Quito │ Otavalo │ Peguche │ El Angel │ Cuicocha
On your way to Otavalo you stop by at a small rose farm – here you can learn about these important export products. Once you arrive in Otavalo, you visit the colorful market at the “Plaza de Ponchos” where you can purchase your first souvenirs. Next stop is the Peguche Waterfall with a height of 18 meters (59ft), which boasts its best views from a wooden foot-bridge.
Today you are exploring the “El Angel” Natural Reserve hiking through the moorlands to the lagoon “El Voladero”. In the afternoon you visit the “Gruta de La Paz”, a stalactite cave with thermal waters used for purifying baths by pilgrims.
After breakfast you visit the idyllic volcanic crater lagoon of “Cuicocha”. On a short walk you can take photos of this beautiful place from several perspectives. If you feel like walking around the whole lake for a few hours, this can be organized as well. Enjoy the amazing views on the valley of Otavalo with its volcanoes before returning to Quito in the afternoon.