Family Itinerary (3 days)

3- Day Itinerary

Explore Otavalo and its surroundings with this family-friendly itinerary, guaranteed to delight children and adults alike. Come up-close-and-personal with a rescued Andean Condor, zorb your way across San Pablo lake and travel by train to the Afro-Ecuadorian town of Salinas.

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DAY 1

After breakfast, head to Parque Condor and prepare to come face to face with large, endangered raptors. At 11:30 am (and at 3:30 pm) there’s a bird show you can’t miss!*

Visit Cabañas del Lago by San Pablo lake for a late lunch and to enjoy numerous kid-friendly activities like zorbing, kayaking, and diving off the bongo bouncer.

*Have our staff call beforehand to confirm the start time of the bird show

Overnight stay at: Hacienda Cusín

DAY 2

Depart Cusín for Andrade Marín in Atuntaqui to explore a textile museum before boarding the “Tren de la Libertad I” (Freedom Train) towards Ibarra, passing through through seven man-made tunnels and bridges spanning steep canyons, ending at the tropical town of Salinas. There, you can appreciate the history, culture and cuisine of Afro-Ecuadorian communities before heading back to Ibarra in the afternoon.

Overnight stay at: Hacienda Cusín

DAY 3

Depart Cusín to the Cuicocha caldera and crater lake, formed 3,100 years ago after a massive volcanic explosion. Hike around the crater before heading back through Otavalo to stop by Miguel Andrango’s workshop in Peguche to see the process of dying, spinning and weaving of locally-sourced wool.

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