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 ...
Tena is a beautiful town situated near the Amazon forest in Ecuador about five hours from Quito. In the past Tena was known as an important trading post during the colonial era. Today it is still an important commercial center and is also the capital of the Napo Province. Although there is a lot of commercial activity here the native people have continued to keep their local customs and ...
If you’re looking for a destination in Ecuador with a difference, Zamora might just be what you had in mind. With only about 16,000 people living in the entire Zamora-Chinchipe province, this is one of the most sparsely populated parts of the country. Zamora is the capital of this southeastern province and has the second highest population in Zamora-Chinchipe. Like many other Ecuadorian ...