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Otavalo & Cotopaxi Independent Adventure

3 days, Quito to Quito

Close up of textiles at a market in Quito
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A perfect add-on to any Ecuador or Galápagos adventure, set off along the "Avenue of the Volcanoes" to the highlands. Visit the bustling lanes of the Otavalo market, gaze at the perfectly shaped Cotopaxi volcano, and get an introduction to the culture, history and spectacular scenery of Ecuador. Our expert CEO will lead the way and we’ll take care of the hassles, which means you can focus on the highlights – and the shopping, of course.

3 days

Quito to Quito

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Trip Code: TSEMVC

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A perfect add-on to any Ecuador or Galápagos adventure, set off along the "Avenue of the Volcanoes" to the highlands. Visit the bustling lanes of the Otavalo market, gaze at the perfectly shaped Cotopaxi volcano, and get an introduction to the culture, history and spectacular scenery of Ecuador. Our expert CEO will lead the way and we’ll take care of the hassles, which means you can focus on the highlights – and the shopping, of course.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Independent Travel

Independent trips are either entire trips you take privately or solo extensions to a group tour. Local staff are available on standby 24/7.

Age requirement: 2+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

3 days

Quito to Quito

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: TSEMVC

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Map of the route for Otavalo & Cotopaxi Independent Adventure

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Quito/Otavalo

Depart early from Quito and travel north along the Pan-American Highway with a stop at Quitsato Sundial and set foot on both sides of the equator line. Opt to shop for handmade clothing and handicrafts at the Otavalo market, South America’s biggest. Overnight in a historic hacienda outside of town.

Day 2Otavalo/Cotopaxi National Park

Spend the morning driving along the Avenue of the Volcanoes searching out the peaks of Pichincha, Iliniza, and the gigantic Antisana. Venture into Cotopaxi National Park travelling around the base of the cone-shaped, snowcapped volcano, considered the highest active volcano in the world. Spend the evening near Ecuador's beautiful Cotopaxi Volcano.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Cotopaxi National Park/Quito

Morning drive back to Quito where the tour ends.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Overnight in an historic hacienda
  • Otavalo handicraft market
  • Visit Quitsato Sundial located at the equator line
  • Visit a traditional leather town
  • Visit Cotopaxi National Park
  • Scenic drive along the Avenue of the Volcanos
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Historic hacienda (2 nts).

Meals

2 breakfasts
Allow USD120-160 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private car/van, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

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Otavalo & Cotopaxi Independent Adventure

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