One of the most fascinating and unique things about Ecuador is its markets. Market day is a grand, colorful fiesta with hundreds of people buying and selling almost everything: food, hardware, clothing, tapestries, with most things made or produced locally. Vendors and buyers travel from kilometers around, in carts, on donkeys, on foot, or by truck to buy, sell or trade.
Somewhere, on any given day, there is sure to be a colorful market on display in some quaint town square. Many of these Ecuador markets can be easily explored from Quito on a day trip. There are many specialty markets, with towns renowned for their specific handicraft, such as Cotacachi for its leather goods, or Pujilí for it’s ceramics, or markets with a wide range of Indian goods like colorful Saquisilí, which includes an animal market. Explore these rich in culture markets and other Ecuador tourist attractions while on our Ecuador indian market tours from Enchanted Expeditions.
Visit a market, Salasaca Indian weavers, soak in the thermal springs at the foot of Tunguragua Mountain, and visit the cloud forest of the Pastaza River Canyon. Click here to learn more
Spend three days exploring the Imbabura province- visit Calderon, Otavalo, Cuicocha Crater Lake, Cotacachi and the Equatorial Monument Click here to learn more
Visit Calderon knows for its bread dough figures, San Pablo Lake, the famed Otavalo market, Cuicocha Crater Lake, and Cotacachi known for its leather crafts. Click here to learn more
Visit Otavalo and Pechugue known for their weavings, and Cotacachi known for its leather goods. When this tours is on a Saturday, visit the famed Otavalo Indian Market. Click here to learn more
Visit Cotopaxi National Park, home to the worlds highest active volcano, then the typical mountain market of Zumbahua, and on to Quilotoa Crater Lake Click here to learn more
Zumbahua is a typical mountain market where llamas and riding horses are traded. After the market, visit Quilotoa lake, which is a beautiful aquamarine-colored crater lake. Click here to learn more
Visit Cotopaxi National Park, home to the worlds highest active volcano then to a Market known for its ceramics and other arts and crafts. Click here to learn more
Visit Pujili Market, where many locals gather and is known for its ceramics. Enjoy lunch at a 300 year old Hacienda. Click here to learn more
Visit Cotopaxi National Park, home to the worlds highest active volcano then to Saquisili market for an authentic view of native life. Click here to learn more
Visit Saquisilí market which caters to the tourist whilst providing visitors with an authentic view of native life. Click here to learn more