Nestled in northern Ecuador’s Andean highlands, and surrounded by dramatic volcanoes, you’ll find the city of Otavalo. It is best known for its market – one of the most beautiful and popular in all of South America – where traditionally clad locals sell colourful textiles and handicrafts. During your stay, wake up at dawn to mingle with the crowd at the cattle market and experience the hustle and bustle as animals are traded. Next, head to the craft market to browse the beautiful rugs, pottery, ponchos and hammocks before enjoying a serene stroll to explore the city’s winding side streets, small squares, and handsome churches.
If you’ve got some time on your hands, venture beyond the city to discover the spectacular nature nearby, including Lake San Pablo and the Peguche waterfall which lie at the foot of Imbabura Volcano.
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