Highlights of the Andes | Otavalo Market & Surroundings

Otavalo Market & Surroundings 3 day package brings you from Quito, capital of Ecuador to one of the biggest indigenous market in South America. Travel along the Andean Mountains a..
Otavalo Market & Surroundings 3 day package brings you from Quito, capital of Ecuador to one of the biggest indigenous market in South America. Travel along the Andean Mountains and admire the beauty of Ecuadorian highlands. The 3-day exploration of Otavalo village and its picturesque valley of landscapes. Our guide is at your disposal for the whole 3-day trip to give you the maximum flexibility in the visits that you would like to make. Otavalo is famous for its textiles and its nearby villages have their own particular crafts too.  Cotacachi, for example, is the center of Ecuador’s leather industry in San Antonio, there local specialty is wood carving.

Services

Included
  • Adventure program in private tour
  • Accommodation in selected hotels
  • 1 x Breakfast, 2 menu lunch
  • Private transportation
  • English - Spanish speaking certified guide
  • All activities as mentioned
  • Entrances fee in Condor Park, Cuicocha Lake
  • Native guide for hike
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Excluded
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Activities not specified in the program
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Tips
Optional (Available upon request)
  • Vegetarian meals or preferences
  • Airport transfer service
  • Extension programs in the Andes or Amazon Jungle packages

Tour Details :

San Pablo's Lake – Peguche Village – Waterfall

Before visiting San Pablo's Lake we departure early in the morning from your hotel in Quito. We will takethe north Panamerican up to our first stop in San Pablo lake, where you will enjoy of a nice view of the volcano and the lake. Then we will visit an indigenous weaving worshop in Peguche. 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. Finally a short walk to the Peguche waterfall. This sacred waterfall is the site of an annual bathing ritual during the summer solstice festival of Inti Raymi. Overnight in Otavalo.
Day 1

Cuicocha Lake – Hike – Interpretation Center

Breakfast and we will head up to Cuicocha lagoon (Guinea Pig Lagoon). After a short visit to the Interpretation Center, we will prepare our stuff for a nice 5 hours hiking around the lagoon. In the afternoon you will enjoy the hotel facilities or just walk around. Overnight in Cotacachi.
Day 2

Condor Park – Yahuarcocha Lake – Quito

Breakfast and we will head up to Yahuarcocha Lake (in Quechua means yaguar = blood and cucha = lagoon) Apparently this was the location where two indigenous tribes fought a very bloody battle. (The Caranquis and the Incas). It was so bloody in fact that the water turned red for days because of all the bloodshed. Then, we will go to the Condor Park. The Parque Condor is a wildlife rehabilitation center and refuge on the outskirts of Otavalo. Finally, return to Quito. End of the tour.
Day 3

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