Cuicocha Lagoon

San Pablo’s Lake – Cuicocha Lagoon – Otavalo Market – Cotacachi

For the Otavalo Market tour we departure early in the morning from your hotel in Quito. We will take the north Panamerican up to our first stop in San Pablo lake, where you will enjoy a nice view of the volcano and the lake. Then we will visit an indigenous weaving workshop in Peguche. In the Otavalo Market, we also will know the natives from Otavalo, indigenous people rich in traditions and customs that permits the tourists to enjoy the typical, multicolored handcrafts. After lunch, we will visit an indigenous family that will show us how to make Andean music instruments and how to play them. Then we will go to Cotacachi, best known for its leather goods. You can find leather jackets, boots, handbags, just about everything. The quality is very good and it’s fairly inexpensive. After that and we will head up to Cuicocha lagoon (Guinea Pig Lagoon). Cuicocha Lake is in the crater of an extinct volcano that last erupted 3000 years ago. It fell in on itself, and the dome makes a big island in the middle of the lake. Overnight in Quito.

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