Otavalo & Cuicocha Lagoon Day Tour

Otavalo & Cuicocha Lagoon Day Tour

Day Hike around Cuicocha Lagoon


Enjoy a cultural adventure on the Otavalo & Cuicocha Lagoon Day Tour. In the morning, you will take a short hike on the crater of the most beautiful lake in Ecuador, Cuicocha Lagoon. Here you will learn about wild flora and ancient rituals practiced in the area. Next, you will visit an indigenous family and be treated to a traditional ceremonial lunch called a Pachamanka. An experience you surely will not forget! After lunch, we drive to Peguche, where you will learn about handmade craft techniques still practiced by the Quichua. Lastly, we travel to the Otavalo market where you can browse Plaza de Ponchos. It will be around 3pm so fairly quiet compared to the mad rush of the morning. Here you will be able to find a few souvenirs. The tour is limited to 8 people so can enjoy a more intimate experience with your guide.


  • Short hike at Laguna Cuicocha
  • Learn the sacred rituals of Cuicocha Lagoon
  • Enjoy a ceremonial lunch called a Pachamanka
  • Learn about traditional handmade crafts in Peguche
  • Brief visit to the Otavalo Market
  • Private Tour
  • Saturdays
  • Start time: 07h30-08h00
  • Duration: 11-12 hours
  • Effort level: Easy
  • Tour limit: 8 guests
  • Bilingual guide (English & Spanish)

Private Tour cost

  • from $89 per person depending on your group size
  • $100 deposit required to make booking
  • Balance to be paid in cash at start of tour

Please contact us for a quote and personalized schedule.  

Departure point: Your hotel

Time of departure: 07h30 – 08h00 

Return point: Your hotel

Return time: 18h30 – 19h00

Each guest must please bring their passport.

It is compulsory for guests to have personal medical aid & travel insurance. 

Certified bilingual guide in English and Spanish

Traditional lunch 

Transport shared with fellow guests 

All entrance fees if applicable

Gratuities (optional)

Personal hydration (please bring at least 1 liter of water with you)

Please bring: Passport, sun protection cream, cap, sunglasses, camera and 1-2 liters of water/energy drinks

Clothing: Wear loose, comfortable clothing, a good pair of walking shoes and pack a jacket in case it gets cold.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions about this tour or wish to book a private tour.

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