Daniel made my trip really enjoyable. He has a deep knowledge about mountain climbing, hiking, flora and fauna, birds, history, indigenous cultures! Very interesting conversations! Daniel is very intelligent, helpful and fun to soend a day with! Highly recommend! Thank You, Daniel!🙏👍🤗🌈🥾✌🏼
katiekroger
katiekroger
2021-12-16
Fun Excursion to Cotopaxi Visiting Cotopaxi and hiking to the base camp was awesome! The park is beautiful:) Jacqui was a great tour guide, sharing lots of interesting facts about Ecuador, telling the traditional stories about the volcanos, and sheltering at the base camp together after weathering the more the normal rain/wind/snow! Also thank you to Carlos, our driver, I had fun off-roading the dirt trails in the park. If you want to do a more personal tour then I definitely recommend this!
Luke S
Luke S
2021-12-12
Simply amazing experience What a great tour, would highly recommend this to anyone that visits Quito. Thanks Carlos & Mauricio for a memory we will never forget. One tip which might be useful: bring gloves, it can get extremely cold up there so come prepared!
Ivanna Romero
Ivanna Romero
2021-10-24
Tour a Quilotoa y Cotopaxi Los tours de Best Trip Ecuador son ideales para quienes deseen despreocuparse de la planificación de la visita a ambos atractivos. Irene y Carlos fueron unos guías excepcionales e hicieron que la experiencia al Quilotoa fuera memorable. Por otro lado, la guianza de Erika al Cotopaxi fue excelente. Quedo muy satisfecha con el servicio brindado, me gustó que me recogieran personalmente de mi Hostal, me sentí muy segura y acompañada todo el tiempo en este viaje que hice sola.
Clara B
Clara B
2021-10-21
un lapso de tiempo magico Hola, solamente un mensaje porque queremos decir muchísimas gracias a Irene y a Jacqueline, nuestras guidas que han sido mágicas con nosotros. A veces es difícil de ser turistas porque no sabemos si lo que estamos haciendo esta bien o no. Gracias a ellas, hemos podido descubrir cosas y también preguntarlas sobre todo. Ha sido muy interesante en todas las conversaciones que hemos tenido. Además, sus intervenciones en el bus y sus energías positivas solamente puede darte una sonrisa. Sin olvidar nuestro conductor: Mauricio, que ha sido parte de los dos viajes. La laguna y el volcán eran increíbles como todo el día. Poder entrar en vuestra cultura así es un privilegio y nunca seremos suficientes reconocidos por esto. Así que, solamente un muchísimas gracias a vuestros tres; merecéis mucho positivo en todo. Clara&Alex
Manuel
Manuel
2021-10-19
Cotopaxi Excelente viaje, excelente grupo. Excelente Guia. Jacky y Mauricio, los mejores. Cotopaxi es un volcan increible.
Matthias
Matthias
2021-10-19
My second Vulkan Trip at Ecuador..wonderful The hole tripp wos very very nice, the tourmanager did a great job and she is a very frindly person!!!
Erika Hernandez
Erika Hernandez
2021-10-17
Amazing Climbing Cotopaxi was definitely one of the most amazing experiences i had in Ecuador. Highly recomeneded!
Ecuadortravels
Ecuadortravels
2021-10-17
Trip to Cotopaxi Volcano Jackie was super friendly and gave an informative tour. She was happy to answer any questions we had.

What you will do

  • Direct pick-up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Otavalo (exact time will depend on which neighborhood you are located in)
    Pickups between 07h00 and 07h45
    End of the tour 18h00
  • Visit the main tourist attractions in the province of Imbabura where you can visit the largest Indigenous Market in Latin America in Otavalo.
  • We will leave Quito early and take the Pan-American highway to the North.
  • Our first stop will be in Cayambe, where we will visit one of the families that make the famous bizcochos with delicacy. Here we can discover the secrets of this traditional sweet.
  • Then we will visit the viewpoint of Lake San Pablo and enjoy the calm of this place.
  • On the way north we enter Peguche, a town of Otavaleños artists, here we will walk towards the waterfall of the same name and we will walk through the streets to observe the colorful murals.
  • Then we will visit the house of Ñanda Mañachi and learn about the most used musical instruments in this area.
  • Finally we will arrive at the Otavalo market to have free time to walk and buy all the variety of handicrafts that exist there.
  • We will have free time for lunch and return to Quito enjoying the scenery.
  • Return to Quito, direct drop-off at your hotel/hostel in Quito.

It includes

  • Private touristic transportation
  • Pickups and drop off from hotel in Quito
  • Bilingual guide
  • Visit biscuit factory
  • Visit Mirador del Lago San Pablo
  • Visit Peguche Waterfall
  • Visit murals in Peguche
  • Visit Ñanda Mañachi house
  • Visit Otavalo Market

Not included

  • Food
  • Tips

What to bring

  • Cap/Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
From $49
Shared tour

$49 / person

Small groups

$ 59  / person (3 PAX)
$ 75  / person (2 PAX)
$155 / person (1 PAX)

Tom
Tom
2022-02-08
Great diverse adventures in a short period of time. Cotopaxi was an amazing experience. But truth be told, the whole adventure and connecting with Carlos (guide) and the rest of the group in our little tour was the best part, the beauty of traveling and meeting fellow travelers and adventurers. I wish the trip was even longer and we could spend more time exploring different parts of Ecuador, there is just so much to see and do. Tour was well organized, rooms and accommodations were clean, the rides were great and the sights was good and a good variety of different options were available which made it fun. I would definitely recommend.
Ilze P
Ilze P
2022-01-31
Cotopaxi day trip with gide Daniel It was a cloudy and rainy, but Daniel made my trip really enjoyable. He has a deep knowledge about mountain climbing, hiking, flora and fauna, birds, history, indigenous cultures! Very interesting conversations! Daniel is very intelligent, helpful and fun to soend a day with! Highly recommend! Thank You, Daniel!🙏👍🤗🌈🥾✌🏼
katiekroger
katiekroger
2021-12-16
Fun Excursion to Cotopaxi Visiting Cotopaxi and hiking to the base camp was awesome! The park is beautiful:) Jacqui was a great tour guide, sharing lots of interesting facts about Ecuador, telling the traditional stories about the volcanos, and sheltering at the base camp together after weathering the more the normal rain/wind/snow! Also thank you to Carlos, our driver, I had fun off-roading the dirt trails in the park. If you want to do a more personal tour then I definitely recommend this!
Luke S
Luke S
2021-12-12
Simply amazing experience What a great tour, would highly recommend this to anyone that visits Quito. Thanks Carlos & Mauricio for a memory we will never forget. One tip which might be useful: bring gloves, it can get extremely cold up there so come prepared!
Ivanna Romero
Ivanna Romero
2021-10-24
Tour a Quilotoa y Cotopaxi Los tours de Best Trip Ecuador son ideales para quienes deseen despreocuparse de la planificación de la visita a ambos atractivos. Irene y Carlos fueron unos guías excepcionales e hicieron que la experiencia al Quilotoa fuera memorable. Por otro lado, la guianza de Erika al Cotopaxi fue excelente. Quedo muy satisfecha con el servicio brindado, me gustó que me recogieran personalmente de mi Hostal, me sentí muy segura y acompañada todo el tiempo en este viaje que hice sola.
Clara B
Clara B
2021-10-21
un lapso de tiempo magico Hola, solamente un mensaje porque queremos decir muchísimas gracias a Irene y a Jacqueline, nuestras guidas que han sido mágicas con nosotros. A veces es difícil de ser turistas porque no sabemos si lo que estamos haciendo esta bien o no. Gracias a ellas, hemos podido descubrir cosas y también preguntarlas sobre todo. Ha sido muy interesante en todas las conversaciones que hemos tenido. Además, sus intervenciones en el bus y sus energías positivas solamente puede darte una sonrisa. Sin olvidar nuestro conductor: Mauricio, que ha sido parte de los dos viajes. La laguna y el volcán eran increíbles como todo el día. Poder entrar en vuestra cultura así es un privilegio y nunca seremos suficientes reconocidos por esto. Así que, solamente un muchísimas gracias a vuestros tres; merecéis mucho positivo en todo. Clara&Alex
Manuel
Manuel
2021-10-19
Cotopaxi Excelente viaje, excelente grupo. Excelente Guia. Jacky y Mauricio, los mejores. Cotopaxi es un volcan increible.
Matthias
Matthias
2021-10-19
My second Vulkan Trip at Ecuador..wonderful The hole tripp wos very very nice, the tourmanager did a great job and she is a very frindly person!!!
Erika Hernandez
Erika Hernandez
2021-10-17
Amazing Climbing Cotopaxi was definitely one of the most amazing experiences i had in Ecuador. Highly recomeneded!
Ecuadortravels
Ecuadortravels
2021-10-17
Trip to Cotopaxi Volcano Jackie was super friendly and gave an informative tour. She was happy to answer any questions we had.

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