We will depart from Quito early in the morning (7am). Otavalo is located about 2 hours North of Quito in the panamerican highway. This small Andes town is known for its indigenous population and pintoresque markets. Here we will walk around the town and the markets and get a sense of their culture: here is the perfect place to find inexpensive souvenirs for family and friends. After having some lunch we will head to the historical town of Cotacachi about 30 minutes from Otavalo. Cotacachi is well known for its artisans and beautiful works in leather. In the afternoon we will visit La Laguna de Cuicocha ( rainbow lagoon) located in the ecological reserve of Cuicocha-Cayapas. This lagoon was created 3100 years ago by the explosion of Cotacachi volcano. In the present the volcano is inactive leaving us with an extraordinary lagune. In the evening we will come back to Quito.
- Transportation Quito-Otavalo-Cotachachi-Cuicocha-Quito
Price: From $100 for one person. More than or 2 people $60 pp