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Otavalo and Imbabura Sightseeing Tour from Quito

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Explore the main attractions of Imbabura Province on a 10-hour tour from Quito with a Spanish and English-speaking guide. See the amazing Quitsato Sundial, visit the indigenous market of Mercado de Ponchos in Otavalo and more.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Spanish, English
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Spanish, English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the main attractions of Imbabura Province
  • Visit the indigenous market in Otavalo
  • Go to the sacred caldera lake of Cuicocha
Full description
Depart Quito and journey towards the Guayllabamba valley to see the Quitsato Sundial in La Mitad Del Mundo, built to share the astronomical knowledge of the pre-Hispanic cultures of the region. Pass over the line of the equator and continue towards the largest indigenous market in South America.

Shop for souvenir textiles and traditional crafts at the Mercado de Ponchos, where the locals sell tagua nut jewelry, fake shrunken heads, hand-painted trays, spices, spools of wool and other interesting items under mushroom-shaped umbrellas.

Get back to nature at the Peguche waterfall, popular with the locals who go there to take a sacred bath on the eve of Inti Raymi. Continue towards the caldera lake of Cuicocha in the Cotacachi-Cayapas Reserve (excluding holidays) and get stunning views of the Cotacachi Volcano before driving back to Quito.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Ticket to the Quitsato Sundial
  • Boat ride on San Pablo or Cuicocha lake, subject to availability
  • Hike to the Peguche waterfall
  • Mini snack
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

08:05 AM / Quinde visitors center - Plaza Grande (Venezuela St. and Espejo St. next to the Major's Palace). Venezuela and Espejo Streets are pedestrianized, the guide will walk there to your pick-up. 08:25 AM / La Mariscal - Plaza Foch (Reina Victoria St. between Calama St. and Foch St. Stop number 3 quito tour bus) 08:50 AM / Naciones Unidas Boulevard (Naciones Unidas ave. and Shyris ave. stop number 1 quito tour bus). Note: tour starts at 09:00 AM. Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

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From US$ 79 per person

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Product ID: 84318