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Full-Day Otavalo and Cotacachi Market Tour provided by Free Walking Tour Ecuador

Full-Day Otavalo and Cotacachi Market Tour

Full-Day Otavalo and Cotacachi Market Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
11h
Group size:
10
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    11h
  • Group size:
    10
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Visit the vibrant markets of Otavalo and Cotacachi on this full-day tour from Quito. Enjoy beautiful viewpoints, a delicious lunch, and an optional boat ride on Cuicocha Lake. This shared tour includes pickup and drop-off from two convenient locations in Quito.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • After pickup from one of two convenient locations in Quito, your shared tour of up to 18 passengers will visit Calderon, a small town famous for its ‘Mazapan’ handicrafts. Continue on to Cayambe, where you can see locals preparing bizcochos using traditional techniques and a wood fired oven. Then, stop at a viewpoint where you can marvel at the landscape of the Imbabura volcano and San Pablo lake. Then, you will arrive at the Otavalo market, where you can spend approximately 2 hours shopping at the artisanal market and taking photographs. Peruse the amazing colors and artisanal goods created by the talented local craftspeople. Continue to Cotacachi for a delicious lunch and an opportunity to explore the leather workshops. Finally, you can either see the sights from the water on an optional boat ride on Cuicocha Lake or simply wander the vibrant green landscape, before hopping back into the 18-seat van for your return trip back to Quito.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After pickup from one of two convenient locations in Quito, your shared tour of up to 18 passengers will visit Calderon, a small town famous for its ‘Mazapan’ handicrafts. Continue on to Cayambe, where you can see locals preparing bizcochos using traditional techniques and a wood fired oven. Then, stop at a viewpoint where you can marvel at the landscape of the Imbabura volcano and San Pablo lake. Then, you will arrive at the Otavalo market, where you can spend approximately 2 hours shopping at the artisanal market and taking photographs. Peruse the amazing colors and artisanal goods created by the talented local craftspeople. Continue to Cotacachi for a delicious lunch and an opportunity to explore the leather workshops. Finally, you can either see the sights from the water on an optional boat ride on Cuicocha Lake or simply wander the vibrant green landscape, before hopping back into the 18-seat van for your return trip back to Quito.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32664P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transportation from Quito to Otavalo and back
  • Bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Professional, licensed driver
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Solar Clock ($2)
  • Boat Rides at lake ($3.25)
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Plaza Foch, Mariscal Foch, Quito 170143, Ecuador At 7am the tour picks up from the Magic Bean Cafe (Juan Leon Mera & Foch) At 7:15am the tour picks up from Plaza San Blas (Caldas & Los Rios the statues next to the church)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 12 years old
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Transportation from Quito to Otavalo and back
  • Bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Professional, licensed driver
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Solar Clock ($2)
  • Boat Rides at lake ($3.25)
Departure details
  • Plaza Foch, Mariscal Foch, Quito 170143, Ecuador At 7am the tour picks up from the Magic Bean Cafe (Juan Leon Mera & Foch) At 7:15am the tour picks up from Plaza San Blas (Caldas & Los Rios the statues next to the church)
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 12 years old
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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Marta O
London, UK174 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
A great way to get away from Quito for a day and see more of the country. Our guide Patrizio was a long-haired, colourful character and he told us a lot about the local life. We stopped along the way a few times but the most exciting aside from Otavalo was Cotacachi, where we witnessed the Inti Ryami Sun festival celebrations. Very real and exciting! The trip worth every penny, back with lots of shopping and unforgettable memories!!
Written January 3, 2020
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Free Walking Tour Ecuador
rmtraveler720
rmtraveler720
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Paul was great!
We enjoyed walking the streets of Quito with Paul! In addition to his extensive knowledge about the history and tra
hannelej111
hannelej111
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Quito walking tour with Paul
The free Quito walking tour was great! Our guide, Paul, went out of his way to adjust the tour based on the group’s
Melody W
Melody W
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Jam packed comprehensive tour of Quito!
Diego was an excellent tour guide! The tour was interactive and included so much! It was a food tour, history tour,
Gvictoriar
Gvictoriar
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Highly recommend this walking tour of old town Quito
We did the Free Walking Tour through Old Town Quito. Miriam was our guide. I feel so lucky that we found Community
Abra F
Abra F
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Excellent Quito experience with Iván.
Iván took us on a private walking tour focused on street art and street food, it was a fantastic tour! We learned s
DoraRudaa
DoraRudaa
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Fantastic walking tour, great way to learn about the city
We had a great time on a walking tour around Historic centre of Quito. We loved how knowledgeable, friendly and cha
cyrvalotehotmail
cyrvalotehotmail
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Excellent really full day tour
Great day in the mountains. Pedro, the guide for our group of 10, was superb. Indian markets very interesting. M
Gerard M
Gerard M
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Great introduction to Quito.
Really enjoyed the Walking tour with Diego. He is very knowledgeable and it was a great introduction to the city.
kgiulia
kgiulia
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Free walking tour
The tour was a great introduction to Ecuador. Paul was really informative and was able to answer any question we co
902leahe
902leahe
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Great mix of culture with insight into culinary- Highly recommend!
A group of 8 of us decided to participate in the free walking tour to learn and see more about Quito- and majority
Rich T
Rich T
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Great way to start a visit to Quito
Great walking tour with Paul around the old town of Quito. He provided great insights and variety, and it was a g
BetteAlpharetta
BetteAlpharetta
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Worthwhile Walking Tour
The excellent guide made this a 5 star walking tour. He spoke good English, answered questions with knowledge and h
Cmaribel526
Cmaribel526
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A lot of walking, but definitely worth it
We did the free walking tour of the city center - Ivan was the best! We had so much fun, while learning tons and vi
pegueitrinquei
pegueitrinquei
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Good tour
Nice free walking tour, recommend, interesting spots that we visited. The guide was funny and easy to understand
Lynn L
Lynn L
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Excellent walking tour
Took the 10:30 tour of Central Market and the old city with Paul. Lovely group of people, great pace, lots of new
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