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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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Okay, this market is reportedly overwhelming, even to the natives. There is a vast array of Ecuadorian-made products including alpaca blankets, jackets, sweaters, and hats. An... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Okay, this market is reportedly overwhelming, even to the natives. There is a vast array of Ecuadorian-made products including alpaca blankets, jackets, sweaters, and hats. An abundance of colorful woven items such as table cloths, hammocks, scarves, and so forth. Loads of jewelry of varying quality, some very nice silver items. Ecuadorian Panama Hats. Fruits and vegetables. We went on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Fun and interesting market. Great place to barter. Plenty of places to eat. Perfect place to shop for indigenous crafts and experience the sights and sounds etc. A couple of hours north of Quito. Plenty of options to get there. Well worth the time and (relatively little) effort.

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

Dear guest, we want to thank you for your comment, we are pleased you had a great time at Otavalo Market. Next time you are comming to our beautiful country it will be a pleasure to help you with visit to other places. Best regards Tierra de Fuego More 

Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is obviously the reason you came to Otavalo, and yes it is worth it. The market is huge, and is certainly a bit overwhelming. There is a wide variety of goods for sale here, so walk around first and get a feel of the different types and qualities of the goods. Have a little fun haggling with the sellers,... More 

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Dear guest, we want to thank you for your comment, we are pleased you had a great time at Otavalo Market. Next time you are comming to our beautiful country it will be a pleasure to help you with visit to other places. Best regards Tierra de Fuego More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We didn't go on Saturday, but I don't think that matters. There are loads of stalls, and some great prices if you're able to haggle. If you know a bit of Spanish it will help with prices.

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Dear guest, we want to thank you for your comment, we are pleased you had a great time at Otavalo Market. Next time you are comming to our beautiful country it will be a pleasure to help you with visit to other places. Best regards Tierra de Fuego More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Best shopping and bargains around the Quito area. You can get everything except real high end items here. Perfect for those travel gifts we all have get. We visited on Saturday which is the "big day". They don't haggle much other than maybe coming down a little from initial offer but the prices are so good and reasonable as a... More 

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Dear guest, we want to thank you for your comment, we are pleased you had a great time at Otavalo Market. Next time you are comming to our beautiful country it will be a pleasure to help you with visit to other places. Best regards Tierra de Fuego More 

Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The market, which used to run only Saturdays is now open every day. You can find al sorts of items at very low prices. In order to get the right price, you need to bargain. Most of them speak basic English, so they will be able to negotiate with you. You can find from souvenirs to home decorations and nice... More 

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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

To see it is MUST here in Ecuador. It is 1,5 hours away from Quito. The stalls with artisan stuff are never ending - strolling from one to another is absolutely enjoyable and magical - every single piece is enticing. Sellers are friendly and soft. Bargaining is easy and expected. I loved the way Ecuadorians do it - they just... More 

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

Dear guest, we want to thank you a lot for your comment, we are pleased that you had a great time at Otavalo Market. Next time you visit our country it will be a pleasure to help you plan your visit to other points here. Best regards Tierra de Fuego More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Incredible! Everything you could possibly imagine and somethings you can't. Blocks and blocks of all the local artisan crafts!

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Dear guest, we want to thank you for your comment, we are pleased you had a great at Otavalo Market Next time you visit our beautiful country it will be a pleasure to help you to plan tours to other places. Best regards Tierra de Fuego More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a nice local market. Watch out for pickpockets, though! You can find some good deals here, but I'm not a good haggler. Brush up on your Spanish and your haggling skills before you go!

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

Dear guest, thanks a lot for your comment, we are pleased you had a nice time at Otavalo Market. Next time you visit Ecuador we hope we can help you with visit to other places in our beautiful country. Best regards Tierra de Fuego More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Interesting market, with everything from alpaca socks and blankets to trinkets and hammocks. Good way to spend an afternoon. Some great deals to be had. Offer half the asking price then have some fun negotiating to a price your happy with. Market is everyday but biggest on Saturday. Personally if you only want to see the market don't wait until... More 

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

hi guest, thanks a lot for your comment, we are pleased you enjoyed your time at Otavalo Market. Next time you visit our beautiful country it will be a pleasure to help you with other visits to other parts of our beautiful country. Best regards Tierra de Fuego. More 

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