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Otavalo Cultural Day Experience

From $116 p.p.

Tour Summary

The northern indigenous town of Otavalo is known as the handicraft capital of Ecuador. It is a beautiful city located beside the Imbabura Volcano, within the Imbabura Province. The city of Otavalo is also home to one of the largest indigenous populations in Ecuador. In this enchanting town, you will have an intimate experience focused on colorful hand-made textiles, family artisan workshops, and total cultural immersion as you taste and savor the Andean gastronomy this unique area is known for.

Rebecca Adventure Travel and EcuaFina (its responsible fair trade partner that sells luxury handmade Ecuadorian products) have created this unique private local tour in the beautiful Ecuadorian Andes for a true cultural experience!


  • checkSan Pablo LakeLake San Pablo is home to some aquatic species, such as herons and ducks.
  • checkPeguche WaterfallsHike around the waterfalls and go into the Peguche cave.
  • checkOtavalo's MarketStroll through one of the biggest indigenous markets in South America and buy typical Ecuadorian souvenirs.


    Rebecca Adventure Travel Otavalo

    08:00 Pick up at your hotel in Quito and begin driving to Otavalo.

    10:00 Stop for hot coffee or hot chocolate and a tasting of local ¨biscochos¨ at San Pablo Lake overlooking Imbabura Volcano.

    11:00 Visit the Peguche waterfalls. (Optional Pamba Mesa lunch with additional cost)

    12:30 Visit Otavalo’s indigenous market and local lunch (included). Explore EcuaFina‘s luxury handmade products.

    14:30 Demonstration of Peguche Wasi and the artisanal textile.

    16:00 Drive back to Quito

    *Note: All hours are approximate, except for the starting time.

    • ActivityActivity:Relaxing, Exploring, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.


Otavalo Cultural Day Map

Otavalo Cultural Day Map

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Our Day Tours can only be booked in combination with Multiple-Day packages.

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  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Meals Water, tea or coffee.
  • Bus Transport Private transportation from and to Quito.
  • Tour Guide Experienced Certified English-Speaking Guide.
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Additional food or beverages.
    + Personal health & travel insurance.
    + Optional tips for guides and drivers.

Additional information

  • Time Disclaimer: We recommend this private tour to start no later than 08:00 am because you will enjoy the tour at a good pace and you will not miss out on any activities. If you choose a later departure time it might be possible that you will miss some activities due to traffic or other circumstances.
  • Be prepared with warm clothes, a bathing suit, a towel, and sandals.
  • Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, water, sunblock, sunglasses, a bathing suit, and a towel.
  • Keep in mind that climate at high altitudes can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution 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.

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