Private Otavalo and Cotacachi Day Trip from Quito


Begin your day with convenient pickup in the lobby of your Quito hotel. Meet your dedicated guide and head out for Otavalo in a private tour vehicle, traveling along the Pan-American Highway. Make a stop in Guayllabamba to taste some local chirimoya fruit and visit a viewpoint that looks out over Cayambe.  Pass the oldest estate in Ecuador, Guachalá, before arriving at the San Pablo viewpoint of Mira Lago.  Arrive in Otavalo to visit the market, where the indigenous residents weave and sell their textiles. Make a lunch stop (own expense) before continuing on to Catacachi, well-known for its leather production.  Return to Quito for drop-off.

Tour info

8 hours
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Why take this tour?

Departure from Quito at 8:00am by the way "Pan-Americana Norte" with a brief stop Guayllabamba where you can taste the "custard apple/ chirimoya" fruit typical of the area.Visit the viewpoint of road to Cayambe to admire and take pictures of the beautiful valleys and mountains that holds this place. Crossing the line equatorial Cayambe, we passed Guachalá (ex monument in the middle of the World). Before arriving at Otavalo we make a short stop at Mira Lago (Viewpoint in San Pablo) to photograph the beautiful San Pablo Lake and its wonderful beauty. Continue to get to Otavalo where the Indians "Otavalos" develop their textiles. Later we will visit the Otavalo Market, where artisans exhibit their wares. Stop for lunch and continue to Cotacachi renown for its leather shops, return to Quito.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

  • Private tour

  • Transportation

  • Food and drinks

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Bm Tours Quito

About operator:

BM Tours Quito is a tourism company that offers ground services, daily tours, packages and circuits in Quito, Ecuador. We are committed to give you the highest quality of service and the best experiences for your visit.

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