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2-Day Otavalo Community Experience, Includes Paddle and Biking

From $453 p.p.

Tour Summary

Otavalo’s beauty lies in its people and surroundings, the Otavaleños, and the towering volcanoes that surround the Andean town. The Andes is the longest continental mountain range in the world!

During this 2 Day Otavalo Community Experience, you will be able to go mountain biking, go paddling, and discover beautiful places while sharing with a local indigenous community. Let’s not forget about San Pablo, which is a beautiful eye of water guarded by the Imbabura volcano.

If you look for other options, you can find all the Andes Mountain Tours that Rebecca Adventure Travel offers, and discover the adventurer in yourself.


  • checkOtavaloOtavalo’s beauty lies in its people and surroundings, the Otavaleños and the towering volcanoes that surround the andean town.
  • checkPaddling ExperienceStart Paddling across San Pablo Lake, this magical place with views of the local towns and Imbabura volcano.
  • checkBiking in OtavaloOur ride takes us over the hills and through dirt patched paths and roads used to connect the farms of local families.
  • checkCalera ComunityBy being part of the Quichua Homestay you will learn about the community’s customs and participate in their culture and traditions.
  • checkMarketOur final step takes us to the colorful and captivating famous Otavalo Market.
  • checkSan Pablo LakeThe San Pablo Lagoon, located at the foot of the majestic Imbabura Volcano, offers several trails that will take us to natural viewpoints such as El Lechero and Mira Lago.


    Rebecca Adventure Travel Calera Community

    Early in the morning, you depart from Quito and head north on the Panamerican Highway for two hours, through varying landscapes of rolling hills, snow-capped volcanos, and farmlands towards San Pablo Lake. Here you will have a safety talk from our guide and then start paddling across this magical lake with views of the local towns and the ever-impressive Imbabura volcano. The paddling difficulty is medium intensity. After an hour of paddling, you will continue to Calera Community for a delicious local lunch.


    After lunch, you will have the opportunity to join the community and activities as: 

    Visit the Alli Maki workshop (hand embroidery).
    Visit the Sumak Muyo workshop (tagua necklaces).
    Visit Milma Wasi workshop (weaving ponchos, shawls, scarves).
    Visit the native garden.

    • ActivityActivity:Paddling, Exploring.
    • TransportTransport:Bus, Car.
    • mealMeal:Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Homestay Calera Community.
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    After breakfast, you will enjoy an adventurous biking day. Biking intensity is medium. Our ride takes us over the hills and through dirt-patched paths and roads used to connect the farms of local families, passing pastures of quinoa and other grains that are the way of life of the people in the region. Along the way, you will have amazing views of the Imbabura Volcano and the Lago San Pablo.

    Our final stop takes us to the colorful and captivating Otavalo Market. The largest indigenous market in Ecuador, let the aisles of locally crafted fabrics, sweaters, carvings, and jewelry inspire you to take a piece of Ecuador home with you in your suitcase.
    Late in the afternoon, you will be transferred back to Quito.

    • ActivityActivity:Bird-watching, Biking.
    • TransportTransport:Bus, Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch.


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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 966 p.p.
2-5 guests$ 501 p.p.
6 or more guests$ 453 p.p.
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  • Accommodation Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Tour Guide English speaking local guide.
  • Activities Activities and excursions as described in the itinerary.
  • Gear Equipment Paddle and biking equipment
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Extra food and beverages.
    + Optional tips for the guide.
    + Any extra purchases/personal expenses.
    + Contribution to the Community

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • Accommodation will be in a Homestay with the local families.
  • Recommended things to bring for the activities of Biking and Paddling: Comfortable light pants, biking shorts, non-cotton t-shirt, rain jacket, rain pants, snickers, sunscreen, sunglasses, mosquito repellent, binoculars, camera, fleece, bathing suit, hiking shoes, towel.
  • Transportation is included with pick up and drop off at your selected hotel in Quito. If your hotel is not located in the Quito Urban Zone, there is an extra charge of $40 USD (round trip) which can be paid directly to the driver. This extra charge applies to hotels in the valleys, Tababela, or hotels close to the airport.
  • This is a private tour that you can modify to your own preferences
  • Time Disclaimer: It is recommended that this private tour start no later than 08:00 A.M. because you will enjoy the tour at a good pace and will not miss out on any activities. If you choose a later departure time, you might miss some activities due to traffic or other circumstances.
  • Important things to bring: comfortable and light clothing, (a jacket just in case) water, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
  • If you would like to change activities or restaurants, please let us know, the tours are completely customizable.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.


  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
  • Zero credit card fee: For guests who book a cruise with Rebecca Adventure Travel, there is no extra charge for credit card payment.
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