Otavalo Day Trip, and Peguche Waterfall
On an exciting Otavalo Day Trip, explore Ecuador’s enchanting beauty while visiting the breathtaking Peguche Waterfall. This trip promises a blend of cultural immersion and spectacular natural beauty because it is located in the Andes Mountains. Join us to explore this amazing indian market most popular of South America in detail.
- Tasting Bizcochos, this is a tipical snack in Cayambe Area.
- Visit the Quitsato Museum, which is GPS-located as the Middle of the World.
- A stop in Miralago the enjoy of the wonderfull landscape of Imbabura Volcano and the San Pablo lagoon.
- Otavalo, home of the colorfull indian market and its Plaza de Ponchos.
- Vitality recharging at the Peguche waterfall
- Visit the stunning crater-lake of Cuicocha in the Cotacachi-Cayapas National Park.
- Visit charming town of Cotacachi, known for its leather crafts.
Otavalo Day Tour
Our tour to the Otavalo market starts from Quito. First our guide will pick you up from your hotel to start the trip to the Otavalo Market:
Quitsato or half the world:
The first stop is a few minutes from Cayambe. Here you can observe the Solar Clock with a large mosaic. The site is of great importance. For this reason, you have the opportunity to be in the northern and southern hemisphere.
Cayambe biscochos factory:
Afterwards, we will go to Cayambe, where we will enjoy a typical meal. First, we will taste a tasty Cayambe sponge cake as a snack. It is also accompanied with dulce de leche or also called manjar de leche (milk caramel). And the traditional leaf cheese.
Leaving Cayambe we head to the Miralago viewpoint. Located at the southern entrance of Otavalo. Also, you can appreciate a wonderful landscape. You can see the Imbabura volcano and the San Pablo lagoon.
At noon we will arrive at the Otavalo market. We will have an estimated time of 2 hours to explore the poncho market and its handicrafts. And we will have lunch in a local restaurant in Otavalo.
Waterfall of Peguche:
After lunch, we will go to the “Bosque Protector Cascada de Peguche”. We will walk through a trail to reach the waterfall. The waterfall is 20 m (65.6 ft) high. You should know that the community considers the Peguche Waterfall sacred. Because in dates close to the Inti Raymi they take baths to purify the water.
Also, we will finish the tour in Santa Ana de Cotacachi. Also known for its leather products. Too, you will have time to explore the products offered at the site. This tour is a full day of excitement on our visit to the Otavalo Market.
After our visit to Cotacachi. Finally, we will go on a 30 minute drive to the Cuicocha Lagoon. The scenery offered by the Cuicocha Lagoon is wonderful. It is also known as the lagoon of the gods because of its translation into Kichwa.
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Our Reviews About This Tour
Wow, what an amazing tour in the safe and very knowledgeable hands of Pedro our tour guide. He was amazing and really ensured we had the very best day out. Thoroughly recommend the tour but particularly with Pedro. Thanks.