Cotacachi – Otavalo
Por Destino
1 day
By duration
By interest
Nivel Físico

Description: After an introductory talk about the health situation in the region, we will learn about the daily work of a midwife in the village of La Calera. We continue the tour with a visit to a shaman who will explain Andean spirituality and cosmovision. After a healthy lunch we will learn about the different medicinal plants in an organic garden. We will finish the tour with a visit to Lake Cuicocha, where we have time for a short hike or a boat trip on the lake (optional).

Difficulty: easy

Total Duration: ~7 hours

Tour Itinerary*

– 9:00am: meeting point Runa Tupari office in Otavalo (pick-up from hotel in Otavalo is possible)

– 9:30am: indigenous midwife, explanation and demonstration of her work

– 11:00am: indigenous shaman, explantion and demonstration of his work

– 12:30pm: lunch in Cotacachi, free time to explore the city and its leather shops

– 2:00pm: ethnobotanical garden, explanations about medicinal plants

– 2:45pm: drive to Cuicocha Lake, free time at the lake (~45min)

– 4:00pm: return to Otavalo

*Given times are approximate times only. Starting times and order of activities may be changed due to weather conditions, clients´preferences and other reasons.

  • Guide,
  • private transport,
  • lunch,
  • entry fees

Mandatory: interest in health and indigenous spirituality

Recommended: camera, water (small bottle), sun protection, fleece/warm layer

Optional: a small bag in case you want to take home medicinal plants






140 US$

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75 US$

65 US$

55 US$

Prices are per person. Ecuadorian clients will be charged an additional 12% VAT.
Children under 2 years travel for free. Children 2-6 years pay half the price.

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