Full-Day Tour Otavalo Market, Peguche Workshops, and Cuicocha Lagoon.

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20 reviews   (4.35)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy a day trip to visit the Otavalo market and learn all about the culturally rich indigenous communities. The village is world-famous for its indigenous population, the so-called Otavalo’s, who are famous becuase of their handicrafts or Andean folclor musicians. Admire the Andes scenery, lagoons, culture and the locals.

What's Included


Certified English speaking guide / driver

Guided activities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included


Personal expenses


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 78

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Otavalo Market
The Otavalo Market, which makes this market town famous, is undoubtedly one of the most important and spectacular markets in all of Latin America. The Otavalo market is attractive to visitors for both its outstanding shopping and its cultural significance. Local people use market day much the way their ancestors did during Ecuador’s pre-Colombian history. The Otavalo market is a fascinating way to experience traditional Ecuadorian culture and the traditions of the Andes.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cuicocha Lake
It is a 3 km (2 mi) wide caldera and crater lake at the foot of Cotacachi Volcano in the Cordillera Occidental of the Ecuadorian Andes. Its name comes from the Kichwa indigenous language and means "Lago del Cuy" or Guinea Pig Laguna in English. It was given this name due to the guinea pig shape of the largest Island in the middle of the laguna. These animals play a significant part in the everyday life of Ecuadorians

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Cascada de Peguche
Located in Peguche community, just 5 minutes northwest of the town of Otavalo. Peguche Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall of 18 m in height, formed by the river of the same name, which starts at Lake San Pablo. The waterfall is one of the most important tourist attractions of Otavalo. Because of its proximity and easy access, several tourists and visitors come to the sector to meet and enjoy a unique landscape.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Fun day shopping
Sara_J, 14-09-2021
This was different than I expected, our guide and driver were awesome and we had a beautifully clear day to see all the Volcanos. They took us first to a nicer shop to see the process of making some of the tapestries and the shop had excellent quality goods. Then we headed to the market which we went on a Saturday so it was huge. We gave our kid (10 & 12) some cash and they had a blast shopping. We then went to another area for lunch which was excellent. This area is known for its leather goods which shops had some really good stuff.
Best guide in Ecuador
dkoenig101, 14-08-2021
I hired Daniel Maldonand for this tour and he provided an excellent experience. He was friendly, nice and tailored the day to my interests. (Bonus for me is he speaks excellent English). His knowledge of his country is outstanding and he patiently explained everything to me. It was a great day and I left feeling like I had a new friend.
Furthermore, after I moved on to Banos, he consistently helped me with recommendations for restaurants, clubs and even another tours while i was there. His amazing service greatly increased the quality of my overall trip to Ecuador. Please don't hesitate to book anything with him. I've traveled quite a bit and have never received this level of outstanding service. Thank you so much! AMAZING!
Amazing First Day in Ecuador
selinam733, 02-06-2021
For my first day in Ecuador, I booked the day tour to Otavalo and Cuicocha Lagoon. As Ecuador was the first country in South America that I visited, I was a little apprehensive as to what to expect. However, my guide Daniel did an amazing job and completely put me at ease. Despite the weather not being great and tiredness on my part from traveling the day before, Daniel managed to keep my interest and remained fully engaged for the entire day. He did an awesome job giving me an introduction to Ecuador, and specifically Otavalo and Cuicocha Lagoon. I spent over two weeks in Ecuador with various guides on different tours and Daniel was by far the best. He was passionate, extremely knowledgeable, and made the day very enjoyable. He is a credit to the company and when I return to Ecuador, he will be the guide that I will request.
Great day of shopping
KodakKaren, 09-06-2019
Don't miss this day trip, Even if you are not inclined to buy, the colors and variety of things to see are great. All of the vendors we came in contact with were very friendly and accommodating.
market day
OnAir55319126552, 16-02-2019
purchased coats, blankets, tablecloths, scarfs for gifts. colorful, had fun, did instead of tour activities, and rest of group from exotica, a very poorly run tour, wish they would have joined us

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