Otavalo Tour and Surroundings

Imbabura or known as the Lakes Province is absolutely one of the favorite tours on visitor’s trips while in Ecuador. The main attraction is Otavalo Market. It is a massive Saturday crafts market (But there is a market every day too) – one of the biggest of South America! Tons of traditionally-attired Quechua locals take over the streets of the whole town center, selling beautiful artwork, handicrafts, livestock, and clothing, anything you can imagine! You will also LOVE the food at Cotacachi also known as the Leather Town, and all the great but cheap restaurants around town. The waterfall that after a short walk, you will be impressed by its beauty. Finally, amazing views of the Andes right above the volcanic crater. We invite you to join us to this very colorful tour with a local taste.

Tour Information

Price per person

USD 130

Tour length


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Year round


Year round

Group size

1 – 16 pax

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Tour highlights

Start and end in Quito! This is a full day visiting Otavalo Market and its surroundings, such as Guayllabamba Valley, Peguche waterfall, the Leather Town, Cuicocha Lake and much more. For sure you will love it.
Day 1
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Early in the morning, we will drive 2 ½ hours to the northern side of the Ecuadorian Andes, where we will tour one of the most visited areas by foreigners and local tourists; the area is known as Imbabura, also called ´The Lakes Province´.

We will then begin our journey going across the Guayllabamba Valley (Green Valley) where we can enjoy delicious fruits, typical of the area, such as Cherimoya and Lima. We will then continue our trip through an area with several viewpoints – these are the perfect places for people who like photography.

When we come to the end of the viewpoints, we will stop to visit Otavalo Indian Market, which is very famous for its quality handicrafts, and its exportation to all over the world.

Then we will take you to visit a wonderful waterfall known as Peguche, it’s a sacred place where the locals renew their energies and you will also do!

After it, it is time to stop at Cotacachi Area, which is known for its famous-quality cow and sheep leather articles and also we can have a stop for lunch, there are several typical dishes and you can have a chance to try guinea pig if you desire.

Finally, we will visit Cuicocha well known as Guinea Pig Lake for awesome pictures, then we will return back to Quito.


Unfortunately we have to say good bye and we invite you to see one of our other tours in Galapagos and Peru Tours.

However, if you desire to add one more night in Quito City or extend your staying in Ecuador, we can always help you out with free advice to make sure you optimize the time and continue exploring this paradise called Ecuador.

The program includes

  • Private transportation
  • Private Spanish/English Speaking Certified Tour Guide
  • All Sightseeings according itinerary
  • Cuicocha Lake Visit.

Not included in Program

  • International airfare to Quito
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Admission Fees not mentioned INCLUDED in program
  • Gratuities
  • Any personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Any activity not specified in program
  • Hotel , if you would like to add it , please let us know in advance


24/7 Booking Phone Number: +1-888-469-2230

Tour Overview

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  • Otavalo Handicraft Market
  • Peguche Waterfall
  • Cotacachi Leather Town
  • Cuicocha Lake
  • Biscuits and Chees Taste


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