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Address: Ave. Amazonas N23-23 y Veintimilla, Otavalo, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-250-1418
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Activities: Shopping
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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Worth the visit to otavalo!

Huge market with great diversity of items sold. Expect pig heads right next to a stall for nicely woven ear warmers. You are welcomed with loughs and a smile practically... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

After 2 months of traveling through Peru and Ecuador I was hoping to get the majority of my souvenir/gift shopping done at the Otavalo market...man was I wrong. 95% of the products were cheap, machine made and not worth the bargaining time. I guess if you've never been to a Latin American mercado you might find it enjoyable...but overall there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Worth the trip to see the colours and range of stuff for sale from puppies to Panama hats. Just do not buy weaving without comparing to the high quality stuff available from local master weavers such as Miguel Andrango

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I took the tour with this tour operator and was the best experience I could take, great service and deal

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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Huge market with great diversity of items sold. Expect pig heads right next to a stall for nicely woven ear warmers. You are welcomed with loughs and a smile practically everywhere. Great place for nice tourist items such as hats and scarfs and so. To our surprise haggling is not so much a thing here as it normally is in... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is the biggest crafts market I've ever been to. It had pretty much every type of souvenir you're able to find in Ecuador, all at pretty standard prices for the country. It's worth a look, especially if you're actually looking to buy something to remember your trip to Ecuador by.

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Quito, Ecuador
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We took a day trip to the Otavolo Market from our hotel in Quito. Most of the items at the market are fairly redundant and did not look authentic. A lot of the items actually looked like they were mass produced and brought to the market to sell. The cost of transportation to the market is quite expensive and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Prepare to negotiate, and have fun. Some great finds here, as we've travelled all over South America (5 countries in 5 months so far). Hands down, best market / deals we've seen entirely.

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New City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This town has to be explored over the course of a few hours, or you'll miss everything great about it. You might spend a lot of time shopping, but you should spend most of your time exploring from the furthest points of this town, to the innermost points. Most of the people with me were pissed that they had not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you can make it Otavalo a day or two before Saturday and see how much the market expands on Sat you will be amazed! Make sure you bargain for a good price but don't be a jerk and be too cheap, they need to make a little money too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

On the way from Zuleta to airport, stopped here for shopping souvenir. Went to the market in Quito that was nice, but the price here is way better. A lot of vendors to explore, similar things you find in Quito and Galapagos. It was a good decision to stop here on a way to airport for shopping on a last... More 

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