Live Otavalo... Day trip between valleys and mountains, crafts and culture

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From $135.00

5 reviews   (5.00)

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Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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I want to give you a family experience, I want to show you the place where I have grown up, where I have seen these wonderful landscapes and also where I have learned about other cultures, share my experience so that your visit is unforgettable, besides going by land is relaxing and safe .

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Private transportation

What's Not Included

Boat trip

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Service animals allowed

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Otavalo Market
Our tour starts in the traditional market of ponchos in Otavalo. If you want we can make a short shopping tour of this place, passing 1 hour before continuing the trip. If not, we can continue on our way to Lake Mojanda.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lagunas de Mojanda
We arrive at this beautiful landscape after 40 minutes by car, you can do a brief walk of 90 minutes breathing fresh air.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Cotacachi is a city that attracts retirees from various parts of the world for its tranquility, but also for its art and leather crafts. Here we can have lunch and then do a shopping tour

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop
Finally, in the afternoon we can visit the workshop of Miguel Anrango, famous for showing us the complete process to make sweaters, carpets or blankets otavaleños, you can appreciate this artistic process and really take an invaluable memory of Otavalo.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


One Tour wasn't enough I needed more! Jorge was Wonderful!
rebeccalA6078ED, 27-12-2022
I originally asked Jorge to just transport me from Quito to Mindo and back but after getting to know him we made arrangements to add a tour of Otavalo and surrounding towns and mountains. What I loved the most is the vast knowledge that Jorge was able to share with me about the culture of Ecuador and the food experience as well as plants, people, animals, and pretty much everything we came across. I am already looking into booking my next trip so that I can return and I plan on only booking tours with Jorge. I felt safe and comfortable. Like I now have a life long friend. If he was to visit Utah I would be his tour guide.
Great day trip
BarbaraS, 22-04-2022
Great day exploring around Quito area. Went to Otavalo market, then up to a lake. Visited the sundial where the a
Equator runs through it and finally we went to a weavers workshop. The workshop was amazing. They get the raw wool, wash it, clean it, card it and then spin the thread. They only use natural substances to die the fibers before weaving in the Backstrap style from ancient times. It was incredible. Our guide Jorge was wonderful.
Fantastic day with Jorge
SteffiTravels14, 06-04-2020
Jorge was great. He was communicative, on time and a good and safe driver. He extended our day-trip in order to take us everywhere we wanted to go. We had a great time visiting Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, Lugana de Mojanda, Otavalo, Cotacachi and Cayambe. We certainly got to see a lot, it was an action-packed day. We would highly recommend tours with Jorge.
Super Guide and Driver
Andre V, 25-01-2020
My sons and I spent a few days with Jorge on trips from Quito to Otavalo and a cloud forest side trip. He is a wonderful, and very careful driver. The car is immaculate and new (I forget the make) and he makes a real effort to fill you in on what you are seeing and the history of the area.

We highly recommend!
Great tour!
WIUMused, 20-06-2019
I had a great private tour that brought me to all the places I wanted to go. My tour guide knew I was a musician so he brought me to an instrument maker for a private tour. Then to a weaver. Fantastic! He translated when I did not understand. Really great experience!

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