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Condors and Culture in Otavalo

Highlights / General details

Take in breathtaking views of San Pablo Lake.

Spot vultures, owls, and eagles at a bird rescue center, and have a close encounter with the majestic Andean Condor.

See hawks and falcons display their amazing flying skills during an exciting flight demonstration.

Enjoy traditional cuisine at a local native workshop.

Pick up some colorful crafts at a traditional indigenous market.

Inclusion

Local English speaking guide; Private transportation; Entrance fee to the Condor Park; Lunch.

Exclusion

Items of a personal nature; Tips or gratuities for the guide.

Hours of operation

Available Wednesday - Sunday at 8:00am.

Duration

Approximately 10 hours.

Location

Meeting point: Hotel Quito Lobby - Av. González Suárez N27 142 y Gonzalez Suarez.

Finish point: Hotel Quito Lobby - Av. González Suárez N27 142 y Gonzalez Suarez.

Itinerary

Head out of Quito for a tour of Otavalo and its wildlife and market. Begin your adventure by travelling through the beautiful highland province of Imbabura. Stop at San Pablo Lake to take in sweeping views of the Ecuadorian Andes. This place is a photographer’s dream, so now's not the time to realize you forgot your camera!

Continue the trip by paying a visit to a sanctuary that rehabilitates endangered, predatory birds. Home to many bird species as well as one of the world’s most endangered birds - the mighty Andean Condor - this sanctuary does a wonderful job of feeding, housing, and rehabilitating injured and mistreated birds.

Walk the grounds and spot vultures, owls, and eagles before watching an impressive flight demonstration. Admire the agility and skill of hawks and falcons as they fly, dive, and find prey on command. Witnessing these remarkable creatures in full flight is truly mesmerizing!

Next up, we’ll visit an indigenous craft market full of vendors proudly displaying their wares. Wander through the market perusing the wide range of unique jewelry, handwoven rugs, colourful clothing, bright bags, hand-carved ornaments, and vibrant textiles. The quality here is exceptional and unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere, so why not buy a souvenir and support the talented artisans who keep Ecuador’s native cultures alive?

Stop to enjoy a delicious lunch at a local Otavalo native house and workshop that serves traditional cuisine from ancient recipes. Continue the visit with a wonderful introduction to the art of ancient weaving, traditional clothing, and herbal medicines — all of it explained by our native host, who can introduce you to a legacy of hundreds of years of legends and oral traditions.

Return to Quito after an active day filled with rich and natural wonders, amazing wildlife encounters, tasty cuisine, and cultural treasures.

Additional Information

We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and shoes, a sweater or jacket and a hat.

Otavalo's climate is usually cold so it is recommended to use a warm jacket.

Please bring your camera because you’re sure to snap those special memories.

Participant restrictions

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 years are not permitted on the tour.

Policies

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.

Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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