Galapagos PRO recommendation: Craft Market Otavalo

Tour from Ibarra to Otavalo, Ecuador

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Experience the true essence of Ecuadorean culture at Otavalo's handicraft market

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Experience the True Flavour of Ecuadorean Culture

Galapagos PRO recommendation: This excursion should not be missed in your Ecuador experience.

Meet the famous artisans of South America at the craft market in Otavalo. On Saturdays, the entire city is transformed into a single marketplace - an authentic look in to the everday lives of Ecuador's indigenous population. See the city of 40,000 come alive with the Mercado de Animales (market of animals), and Mercado de Mayo (market of fruit and vegetables). The real adventure starts at Mercado de Alimentos (market of food) where you can experience the true flavor of Ecuadorean culture.

The famous arts and crafts market on Plaza de los Ponchos is open all week, as are countless boutiques and craft shops in the immediate vicinity of the square.

Note: We recommend that you pre-book this excursion with an experienced, English speaking local guide through us, but it is possible to do it on your own. Select an option in the travel planner!

Arts & Culture
History & Architecture
Landscapes & Sceneries