Otavalo Shared Day Tour

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Otavalo Shared Day Tour

From $67 per person

Enjoy a cultural day at 1.5 hours north of Quito. This area is special because there are still many indigenous people (Kichwa) living here. The landscapes are also really beautiful, and you'll see them on the road to Otavalo.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Visit Quitsato Solar Museum
  • Explore Otavalo city and visit a small hat factory
  • Visit the Cayambe bizcochos (local biscuits) factory
  • Shop at the diverse Otavalo market
  • See Cuicocha crater lake
Full description
Otavalo is considered the handicraft capital of Ecuador, and it's a beautiful and vigorous city. It's home to a large indigenous population located in the Imbabura province. With approximately 92,000 inhabitants, and surrounded by the Imbabura, Cotacachi and Mojanda volcanoes, it's a gorgeous and enchanted town. You can embark upon a complete tour and enjoy all the interesting activities Otavalo has to offer. Itinerary 06:50 AM / 07:10 AM: Leave from Plaza Foch in Quito at 07:00 AM so please be there at 06:50 AM, or leave from The Old Town location at 07:20 AM so please be there at 07:10 AM for transport to Otavalo 08:30 AM: Quitsato Solar Museum (entrance $2) 09:30 AM: Visit the Cayambe bizcochos (local biscuits) factory, at own expense 10:00 AM: See the beautiful viewpoint of Otavalo city and visit a small hat factory 11:00 AM: Explore Otavalo Market 2:00 PM: Visit Cuicocha crater lake 3:30 PM: Lunch and visit Cotacachi leather town 7:00 PM: Return to Quito’s meeting point Note: All hours are approximate, except for the starting time.
  • Professional driver/ guide
  • Transportation from and to Quito’s meeting point
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • 24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • All expenses for activities
  • Extra food and drinks
  • Optional tips for the guide
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please be at Plaza Foch in Quito by 6:50 AM for a 07:00 AM departure, or be at The Old Town location by 7:10 AM for a 07:20 AM departure.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that a shared tour to Otavalo is only offered every Tuesday and Saturday
  • Important things to bring: comfortable and light clothing (a rain jacket just in case), water, sunblock, sunglasses, and passport
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform the local supplier of any known medical conditions you have.
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications, and unpredictable circumstances
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • The local supplier cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness. It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

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The trip was excellent !! Guide very wisely, lovely, likes what he does !!

August 4, 2019

Loved the ride. I was well attended, everything on time and the guide great.

May 19, 2019

May 2, 2019

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