Tour Otavalo Indian Market in Ecuador

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This is a journey to one of the most famous Indian markets in South America. Although the busiest market day is Saturday, there is a wide range of wares throughout the week in the “Plaza de los Ponchos”.

An Otavalo Indian Market tour in Ecuador is a feast for the senses. You’ll have a cultural experience like no other. Every aspect of the market celebrates the country’s rich culture, from the vibrant, colorful textiles to the mesmerizing sounds of traditional music.

If you prefer private experiences, you’ll be happy to know that private tours are offered daily, while shared tours occur on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Regardless of the day you visit, as soon as you enter the market, you are enveloped in a whirlwind of activity.

About Otavalo Market

The very famous Otavalo Indian Market is considered the finest and most well-known fair on the continent.

It’s a lovely spot to pick up a gift for a loved one or grab a souvenir or two. Pick up a woven shawl, a beautiful blanket, handmade jewelry, pottery, and more. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the quality, creativity, and craftsmanship!

In addition to the unique products, the people at the Otavalo market are incredibly welcoming and love sharing their heritage with visitors. You’ll learn about the history and symbolism behind the items, and they’ll even show you how to wear some of the clothing pieces.


Full Day


Private or Shared Basis


Daily (private), Tuesday & Saturday (shared)


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Otavalo Indian Market Tour Itinerary

Heading To The Otavalo Ecuador Market

You will enjoy a cultural day 2 hours north of Quito during an Otavalo market tour. Early in the morning we drive north through the Panamerican Highway. During the trip, you can observe the most stunning Ecuadorian Andes Landscapes.

Cross Cayambe And Drive To San Pablo Lake

Then we will cross Cayambe surrounded by the heavily cultivated pastures of old haciendas where one of the most famous varieties of cheese and salty biscuits are waiting for us. Go on driving to Stop in San Pablo Lake, the entrance of the Imbabura province.

On Otavalo tours, there are many stunning sights to see, and this picturesque natural wonder will take your breath away. With its crystal-clear waters reflecting the surrounding mountain peaks, San Pablo Lake is a true oasis of tranquility. So be sure to take a moment and unwind as you admire its beauty.

Otavalo Tour Of The Village

Arrive at Otavalo village, where the people are considered the most ambitious and wealthy merchants in Ecuador. Here you can shop for textiles, weavings, sweaters, belts and bargain with the colorful and industrious natives.

Touring the Otavalo village in Ecuador is undoubtedly a magical experience, where you can immerse yourself in the rich culture. As you stroll along the cobblestone streets and admire the colorful buildings, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to another place and time.

The village is home to a vibrant indigenous community, the Otavaleños. They are renewed for their stunning textiles and handicrafts. So get ready to be amazed as you watch skilled artisans weaving intricate patterns and creating colorful ponchos.

The people in the village are warm, kind-hearted, and eager to share their traditions and way of life. You can sample traditional cuisine, learn about local customs and beliefs, and more. An Otavalo village tour is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Village of Cotacachi

Then we will visit the village of Cotacachi, famous for the quality of leather goods at unbelievable prices. There are several shops along the main streets.

The Village of Cotacachi in Ecuador is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Its picturesque streets are lined with shops, colonial-style buildings, and stunning views. You can see the surrounding Andes mountains and some of Ecuador’s famous volcanoes from the town – it’s a sight to behold!

If you’re hoping to pick up a new leather bag or high-quality shoes, you can easily find high-quality, handmade items. The area is renowned for its leather goods, after all. Beyond its good reputation with leather goods, Cotacachi boasts a rich cultural heritage.

The village is home to indigenous communities, who preserve their traditional way of life through music, art, and dance. With its blend of beautiful scenery, skilled craftsmanship, and rich traditions, Cotacachi is a place that will leave you longing to return. So if you’re seeking an authentic experience, this village tour is sure to capture your heart.

Return to Quito

After a fun-filled experience on your Ecuador Otavalo Market tour, it’s time to return home.

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