Print this trip dossier

Journey Latin America asks you to accept cookies for performance and social media purposes. We use cookies on our website to personalise content, evaluate website traffic and enhance performance. You can delete or restrict cookies via your web browser. To get more information about these cookies and the processing of your personal data see our Cookie Policy. Do you accept these cookies and the processing of personal data involved? Find out more


Avenue of the Volcanoes: Visit a traditional Andean market

Visit Us

Visit a traditional Andean market

In isolated highland regions, village markets are the lifeblood of the local community. They are liveliest in the hours just after dawn, when indigenous farmers and traders in traditional costume arrive by the busload, laden down with fresh produce or livestock to sell and awaiting the latest gossip from neighbouring villages.

This is an unspoilt and authentic part of Ecuador where local markets continue to be a focal point for trade between outlying hamlets. There is little for tourists to buy, but therein lies the appeal – rather than haggling for souvenirs you'll witness a timeworn socioeconomic dynamic in play, watch oblivious crowds of llamas being bought and sold, and gain a fascinating insight into Ecuador's rural life.

 

Our holidays including Visit a traditional Andean market

View all holidays
river pastaZA

Self-drive Ecuador: The back roads of the Andes

Private journey

10 days from £2,664pp

tren crucero ave of the volcanoes

Ecuador by train and Galapagos cruise

Private journey

14 days from £6,655pp

Ecuadorian Andes

Active Ecuador: Andean hikes and Cotopaxi volcano

Private journey

9 days from £3,348pp

San Cristobal

Ecuador's Andes and Galapagos Islands hop

Private journey

12 days from £3,094pp

Cotopaxi volcano

Visit Cotopaxi National Park

Ride the Devil

Ride the Devil's Nose railway


Quilotoa loop

Hike the Quilotoa Loop

Chimbirazo hike

Chimborazo volcano adventure

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Tailor-made holiday

Speak to an expert Travel Consultant or send us your enquiry today.

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for over 37 years.
We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Articles you may like

Browse our inspiration area of the site. It's packed with insider travel tips, Top5s, competitions, events, recipes and holiday ideas for Central and South America sure to whet your travel appetite.

More inspiration

Sign up to our newsletter

Sign up to our twice monthly newsletter and be the first to know about our latest news, offer and competitions.

Thank you for sign up

Error for sign up

Share this Page

Social share page will open in new window

Send a friend

reCaptcha_try_again

Page Full Path: /sitecore/content/JLA/Home/destinations/ecuador/places-to-visit/avenue-of-the-volcanoes/things-to-do/visit-a-traditional-andean-market

Page ID: {43BCA43F-FD5F-496F-A4AD-DE901F46F081}

Page Name: visit-a-traditional-andean-market

Page Display Name: Visit a traditional Andean market

Page Template Name: T012-Activity

Page Template ID: {1C3DC5E2-9625-40B4-8DA8-8DE959FA4ADF}

Parent ID: {F2CF0112-72CF-4303-B34B-010D35214E00}

Parent Name: things-to-do

Parent Display Name: Things to do

Parent Template Name: T006-ThingsToDo-Place

Parent Template ID: {C7611AAD-8D6F-4D65-A35B-1EDD0CF924B0}