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Quito City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off
"Take the city tour in Quito at your own pace while setting your own schedule with the system hop-on hop-off aboard the Quito Tour Bus. The double decker bus will allow you to see the tourist attractions of the north and center of the city and allow y restaurants and cafes. It is the principle area for entertainment in this zone. Continuing the journey at stop No.4 El Ejido - Craft Market where you will be able to find in a few blocks a colorful shopping experience which offers a great variety of crafts and s in close proximity you can visit the National Museum of Culture which exhibits Ecuadorian art from all its history. We continue to stop No.5 at the Contemporary Art Center where you can enjoy visual and digital art as well as other artistic expressio within a few short steps you can visit the government palace and the oldest cathedral in South America dating from the sixteenth century. The last stop No. 11 is at García Moreno Park located in front of the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church."""Enjoy a city tour of Quito at your own pace on board the Hop-on Hop-off. This is a great alternative to get to know the attractions of the north and center of the city though a system of hop-on hop-off which will allow you to jump off and on at any of the
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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour
"Explore the historic district of Quito and enjoy authentic Ecuadorian foods on this full-day tour! Begin your adventure on the cobblestone streets of Old Town Quito with your expert guide. Browse the central market where you'll see a variety of goods including roses exotic fruits and local vegetables.Then follow your guide to the heart of Old Town -- Independence Plaza. Walk around the plaza while admiring the impressive Independence Monument the Archbishop's Palace and the Government Palace. Learn about the significance of these buildings from your guide as you walk through the plaza.Next stop for lunch at a traditional Ecuadorian restaurant. From there head to the Monastery of San Francisco. This large
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Otavalo Day Trip from Quito: Craft Market and Parque Condor
"Meet your guide at a central meeting point in Quito and begin the 2-hour drive through the highlands of Imbabura province in northern Ecuador. Learn about its capital Otavalo and the resident Otavaleños a prosperous indigenous group. You’ll make stops at a number of sites just outside of Otavalo before concluding your experience at the town's sprawling handicraft market.Stretch your legs at San Pablo Lake (Lago San Pablo) which sits at the base of the dormant Imbabura Volcano at an elevation of 8000 feet (2
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Park El Ejido

The most popular park in the city is El Ejido at the limit of the old city and Mariscal. During the weekends all kinds of people gather here to spend a carefree day in its grassy surroundings....
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May 18, 2008

Labyrinthine Ipiales Market

The Ipiales market is one of those tight, partially indoor markets where you can really feel you're "not in Kansas anymore." Of course, there's little there for a traveler to buy, but the smells,...
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Sep 06, 2007

Shop for Otavalo textiles, Cotacachi leather

There are buses that you can ride to bring you to the market towns of Otavalo and Cotacachi. But since I already had a good driver and guide, I just asked him to bring me to these places. Note that...
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Jan 30, 2009

Weekend market at Parque El Ejido

This market is far superior to Otavalo IMHO (which was uber touristy, overpriced, low quality and NOT very kind or open to bargaining when I was there) - it has all the touristy trinkets you can want,...
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Jun 19, 2009

Mercado Central

Mercado Central is a good place to come to if you want to eat a cheap meal. There are several eateries serving traditional Ecuadorian food and fresh fruit juices in the market building. And of course...
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Feb 08, 2014

El Ejido Park craft market

I am writing this to counter the preceding review of this craft market. I visited it this past Saturday. On the sidewalks around El Ejido Park are stands selling paintings -- mostly art fair schlock...
Jun 05, 2012

El Ejido Craft Market

On weekends, El Ejido becomes the sight of a large outdoor market featuring handicrafts typical of Ecuador. Everything here is the typical sort of tourist souvenir that you might expect from the...
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Aug 19, 2010


It worth a stop by the central market and have an idea of the daily life. Downtown Quito and close to the main historic sites, I thing this is always a nice way to really know a place is to be going...
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Jan 08, 2016

Markets <br/><br/>Local towns that...

Markets Local towns that surround Quito offer markets any day of the week. The most famous, Otavalo, buzzes seven days a week, however, the best day to go is on Saturday. Artisans, weavers, and...
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Aug 25, 2002

Go around and visit the local market

The most colorful scenery - on different places in EcuadorPeople are selling handycrafts - and a deal is a deal !
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Apr 10, 2003
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"Quito - Capital of Ecuador"
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"A city among volcanoes"
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El Panecillo - La Virgen de Quito

El Panecillo is quite close to the city center so easy to get to. Don't go walking though! That's not so safe. The most special thing about going up here for me is that I finally had a good overview...
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