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Otavalo is situated at an altitude of 2550 metres in the north Andes, 145km north of Quito. It is a medium sized town with a population of almost 50 000. In the vicinity there are several volcanoes and the mountain slopes are fertile
Most tourists visit Otavalo for the famous Saturday market, but there are other things to see or do in and around Otavalo. There is an Anthropological Museum, A Condor Park outside the town and also outside the town there is a magical tree, El Lechero. The hiking is supposed to be good around Otavalo and you can visit several villages to learn about the traditions in the villages and craft being made, weaving, wood carvings and leather work. I am one of those tourists who only visited Otavalo for the market though, on a daytrip from Quito.
Otavalo Saturday market is said to be the larges handicraft market in South America with lots of craftsmen coming to... more travel advice
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