Part of the excitement of traveling to Ecuador is exploring the handiwork crafted by local artisans, and there is no better place to see and purchase local arts, crafts and clothing than at the markets in the small town of Otavalo. The markets are known worldwide for the handiwork of its indigenous people. Spend a Saturday in the city’s Plaza de Ponchos, a weekly market offering a broad array of jewelry, wood and stone carvings, as well as woven clothing. Experience Otavalo and purchase a memento to take the culture home with you!