Full-Day Otavalo and Cotacachi Market Tour

Visit the vibrant markets of Otavalo and Cotacachi on this full-day tour from Quito. Enjoy beautiful viewpoints, a delicious lunch, and an optional boat ride on Cuicocha Lake. This shared tour includes pickup and drop-off from two convenient locations in Quito.

per adult from




11 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Transportation from Quito to Otavalo and back
    • Bilingual guide
    • Lunch
    • Professional, licensed driver
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Solar Clock ($2)
    • Boat Rides at lake ($3.25)
  • After pickup from one of two convenient locations in Quito, your shared tour of up to 18 passengers will visit Calderon, a small town famous for its ‘Mazapan’ handicrafts. Continue on to Cayambe, where you can see locals preparing bizcochos using traditional techniques and a wood fired oven. Then, stop at a viewpoint where you can marvel at the landscape of the Imbabura volcano and San Pablo lake.

    Then, you will arrive at the Otavalo market, where you can spend approximately 2 hours shopping at the artisanal market and taking photographs. Peruse the amazing colors and artisanal goods created by the talented local craftspeople.

    Continue to Cotacachi for a delicious lunch and an opportunity to explore the leather workshops. Finally, you can either see the sights from the water on an optional boat ride on Cuicocha Lake or simply wander the vibrant green landscape, before hopping back into the 18-seat van for your return trip back to Quito.
  • Departure Point :
    Plaza Foch, Mariscal Foch, Quito 170143, Ecuador
    Departure Time :
    7am in the Plaza Foch
    7:15am in the Colonial district
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Minimum age is 12 years old
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Community Adventures

Activity ID: V-32664P3

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