This morning, you’ll head to Cotacachi market, where the town’s masterfully crafted leather goods have earned it a well-deserved reputation. Then we will stretch our legs with a walk to Cuicocha Lake. This stunning crater lake is in a 3km wide caldera at the foot of Cotacachi Volcano. Its name comes from the Kichwa indigenous language and means “Lago del Cuy” or Guinea Pig Lake in English.
Then back to our beautiful historic Hacienda for a chef led cooking class. Our chef will teach us how to prepare the unmistakable empanadas de viento; from flour as the main ingredient for the dough and cheese as a filling to taking them to the oven.
Accommodations: Hotel Pinsaqui