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Full-Day Otavalo and Cotacachi Market Tour provided by Free Walking Tour Ecuador

Full-Day Otavalo and Cotacachi Market Tour

Full-Day Otavalo and Cotacachi Market Tour
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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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • 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
What to expect
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32664P3
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transportation from Quito to Otavalo and back
  • Bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Professional, licensed driver
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Solar Clock ($2)
  • Boat Rides at lake ($3.25)
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Plaza Foch, Mariscal Foch, Quito 170143, Ecuador At 7am the tour picks up from the Magic Bean Cafe (Juan Leon Mera & Foch) At 7:15am the tour picks up from Plaza San Blas (Caldas & Los Rios the statues next to the church)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers 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 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transportation from Quito to Otavalo and back
  • Bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Professional, licensed driver
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Solar Clock ($2)
  • Boat Rides at lake ($3.25)
Departure details
  • Plaza Foch, Mariscal Foch, Quito 170143, Ecuador At 7am the tour picks up from the Magic Bean Cafe (Juan Leon Mera & Foch) At 7:15am the tour picks up from Plaza San Blas (Caldas & Los Rios the statues next to the church)
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers 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 travellers

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Marta O
London, UK174 contributions
More than expected!
Jul. 2019 • Couples
A great way to get away from Quito for a day and see more of the country. Our guide Patrizio was a long-haired, colourful character and he told us a lot about the local life. We stopped along the way a few times but the most exciting aside from Otavalo was Cotacachi, where we witnessed the Inti Ryami Sun festival celebrations. Very real and exciting! The trip worth every penny, back with lots of shopping and unforgettable memories!!
Written 3 January 2020
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