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Get a taste for the indigenous culture and amazing scenery of Ecuador during this 10-hour trip covering variety of cultural and natural sights. Stop at a viewpoint with views of Cayambe and Cotopaxi, then check out the ‘Mitad del Mundo’ monument located directly on the earth’s equator. You’ll also explore Cuicocha Crater Lake, visit a local biscuit factory and go shopping at the indigenous markets at Otavalo and Cotacachi. This Ecuador sightseeing trip also includes lunch, a guide and round-trip transport from Quito.

Highlights

  • Take a full-day cultural trip to Otavalo, Cayambe, the equator and Cuicocha Crater Lake
  • Enjoy views of Cayambe and Cotopaxi from a scenic overlook
  • Straddle the earth's equator at the 'Mitad del Mundo' monument
  • Shop for handmade souvenirs at Otavalo Market
  • Admire the traditions of Andean leatherwork at Cotacachi

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Customer Reviews

aletrece

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Another great tour! We were lucky that the day was Clear and could see most of he volcanoes on our way to cayambe. The bizcochos we tried were delicious and the Otavalo market offered an array of options for buying Ecuadorian handicrafts. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip.

Grazia M.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour! Our guide Omar was great! The day was clear so we were lucky to see a lot of volcanoes as we drove north of Quito. Our first stop was in Quitsato - where the middle of the world is located. The guide offered interesting information about the place and how they designed and built the sundial. The views of the Cayambe volcano from this area were amazing. After this, we enjoyed breakfast in the town of Cayambe where tried the famous bizcochos and queso de hoja. They were delicious! As we drove to Otavalo, an Otavalian girl got on the bus to explain the traditional clothing of the Otavalo women and sing a song in quechua - it was very interesting to learn about their traditions as it provided some background before we visited the town. Once we reached the Otavalo market, we had a few hours to shop. The market is colorful and has amazing handicrafts and Ecuadorian souvenirs for reasonable prices. After Otavalo, we went to Cuicocha crater lake where we did a short hike to take pictures and enjoy the view. We had lunch in the town of Cotacachi. Once again, food was amazing with great vegetarian options! We enjoyed the famous helados de paila for dessert which didn't disappoint! Overall. another amazing tour with a knowledgeable guide and the opportunity to visit unique places to experience the culture of Ecuador! Would definitely recommend it!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was phenomenal. Omar was great and extremely informative

Nathan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Omar was an excellent guide-very funny and very knowledgable.

Michael H

4 star rating: Recommended April 2016

Our guide was very informative and spoke English well. There were also Spanish speaking tourists on the tour, and he did a good job of switching between languages to make sure no one missed anything. All of the stops were very enjoyable, and lunch was very good.

This tour does not stop at the popular monument on the equator that you have probably seen pictures of, this one is a large sundial, and the employees explain the difference in the night sky at the equator and also their mission to have a differently oriented map. This part is not bad, but not what we were expecting.

Thomas W

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2016

It's a trip to a tourist market. It is beautiful countryside, though.

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