This is a great day trip from Quito if you are at the end of your trip and are interested in buying some presents for home.
The market is large and there are lots of lovely things to buy. Also you can barter for the price, which is expected. On the same trip we also went to Cotacachi which has fantastically cheap leather goods.
Any travel agency in Quito will arrange a day trip. Be careful of cost though, we paid U$39 for the trip, someone on the same trip with us was charged U$59.
Any travel agency in Quito will arrange a day trip. Be careful of cost though we paid U$39 for the trip, someone on the same trip with us was charged U$59.
If you're in the area, make the time to visit this brilliant market, which takes over the town centre and the surrounding streets.
You'll find something for everybody here, from ceramics to jewellery to textiles and meat 'delicacies' you'd probably never wish to try - remember to take your camera too!
2 hours from Quito, so can be done as a day trip.
Worth staying a few nights though, to explore the surrounding area, including the volcano, Cotopaxi.
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