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Otavalo and Imbabura Sightseeing Tour from Quito

4.6 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: Quindetour Cia. Ltda

Otavalo and Imbabura Sightseeing Tour from Quito

Activity provider: Quindetour Cia. Ltda

From US$ 89 per person

Explore the main attractions of Imbabura Province on a 10-hour tour from Quito with a Spanish and English-speaking guide. Visit the indigenous market of Mercado de Ponchos in Otavalo and more.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
We make pick ups in hotel located in this 3 main areas: La Carolina Plaza Foch Plaza Grande Please send us the name of your hotel and address, you can send a whatsap message We will contact you one day before the tour to confirm your pick up time If you want to be pick up from the Airpot we can do it with an extra cost
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the main attractions of Imbabura Province
  • Visit the indigenous market in Otavalo
  • Visit Cayambe town
  • Visit Casa Ñanda Mañachi
Full description
Depart Quito and journey towards the Guayllabamba valley to visit Cayambe town. 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 to visit Ñanda Mañachi cultural house, here you will learn more about people from Otavalo.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Hike to the Peguche waterfall
  • Visit Otavalo Market
  • Casa Ñanda Mañachi entrance, cultural and musical house
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Even the establishment of contact was exemplary. We were informed in good time and in detail, even a pick-up at the hotel was made possible. The guide was always safe and focused. We stopped at the agreed points and explained a lot. There was even a small tasting. The equator is not the museum building mentioned in many travel guides, but rather the point at which French researchers measured it in the 18th century. Relatively unspectacular. We went on to the crater lake. Also quite a "normal lake". Again the guide explained a lot of things worth knowing and also stories about the origins. The highlight of the market in Otavalo. Manageable from my point of view. Lots of booths, but their offerings were very similar. My personal conclusion: when you consider the long journey…. could be canceled on a tight schedule

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October 20, 2021

Nice Tour, with in the morning the equator line, coffee break and boat trip on a famous crater lake. All in all in the afternoon 2h for otovalo market and lunch. Unfortunately we had rain almost all day, so the boat trip did not have to be mine. Although on a dry / sunny day it seems like a fun activity. 2h before lunch and market was something short if you just wanted to search for a decent lunch spot. However, of course also depends on how long you want to walk around / how much you want to buy at the market Andrea, our guide was great! The invitation from a local lady on board was a nice surprise. Also a moment for possible purchases, but not required.

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February 23, 2020

The tour promises a lot of activities, but in the end you spend a lot of time in the bus. The stops are mainly at places where people show their goods so that you can do your shopping.

July 27, 2022

Product ID: 84318