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Market day on Thursday filled with indigenous people dressed in bright colors

This was a farmers market filled with fresh produce, many booths selling goods to the locals, not... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Ann H
,
La Mirada, California
wonderful experience

make sure you stop in Guamote for 2 nights and enjoy the wonderful Thursday market. Choose Inti... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
tinekedoornbosch
,
Perth, Canada
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

This was a farmers market filled with fresh produce, many booths selling goods to the locals, not to mention the bright colors of clothing people were wearing as they wandered around and shopped for the week. A great place to sit and people watch as...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 30 April 2017

make sure you stop in Guamote for 2 nights and enjoy the wonderful Thursday market. Choose Inti Sisa as your place to overnight.

Thank tinekedoornbosch
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Fantastic if you like to see thousands of locals dressed in beautiful colourful traditional clothing, going about their own business on market day (Thursday). We were the only tourists in town and we definitely looked odd compared to the locals. We encountered lots of friendly...More

Thank Englishtravelfanatic
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had an overnight stay here at Hotel Inti Sisa (literally the ONLY place to stay). Lucky for us, we were here on market day. Not so lucky for our driver who had a challenge navigating the narrow streets crammed with sheep, wagons and people...More

Thank luckyslr
Reviewed 19 August 2016

They had everything you could think of! The people were really kind. I tried some of the food, and it was delicious. The women all wore beautiful hats, and they had a lot for sale as well. You could walk for hours. It was a...More

Thank KellyPenelope
Reviewed 13 June 2016

A great market, completely non-touristy but with extraordinary sights, also in the animal markets. Everything imaginable is tradedhere, from guinea pigs to potato sacks to hats and agricultural instruments.

1  Thank Pieter M
Reviewed 4 April 2016

My wife and I were traveling around Ecuador and have seen many markets. I think that this ranks at the top for the markets that we have seen so far.

Thank Johnny P
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

A great place to visit to see indigenous people in a local market. It is spread over several streets and squares. Great to wander and look at the wide variety of goods on sale. The animal market is very special - we saw Guinea pigs,...More

Thank Gill12013
Reviewed 28 February 2016

This is a real market...mix with the locals. It is not for the tourist though you are welcome...Great experience...Authentic experience.

1  Thank GEEOZ
Reviewed 21 February 2016

After having been to the market in Otavolo I thought I knew what I was in for with Guamote but I couldn't have been more wrong. The sheer volume of people can be completely overwhelming. Though everyone is kind and willing to haggle with you...More

1  Thank Deborah Q
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