The small town Otavalo, located a two-hour drive from Quito, is notable for the brilliant textiles that can be found at its world famous Indian handicraft market. Today we visit this typical Indian town where you see families in their traditional colourful garb and speaking Quichua. Enjoy a unique variety of handicrafts offered in this lively, giant market. The indigenous Otavaleños have achieved economic prosperity as a result of their skill in weaving. Here we find a tremendous variety of designs in belts, tapestries, blankets, bags and ponchos among other items, any one of them perfect as a gift back home. So practice your negotiation skills and shop, with the scenic peaks of the Imbabura, Cotacachi and Mojanda Volcanoes as your background.