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Otavalo Market
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Otavalo Indigenous Market Day Trip from Quito
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Otavalo Day Trip from Quito: Craft Market and Parque Condor
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Otavalo Marketplace with Optional Lunch
Ranked #1 of 36 things to do in Otavalo
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This colorful Indian market takes place each Saturday and features some of the finest woven products in the region including ponchos, sweaters, wall hangings and shawls.
Reviewed 19 May 2014

A great market for Ecuadorian goods and mingling with the vendors. They have all the goods for gifts back home or to waer on your trip at good prices. Haggling is a given and they seem to be very fair. Take small bills and change.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

This is the largest handicraft market in South America and it is well worth the trip. The Saturday market is supposed to be very large, but we went on a Tuesday and there were plenty of vendors. Excellent place to purchase souvenirs, clothing, and jewellery. Relatively inexpensive to get there from Quito (about 2 hours one-way on bus) and beautiful scenic drive.

Thank Audrey B
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

We have a house in Quito as my husband is Ecuadorean so shop there constantly the products on offer are top quality

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Based on guide books and reviews I was really looking forward to this trip. After a 4 hour ride (it only took 2 hours to get back) we arrived at the market. There was a lot of, imo, jjunk. One nice thing there though were llama scarves - warm, thick, non-shedding, and $6 a piece. Definitely bargain for what you want but also set limits and know exactly what your end product will be. I think that the places in Quito itself Mercado Les Artisaneles) has just as nice items and doesn't require a long trip. This is on my "wouldn't do it again" list.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Lots of vendors and variety. We made mistake of buying something right away by someone who approached us. Found that the other vendors are pleasant not in a hurry and happy to negotiate. We found 30% reductions in cost were not unheard of but be fair and don't insult. Scarves are beautifl and bought an unusual Amazon Jade turtle with some shopping and negotiating. Was easy as is all US Dollar for us anyway so no conversion

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