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Otavalo

3.9
Flea Markets · Waterfalls · Parks
An Andean market town that has done business its own way for hundreds of years, Otavalo has a largely indigenous population. Its market--one of the major attractions in Ecuador--features traditionally dressed locals selling handicrafts, the town meanwhile ticking at its own speed. Otavalo is well and truly on the backpacker map these days, but don't let the footfall put you off a visit. Surrounded by impressive volcanic peaks, plenty of the appeal of a trip to Otavalo lies in its picture-perfect aesthetics: the colors of the market, the idiosyncrasies of the locals' attire, and the peaks framing it all. Make sure you bring your camera. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Otavalo and add them to your vacation plans using our Ecuador road trip planner.
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Popular things to do in Otavalo

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Waterfall
Cascada de Peguche Peguche
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Flea Market
Otavalo Market
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Park
Condor Park
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Plaza De Los Ponchos Mercado
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Otavalo

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Water Body
Cuicocha Cotacachi
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
Laguna de Yahuarcocha Ibarra
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Landmark
Quitsato Cayambe
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Zoo
Zoológico de Quito Guayllabamba
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Otavalo

Gift & Specialty Shop
Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gift & Specialty Shop
Peguche Wasi
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
El Gran Condor
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
JJ Leathersmith
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Otavalo

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Nature / Park
El Lechero
3.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Architectural Building
Museo Otavalango
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Volcano
Volcan Imbabura
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
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Garden
Parque Bolivar
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Otavalo

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Church
Iglesia San Francisco
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Iglesia El Jordan
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Gruta y la Cruz del Socavon
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Religious Site
Santuario de San Luis
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Otavalo

Art Gallery
Galeria Gabriel Ceballos Ulloa
2.5
Duration: 2h 30 min