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Otavalo and Cuicocha Lake

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Day 1 : Otavalo and Cuicocha Lake

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Cuicocha Lake

Day 1 Otavalo and Cuicocha Lake

One day geographical and cultural tour. Drive to Calderón, a small village about 10 km. north-east of Quito. Calderón is a famous center for a unique Ecuadorian folk art. Here the native people make attractive decorations from dough. Continue to Guachala, a community transected by the equator, and pass through Cayambe on the way. Arriving in Otavalo, visit the famous Indian Market which dates back to pre-Inca times. Finally you'll visit Cotacachi, which has good leather shopping opportunities, and Cuicocha - the ancient eroded volcanic crater, famous for its deep lake found within. Views of the lake and surrounding mountains are excellent when the weather is good.

This tour runs daily, but it is recommend to arrange it on a Saturday.
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This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary. Pool service on Saturdays only - $75/person. Pool service includes trip to Calderón, Otavalo and Cotacachi but does not include Cuicocha.


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Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
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