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Address: Ave. Amazonas N23-23 y Veintimilla, Otavalo, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-250-1418
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Description: This colorful Indian market takes place each Saturday and features some of...
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.
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Otavalo Marketplace with Optional Lunch

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Colourful market

Visited as part of a day tour. The market is interesting with a large variety of goods for sale. Part of the fun is haggling with the vendors. Be aware that a lot of what they are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Visited as part of a day tour. The market is interesting with a large variety of goods for sale. Part of the fun is haggling with the vendors. Be aware that a lot of what they are selling as Alpaca is synthetic; we had become knowledgeable after visiting an Alpaca factory in Peru. Even being synthetic the prices are reasonable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a don't miss event. We ended up buying a few things - some from kiosks but woven items from shops - but mostly it was the total experience that makes a trip up to Otavalo worth it. The fresh fruits and vegetables were amazing and the cooked food offerings were delicious. And across the highway, there are the... More 

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tierradefuego-ecu, Owner at Otavalo Market, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks a lot for your comments we are pleased that you had a great time. Next time you come to our country it will be a pleasure to help you with other tours to diffrent parts of the country. Best regards TIerra de Fuego More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I've spent many weeks at the market over the past 10 years and always find things to bring home. The vendors are very friendly, there are always a couple who will push a little too far, but most are honest and will bargain in good faith to get your sale. Don't be afraid to bargain or to walk away if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were at the Saturday Market that spills out of the Plaza de Ponchos into the surrounding streets. It is immense and seemingly goes on forever! It's also really crowded with all kinds of people both local and tourists. Whatever you want to buy, you'll find it here. We visited at the end of our trip and found everything we... More 

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tierradefuego-ecu, Owner at Otavalo Market, responded to this review

Dear guest , it is great to read your comments and that you had a great experience in Otavalo, even if it was not planned. Please let us know more about your trip. We hope next time you visit our beautiful country you contact us to help you with more tours. BEst regards Tierra de Fuego More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A delicious lunch of grilled trout overlooking the lake, followed by an afternoon of shopping at the Otavalo Market -- excellent prices for quality alpaca garments -- and in nearby Cotacachi which specializes in leather goods. We rented a minivan through our hotel that seated seven and transported us from Quito and back. The fee for the day, including a... More 

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tierradefuego-ecu, Owner at Otavalo Market, responded to this review

Dear guest, we are pleased that small details and small things made your trip a good experience. We hope you share more experiences in our country. Next time you visit us, we will be more than happy to offer other destinations in our beautiful country. Best regards Tierra de Fuego More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Almost everything one could want to take home from a holiday in Ecuador is available, from cuddly stuffed llama toys to native jewellery and other handicrafts. Walk to the nearby food market for a first-hand experience with Ecuador's abundant local produce, from babaco to myriad varieties of passionfruit and potatoes.

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tierradefuego-ecu, Owner at Otavalo Market, responded to this review

Dear guest, it is great to hear that you had a great time visiting Otavalo Indigenous market and of course shopping and our delicious food. Next time you visit our beautiful country let us know in order to help you with tours to different places in our country. BEst regards Tierra de Fuego More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We stopped here as part of the Gate 1 Travel tour we were on. We stopped on a Sunday, and it was not very crowded, but I think this worked in our favor as we were able to purchase scarves, tablecloths, table runners, and blankets. The people are very friendly in Ecuador. If you would like to see pictures of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

On Sunday's it spreads all over the centre besides the typical plaza de ponchos, and you can discuss animal rights at the amimal market that also happens that day nearby. I was fascinated by the many stalls selling a lot of the same things. If you browse for a while you will find the handmade jewellery and stuff made by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

its about 2.5 hours travel by bus, and can be easily found when you get off the bus at the terminal of OTAVALO, at this market, you can find almost all the small staffs that can be seen in Quito, but with the price a little cheap, everyone enjoy the bargain, but for me, the price does not have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We got into Otavalo Thursday evening, so were able to check out the Market on Friday and saw a lot of interesting stuff but of course the big day is Saturday - Saturday we hit the big MARKET! and bought 2 woven pillow covers, 2 pieces of art made from different tree leaves (unique) and 18 tiny knitted finger puppets... More 

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Address: Ave. Amazonas N23-23 y Veintimilla, Otavalo, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-250-1418
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Otavalo

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