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

Description: In private transport we will travel to the village La Calera. There, we start our horseback ride (~5 hours) through countryside and indigenous villages where you can observe the daily life of the local families. Once we reach Lake Cuicocha, we will have a break and some free time for a short walk or a boat tour on the lake (optional). Later, we return on horseback to the ranch and our private transport carries you back to town.

Difficulty: moderate

Total Duration: ~7 hours

Tour Itinerary*

– 09:00 – meeting point Runa Tupari office in Otavalo (pick-up from hotel in Otavalo is possible), drive to La Calera (~30min)

– 09:30 – start of ride to Cuicocha Lake (2-3 hours)

– 12:30 – arrival at Cuicocha Lake, break (~60min)

– 13:30 – ride back to La Calera (2-3 hours)

– 16:00 – return to Otavalo, end of tour

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

  • Guide,
  • private transport,
  • horse & equipment

Mandatory: sun protection, fleece/warm layer, water (small bottle), some experience with horses

Recommended: camera, clothes that can smell of horse

Optional: rain coat





120 US$


65 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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