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Otavalo and Cuicocha Lake

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Day 1 : Otavalo and Cuicocha Lake

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Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Relaxed

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Fresh fruit in the Otavalo Market Local Market 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.
Per person starting at
$181

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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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  • 1 Day Guide Service

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  • $3 Entrance Fee
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