Otavalo was our favorite stop in mainland Ecuador. One highlight was a one day tour we did with a company called Runa Tupari to tour some indigenous communities and see people making handicrafts to sell at markets. One woman was weaving mats from totora plants.

Totora PlantTotora Weaving Otavalo

At another stop a couple made scarves and shawls from Alpaca wool.


We also were very intrigued by the food market. It was filled with locals, very colorful and fragrant.

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