Otavalo Market, Otavalo

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Otavalo Market has put its city on the map, attracting tourists who’ve heard of the famous market whose origins stretch back to pre-Incan times. This market has maintained its strong roots to its ancient history, making it not only a destination for shopping but for cultural experiences. The locals, Otavalenos, are known for weaving and creating products like blankets, handbags, wall hangings, and scarves. The market takes place every day, but the busiest market day is Saturday, when nearly one third of the town fills with vendors’ stalls selling traditional textiles. Come and browse among the many stalls to find the perfect souvenir to take home. With our online itinerary creator, Otavalo attractions like Otavalo Market can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Coming back from the Galapagos..we stayed some extra days in Quito. With a number of "things to do" on our list ( which did not include eating guinea pig..step to far for us...) one was to visit the f...  more »
  • It is one of the main attractions in Otavalo. You can find textiles, crafts, shoes, food, etc. Since there are many foreign tourists, the prices are higher than a regular market. You should go on Saturday, which is when there is fair
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  • We had a great day with our very knowledgeable guide, Pablo! He knew a great deal about the culture and history of Ecuador, and shared a lot of information with us about botany and the geography of th...  more »

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