- The Intrepid Experience
- About Intrepid
- Booking Intrepid
›You are hereHome›Condors and Culture in Otavalo
Condors and Culture in Otavalo
- 10 hours
Total price tool tip
- *Approx package price
Embark on an adventure that showcases Ecuador’s diverse natural world and colorful culture. Take in stunning Ecuadorian vistas before visiting a rescue centre dedicated to protecting, rehabilitating and reintroducing into the wild various species of endangered birds of prey. Feast on Ecuadorian food, visit a sacred waterfall and shop at a vibrant indigenous craft market on this tour brimming with culture, history and wildlife.
* Take in breathtaking views of San Pablo Lake
* Spot vultures, owls and eagles on a nature walk
* See hawks and falcons display their amazing flying skills during an exciting flight demonstration
* Have a close encounter with the majestic Andean Condor
* Enjoy traditional cuisine with a modern twist
* Visit the mystical Peguche Waterfall
* Pick up some colorful crafts at a traditional indigenous market
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Quito Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure
We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and shoes, a sweater or jacket and a hat.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 years are not permitted on the tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspire excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
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!
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 trail 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 mesmerising!
Stop to enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant that serves innovative cuisine from both ancient and modern recipes. Continue the adventure with a short walk to the Peguche Waterfall considered a sacred place. Surrounded by lush greenery, the powerful torrents of water create a hazy mist that wafts through this enchanting natural world.
Finish the tour by visiting an indigenous craft market full of vendors proudly displaying their wares. Wander through the market perusing the wide range of unique jewelry, hand-woven rugs, colorful 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 that keep Ecuador’s native cultures alive?
Return to Quito after an active day filled with rich and natural wonders, amazing wildlife encounters, tasty cuisine and cultural treasures.