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Otavalo Daytour provided by CarpeDM Adventures

Otavalo Daytour
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Summary The indigenous town of Otavalo is famous across South America for its handicraft market and colorful inhabitants, but the area also offers far more. Come with us to Otavalo, a small town 2 hours north of Quito, has the biggest Indian handicraft market in South America. But it is not only famous for its typical handicraft, wood, weaving and souvenir markets; but as well as for its landscape. We will drive past Beautiful lakes, Indian villages, high peaks and natural reserves which surround the Otavalo area.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • 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: 8-9 hours
  • 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: 102956P5
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • What’s Included:
  • Lunch
  • Private Transport
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast
Exclusions
  • What’s Not Included:
  • Additional Snacks / Beverages
  • TIPS
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • José de Antepara & Los Rios, Quito 170136, Ecuador Jose Antepara E4-60 y Los Rios
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • What to bring:
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra snacks and water
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • What’s Included:
  • Lunch
  • Private Transport
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast
Exclusions
  • What’s Not Included:
  • Additional Snacks / Beverages
  • TIPS
Departure details
  • José de Antepara & Los Rios, Quito 170136, Ecuador Jose Antepara E4-60 y Los Rios
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • What to bring:
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra snacks and water
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    José de Antepara & Los Rios
    José de Antepara & Los Rios, Quito 170136, Ecuador
    Jose Antepara E4-60 y Los Rios
    See address & details
  • 1
    CarpeDM Adventures
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    San Pablo Del Lago
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Cotacachi
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sarah Ann
55 contributions
Cuicocha worth a visit
John Pierre was a really great guide. The market was nice, but I’d recommend trying to spend more time at Cuicocha. We ran out of time to see Peguche waterfall, which would have been nice.
Written 24 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Sarah, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are extremely happy that you participated in 2 tours with us. That you found Jean Pierre a great guide and enjoyed the day especially Cuicocha. This part can be a daytrip in itself. Hopefully, we get to see you again and offer you a full day out, that could also include a visit to Peguche. Unfortunately, due to limited time, a choice needs to be made between Cuicocha or Peguche. Nevertheless, it gives you a reason to return to Ecuador :) We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Ecuador. Warmest Regards, The CarpeDM Crew
Written 11 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Louis R
United Kingdom3 contributions
Otavalo market
Mar. 2020 • Solo
I had an amazing time on my trip to otavalo. Stefy was my tour guide and she did an excellent job by providing us more than enough information about the area and culture, and went out of her way to give us all a special experience. Plus she told us about this amazing shop called Yumba where you can get awesome chocolate cream from. Thank you very much for the experience Stefy and sorry about the late review.
Written 10 April 2020
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Dear Louis Thanks so much for your review of the Otavalo day tour with Stefy. We are so pleased the you had an amazing time and Stefy informed you about all the information about the area!! If you are ever in Ecuador again and need help with any other adventures pleased do not hesitate to let us know.
Written 20 May 2020
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Travel765036
2 contributions
Otavalo
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Nice trip! Busy day but a good guide, so we stop by several spots to taste nice fruits for example! :)
Written 30 March 2020
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Dear Travel765036 Thanks so much for your review of the Otavalo day tour, we are really pleased you were happy with your guide. If you are ever back in Ecuador and are looking for more adventures please dont hesitate to ask.
Written 1 April 2020
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Nomad184613
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Great day!
I really had a great time with Ivan and Steffi. They were so open, easy to talk to and super friendly. Showed us beautiful sights and always helped us out!
Going to book more tours with CarpeDM, can totally recommend!
Written 12 March 2020
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Dear Nomad184613 Thanks so much for your review of the Otavalo day tour with Ivan and Steffi. We are so pleased you had a great time! If you are ever back in Ecuador and are looking for more Beautiful sites, pleased dont hesitate to get in touch.
Written 31 March 2020
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Pilvi
1 contribution
A great daytrip with a wonderful guide
Sep. 2019 • Friends
Our guide, Stefanie, made us feel like home and told interesting stories. The day was intense but totally worth the money (45$). I would highly recommend doing this trip if you're interested in Ecuador's culture and history.
Written 21 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Pilvimatkaa Thanks so much for your review, it is great to hear you had a great time With Stefanie, She is a great guide and one of our most trusted we can always guarantee a good day. If you are ever back in Ecuador and want to see what else it has to offer, dont hesitate to get in touch
Written 7 October 2019
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KimDenverHiker
Denver, CO15 contributions
Private Tour of Otavalo with Lincoln
Jul. 2019 • Couples
We emailed Carpe Diem the morning before we wanted to wanted to do a private tour to Otavalo and the nearby volcano canyon as well as the waterfall with an English speaking guide. They responded immediately and connected us with an amazing guide - Lincoln. We had a fabulous day. Lincoln was incredibly informative and a super nice to spend time with. And the day trip was worth every penny. Lincoln got to know us and tailored a day around our interest on the fly as he picked us up that morning. Highly recommend Carpe Diem and espeically Lincoln.
Written 18 July 2019
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Dear KimDenverHiker Thanks so much for your review, we are so please you were happy with your tour to Otavalo with Lincoln, Lincoln is one of our trusted guides and always works his hardest to make sure all our guest get a good tour. If you are ever back in Quito and want more adventures please dont hesitate to get in touch.
Written 6 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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