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.
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.