Quito to Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha Full-Day Tour

Outdoor Activities in Ecuador

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The Otavalo cultural tour is a wonderful way to discover and combine the famous artisan indigenous market in Ecuador with some of the most amazing views outside the city.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Quitsato Mitad del Mundo Monument, Cayambe, Pichincha ProvinceNOTE: IS NOT THE MAIN MONUMETVisit a small equator monument, entrance fee $2p.pThe Quitsato Sundial is a cultural-tourist place located at La Mitad Del Mundo, near to Cayambe, 47 km north of Quito. It was built in 2006 and inaugurated in 2007 as an independent, non-profit project in a 24,756 ft² (2300 m²) area. Its main goal is to share crucial aspects of the astronomical knowledge of the prehispanic cultures of the region. The expositions are carried out by community members as a self-sustaining project. According to Google Maps, the central pillar is 4 meters south of the true equator.After this we will visit at the Cayambe bizcochos town (local biscuits) factory.Products not includedDuration: 1 hourStop At: Miralago, San Pablo Del Lago, Imbabura ProvinceViewing point “Mira Lago” where it is possible to see Cayambe, Imbabura, San Pablo Lake, Tabacundo and flower farms.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Otavalo Market, Otavalo, Imbabura ProvinceYou will have time to explore the market and do some shoopingDuration: 1 hourStop At: Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve, Esmeraldas ProvinceVisit Cotacachi leather town/ LunchDuration: 1 hourStop At: Cuicocha Lake, Laguna Cuicocha, Imbabura ProvinceHere you will have time for a small walk after we return to QuitoDuration: 30 minutesPass By: Quito Old Town, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceReturn to Quito and drop you in your original meeting point.

What’s included

  • Professional and Bilingual Guide
  • Lunch
  • Transportation from/to Quito's meeting point

What’s not included

  • Bizcochos $1
  • Market Purchases
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Quitzato Entrace Fee (Equador Line)
  • Entry/Admission - Quitsato Mitad del Mundo Monument


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Vegetarian meal option available