At 7:00 am, you are going to start your trip to Otavalo from the meeting point. After one hour approximately, you are going to reach the Quitsato Solar Museum (entrance $2). Here you can observe a 54 meter solar clock located exactly at the equatorial line. After this, you will be taken to Cayambe factory where you can try their specialty, the bizcochos (local biscuits). At around 11 am, you will get to see Otavalo and explore its beautiful market filled with handicrats. At 2 pm, you will visit the Cuicocha crater lake, a beautiful lagoon located at the foot of a volcano. One hour and a half later, you will have time for lunch and then you will visit Cotacachi leather town. After that, you will go back to Quito.
I am Rebecca Braak. I have a Masters Degree in International Management. Several years ago, I decided to go to Ecuador to volunteer on a horse ranch in the Andes. It was a new culture for me, a new language, but also a new opportunity to start from scratch. That’s when I started Rebecca Adventure Travel, a Tour company located in Quito, Ecuador. My goal with this company is to design the most impressive trips through the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru. With my experience with horses, tourism and business, both in Holland and Ecuador, I am sure these tours will offer an incredible experience. All tours are personally selected by me, and co-hosted by Andres Reinoso, who has an MBA on Tourism Enterprises and more than 10 years of experience in the tourism industry.
Otavalo, the handicraft capital of Ecuador, is a beautiful and vigorous city. It is home to a large indigenous population located in the Imbabura Province. With approximately 92,000 inhabitants and surrounded by the Imbabura, Cotacachi and Mojanda volcanoes it is a gorgeous and enchanted town. The landscapes are also really beautiful, something that you can already enjoy on the road to Otavalo.
Important things to bring: comfortable and light clothing, (a rain jacket just in case) water, sunblock, sunglasses, and passport.
Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning. *Note: If you cannot find a desired departure date opened, please contact us to see if we can open it for you.
Otavalo Shared Day Tour