From Quito: Otavalo History, Culture, and Condors Day Trip

From Quito: Otavalo History, Culture, and Condors Day Trip

From € 130.89 per person

Admire stunning Ecuadorian vistas, feast on local food, visit indigenous craft markets and a bird rescue center on a tour brimming with culture, history, and wildlife.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Small group
Limited to 15 participants
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Take in breathtaking views of San Pablo Lake and the Ecuadorian Andes
  • Have a close encounter the majestic Andean Condor at a bird rescue center
  • See hawks and falcons take flight during a flight demonstration
  • Enjoy traditional cuisine from ancient recipes at a local native house
  • Pick up some colorful crafts at a traditional indigenous market
Full description
Head out of Quito for a full-day guided tour of Otavalo to experience the area’s rich and natural wonders, amazing wildlife encounters, tasty cuisine, and cultural treasures. Begin your adventure by traveling through the beautiful highland province of Imbabura. Stop at San Pablo Lake to take in sweeping views of the Ecuadorian Andes- don’t you forgot your camera! Continue the trip by paying a visit to a sanctuary that rehabilitates endangered, predatory birds. Home to many bird species as well as one of the world’s most endangered birds - the mighty Andean Condor - this sanctuary does a wonderful job of feeding, housing, and rehabilitating injured and mistreated birds. Walk the grounds and spot vultures, owls, and eagles before watching an impressive and mesmerizing flight demonstration. Admire the agility and skill of hawks and falcons as they fly, dive, and find prey on command.  Next up, head to an indigenous craft market full of vendors proudly displaying their wares. Wander through the market perusing the wide range of unique jewelry, handwoven rugs, colorful clothing, bright bags, hand-carved ornaments, and vibrant textiles. Here you can support the talented artisans who keep Ecuador’s native cultures alive. Stop to enjoy a delicious lunch at a local Otavalo native house and workshop that serves traditional cuisine from ancient recipes. Get a wonderful introduction to the art of ancient weaving, traditional clothing, and herbal medicines — all of it explained by the native host, who can introduce you to a legacy of hundreds of years of legends and oral traditions. Return to Quito in the comfort of your private transportation where you can sit back, relax, and contemplate the active day filled with enriching memories.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fee to Condor Park
  • Lunch
  • Tips (optional)
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • 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 are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the lobby of the Hotel Quito.

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Important information

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  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
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