- Sierra (Andes)
The small mountain town of Otavalo is perhaps most renowned because of the famous market that has been established here. People from all over the world come to see the striking array of hand crafted goods that are available in this local market every year. What makes the market so special? Well, none of the hand crafted goods available here are commercialized versions of true original ...
In 2004 Ecuador imported approximately US $7.56 billion of services and goods from the United States and the United States purchased approximately US $4.20 billion of Ecuadorian exports. Importing from Ecuador depends largely upon the destination country. The United States is the primary market for Ecuadorian exports as well as Ecuador's largest supplier of imports.
BanosBanos is located in the middle of the Andes Mountains, it is the perfect place for relaxation while you are exploring the beautiful Andes Highlands. It is well known for its hot springs and picturesque landscapes. There are many ways to enjoy this beautiful region, such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and also whitewater river rafting.
Excavations in Ecuador have revealed pieces of pottery with the imprint of woven textile on them. It is apparent that yarn was spun on spindles and spun into cloth even during the time of the Incas. Textiles obviously were of great importance in Ecuador and have been since then.