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Otavalo, Cotacachi and Cuicocha Tour With Optional Hotel Pick-Up - "Small Group" provided by Gray Line Tours Ecuador

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Otavalo, Cotacachi and Cuicocha Tour With Optional Hotel Pick-Up - "Small Group"

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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A note from Otavalo, Cotacachi and Cuicocha Tour With Optional Hotel Pick-Up - "Small Group"
• The activities will not exceed 6 people per group. • The capacity of the means of transport will be reduced to 25% of their maximum capacity. • In the monuments, museums or attractions, the capacity will be reduced to 30% of its maximum capacity.
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Take photos of Ecuador's diverse scenery and haggle for local crafts at the country's most popular handicraft market on this full-day tour from Quito. Stop to sample freshly baked biscuits at Cayambe, scout out souvenirs at Otavalo Market, and visit Cuicocha Lagoon—with the chance to take a boat trip (extra cost)—beneath Cotacachi Volcano. Upgrade to include pickup and drop-off from select Quito hotels.
You'll start at
Hotel Kaia
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Fabrica de Bizcochos de Don Pedro.
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Otavalo Market
    Stop: 105 minutes -
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  • 3
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Laguna Cuicocha
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
Hotel Kaia
Valladolid N24-742 y Julio Zaldumbide, Quito 170109, Ecuador
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  • Day trip from Quito to Otavalo Market, Cotacachi, and Cuicocha Lagoon
  • Discover three Ecuador attractions in a single day, with ease
  • Shop at Otavalo and cruise on Cotacachi Volcano’s Cuicocha Lake (own cost)
  • Optional upgrade for pickup and drop-off at many Quito hotels
Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Kaia, Valladolid N24-742 y Julio Zaldumbide, Quito 170109, Ecuador
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel Pick-Up and Drop Off (if you select this option)
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Optional pick-up and drop-off from selected hotels at an additional cost.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Paul L. wrote a review Jan 2020
Ottawa, Canada81 contributions
Heide, our guide, and Fernando, our driver were great. Heidi was very knowledgeable and accommodating; Fernando was also very respectul and accommodating. Highly recommended.
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Response from ProductoGLE, Guest Relations Manager at Otavalo, Cotacachi and Cuicocha Tour With Optional Hotel Pick-Up - "Small Group"
Responded 31 Mar 2020
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LCollazos wrote a review Sep 2019
Houston, Texas3 contributions
Our guide, Adriana, was very informative, friendly, and helpful. I loved the presentation that Mercedes gave us about her typical dress. She looked lovely! The best part of the tour was the presentation by the musicians in Cotacachi. The music was wonderful! At our last stop,
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Gio V wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions
I travelled with my partner and my mum. The tour is very nice and you get to see 2 good markets. We stopped to have breakfast and some traditional sweets and cheese from the Imbabura region. The best part of the tour was Juan. He is an excellent guide and explained everything in
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Date of experience: September 2019
DestinationEnjoy wrote a review Sep 2019
10 contributions
Ecuador is a beautiful country with warm, amazing people and you really get to experience that in this tour of Otavalo and other areas. Unfortunately, I was the only English speaker along with a young man in an otherwise large group of Portuguese speakers. Our English speaking
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Charles V wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions
Good trip got to see a few villages between Quito and Otalvo. The markets were nice. Tried the bizcoches, not bad but better with the milk.
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Date of experience: August 2019
About the operator

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By: Gray Line Tours Ecuador
Great Experience!
To maximize our time in Quito, we booked Gray Line Ecuador's Full Day Quito City & Equator Tour and loved it. Our t
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A repeat visit after 4 years
Lots of changes, improvements and additions to this tour. The guide was helpful, answered questions with a great
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Good tour, but disappointing end
Good tour guide and driver, but at the end of the tour we were left at a chocolate shop and the guide misdirected u
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Great Tour at a Great Price
Andrea our guide was super nice, fun and knowledgeable of the area. The convenience of pick up and drop off at hote
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Fun, informative and good value.
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. there was a combination of Spanish and English speaking tourists on the trolley an
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Poor Communication
The tour itself was great - and Daniel was a solid guide. However, we paid up front for a tour with the entry ticke
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Would recommend!
We were picked up right on time, and got to our hotel quickly. Our driver was courteous, as well as informative!
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Mindo Full-Day Tour
Daniel, our tour guide, was great!! We used a tarabita (cable car) to visit waterfalls, butterfly sanctuary (no hu
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Rachel R
Don’t bother
Day was raining they changed to coach without telling us then guide spoke very little English. He then proceeded to
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Erratic & unprofessional
13 December,2019, afternoon, Holyday Inn, Quito to Midad del Mundo: The guide arrived late, and seemed very tired
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Not Expensive and a great Introduction to the City.
This is A great First Day Tour of the City! The Trolley adds to the experience, the Guide is informative and his En
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Tourist from Florida
Tour was provided in a van, not on a open Two level bus as expected. Difficult to take photos. Knowledgeable staff
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Elisabetta D
Galapagos the best
The Galápagos Ilands are a wanderfull place in the intact nature.. A very perfect organization! I’ll remember thi
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South America vacation/ excursion. Cartagena, Colombia. Quito, Ecuador & muc hi Picchu Peru dec2019!
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Bad experience in Ecuador
We did a trip to Ecuador (Quito, Cuenca, Galapagos) and we had bad experiences during our 10 days trip. First of al
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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