Luxury Travel to the Otavalo, Ecuador

Find out why Otavalo, Ecuador is world famous

Explore the Otavalo Market on Your Terms

In the age of standardized mass production, the artisan products of Otavalo, Ecuador’s main market, made using time-honored techniques honed over centuries, are a real treat.

ecuador-otavalo-description-01Since pre-Inca times, the villagers from the region have brought their handmade products to this small city to barter and sell, and – perhaps most importantly – socialize. Nowadays, both traditionally dressed Otavaleños and other indigenous people from the neighboring hill villages still come here to sell their goods. Whether you’re on an Ecuador luxury tour with your other half or on an Ecuador family trip with the kids, the market makes for an entertaining and enlightening excursion.

ecuador-otavalo-description-03It’s a colorful and loud affair with a carnival-like atmosphere. With exquisite geometric weavings, baby-soft alpaca scarves and brightly colored clothing as well as painstakingly produced woodcarvings and paintings, you’ll have to summon vast reserves of will power to refrain from making a purchase.

Otavalo, Ecuador is well-known for its superb textiles, which are woven on back-strap and shuttle looms. If you want to see the weavers at work or learn more about the processes, Kuoda can arrange for you to visit a local artisan workshop where hats, straw mats and knitted sweaters are produced by hand.

Otavalo is just two hours outside of Quito and a visit here can be easily included on custom Ecuador tour. Save time to see the surrounding countryside while you’re here; the volcanic peaks are peppered with archaeological sites, such as mounds, pyramids and temples.

Make the Most of Your Time in Otavalo, Ecuador

Like all of our tours, these are just suggestions to complement your customized itinerary to Ecuador.
We welcome you to check out some of the cultural, culinary, artistic, ethnic treasures that abound Otavalo and its surrounding landscape.

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Sample Itineraries Including Otavalo Tours

Private Ecuador tour exploring Cotopaxi and the Avenue of Volcanoes

Ecuador & the Avenue of Volcanoes


This private tour to Ecuador sample itinerary focuses on the culturally rich and less-often explored Ecuadorean countryside. Start your trip in Quito, Ecuador’s dynamic …

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Customized Itinerary exploring the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador

Luxury Galapagos Trip


Travel between mainland Ecuador and the animal-packed Galapagos archipelago with this luxury tour of Ecuador. Wander around the breathtaking high-altitude capital of Quito …

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Other Destinations in Ecuador

Still looking for inspiration? Ignite your travel bug by reading more about Kuoda’s destinations.
If that whets your wanderlust and you’re keen to find out more, reach out to our travel experts.
They can respond to your questions, queries and qualms about luxury travel in Bolivia, Ecuador and/or Peru.

Why Kuoda?

Most vacation memories quickly dissipate in the face of routine, but remarkable travel experiences hover in the back of the mind forever. With Kuoda’s private tours to Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru, we create meaningful memories that stick…


Whether traveling on your own or with family and friends, a trip with Kuoda will never come short of being 100% personalized.
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