Otavalo Indigenous Market & Peguche Waterfall

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From $110.00

4 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Our tourist service is special because we have new cars and experienced guides that are certified and will make your experience unforgettable.

What's Included

Bottled water

Private transportation

Specialized Bilingual Guide

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 1 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 90

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • 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.
  • 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
We will visit Otavalo Indigenous Market, one of the biggest handicraft markets in South America.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Cascada de Peguche
We will do a hike to the “Peguche” Waterfall knowing some plants and birds of this sacred place to the indigenous cosmovision.

(Optional we can climb a rock to be next to the waterfall and feel the splashing of the sacred water of this waterfall).

Optional, instead of Peguche or Cotacachi, we can visit the Condor Park Bird Rescue Center.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

We will descend to the town of Cotacachi where we have lunch and then time to visit the famous leather shops (bags, wallets, belts, hats, boots, jackets, etc.), and then return to Quito.

Optional, instead of Peguche or Cotacachi, we can visit the Condor Park Bird Rescue Center.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


2 great tours!
180madeleiner, 16-08-2022
We had an amazing 2 days touring in Ecuador with Great Horned Owl Tours! The first day we did a historical/site seeing tour around Quito and the second day we went to Otavalo. Our guide, the transportation, and the sites visited were all fantastic and everything was well organized. I would highly recommend booking a tour with this group.
The Way to Really Tour Quito
Ilea G, 11-03-2022
My husband and I just completed our second day of touring with Great Horned Owl.our first day was to the Otavalo Indigenous Market, the Peguche Waterfall , a Biscuit factory and an amazing stop at an Equator site. The later was most interesting. The presentation was incredibly informative with great visuals to clarify any confusion. The staff was gracious and answered our questions
Our second day was an Old City Tour. Our guide, Juan Caralos (? sp) was tremendously knowledgeable. Wevisited the Basilica as well as the Golden Church which must be seen to understand its beauty. Our luck was with us. The cloud cover of the morning cleared and we were able to take the Cable Car ride. The view of the city was breath taking as was the explanation of the plants we were seeing as we ascended the mountain. A quick break at the Republica Del Cacao offered a chance to have a beverage and to see the factory in action.
Juan was delightful and helpful, particularly when climbing many stairs without a handrail. I strongly recommend this company for a wonderful and comprehensive tour in Quito and it’s environs.
The ONLY tour company to use in Quito
D01357, 02-02-2022
I booked a tour with Great Horned Owl Tours after a referral from the JW Marriott. I knew right off the bat they must be reputable since they have the stamp of approval from Marriott.

My wife and I booked the Otavalo and Peguche tour. Our reservation was confirmed by Roberto within one hour. We met our guide, Juan Cevallos in the lobby at the Marriott. He arrived about 10 minutes prior to the agreed upon arrival time. That was the beginning of a wonderful day. Several minutes later our driver, Omero, pulled up to the hotel in a very clean minivan for the two of us. Most tours are private, which leads to more flexibility.

Once we arrived at the indigenous market in Otavalo, Juan offered to take us around and barter with the locals on our behalf. My wife scored some pretty good deals thanks to Juan. Omero stayed with the van so we felt comfortable leaving our backpacks in the van.

We enjoyed the company of Juan and Omero so much that I insisted they eat lunch with us in Cotacachi. Juan recommended some local dishes that were really good. We traveled across town to a real handmade leather shop. The goods were top quality and craftsmanship unbeatable. Juan knew exactly where to take us for what we were looking for.

We enjoyed our experience so much we booked a tour with Juan and Omero for the next day to the cloud forest and Mitad del Mundo.

I can’t thank the people at Great Horned Owl Tours enough for making our stay in Quito a memory we will never forget. Roberto is the BEST! Thank you for all you did for us.
Excellent Rour Guide for Otavalo Market and Area!
Destination793774, 15-02-2020
This was my first trip to Ecuador, and my friend and I wanted to go outside of Quito to see the beautiful countryside. Juan Cevallos, our tour guide, came to our hotel in the old town with the driver, Stalin, right on time in a very clean, comfortable SUV. Juan’s English and knowledge of the countries history and the Otavalo region were excellent. He was extremely personable, polite and helpful and always asking if we were having a good time. I highly recommend him and his company for an Otavalo region tour or another area in Ecuador.

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