Otavalo - Famous Indigenous Market in Ecuador

Famous Indigenous Market in Ecuador

Sat, 29 May
Otavalo Imbabura province , Otavalo, Ecuador
50 mins

About the tour

Otavalo is located approximately two hours north from Quito in Imbabura province. Surrounded by beautiful mountains like the Imbabura and the Cotacachi, the small city of Otavalo is the gathering place for hundreds of merchants where they come together to sell handicrafts, woven clothes, and musical instruments. As one of the largest indigenous markets in South America on Saturdays if you have the chance to see on this day do it!, if you can't on saturdays you will have the same staff but less people no worries! Otavalo brings together more than 500 different artisans and merchants that sell diverse products, ranging from alpaca sweaters to charangos (miniature guitar-like instruments native to Latin America), and other interesting artifacts. Come with me to buy someting at the "Plaza de los Ponchos"!

Meet your local guide


We call her Stefy as the people call her in Ecuador. Stefy is a very enthusiastic lover of the culture of her country. She has been a certified tour guide for more than six years, and she knows all about its history, culture, archeology, nature, and animals. Prepare to smile as we discover the country of the four worlds in one: Ecuador.

Stefy has been guiding since Jul 2015

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Otavalo with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Otavalo. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide’s hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

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