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Customer Travel Tips for Otavalo

84% Avg. city rating Rated by 49 customers

Activities / excursions 89%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 92%

Chilling out / relaxing 86%

Getting around / public transport 86%

Sightseeing 85%

Culture 88%

Nightlife / partying 60%

Value for money 86%

Customer Travel Tips for Otavalo

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73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating


24 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Go on saturday

Liked: Condor park and animal market

Disliked: No

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


18 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Go to lago cuicocha and the market, those are the most important things to see.

Liked: If you roam a little outside of the city you will be surrounded by the most beautiful scenery and nature sites.

Disliked: Besides the bit market in the city center, which is definitely a must see and do, there isn't much else to do or see in the city.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
82% Avg. rating


24 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the lagune!

Liked: Market and the lagune

Disliked: The other Turists!

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


28 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Stay for more than just the markets!

Liked: Great town with so much more to do than markets. Beautiful hikes, waterfalls, a condor park. We booked for one night and stayed 3

Disliked: Stuff closes early

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


17 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Take an airplane

Liked: See above

Disliked: The road to otavalo

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating


28 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: If you stay at hostal chasqui, ask for a balcony room and you can see the animals being walked down the street to the market on Saturday morning

Liked: Lots of hiking in area

Disliked: Not really

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
82% Avg. rating


23 May 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Get out and see the surrounding area

Liked: It was cute

Disliked: Lots of stray dogs

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


19 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Visit the market on Sat

Liked: The market on Saturday

Disliked: n.a

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
82% Avg. rating


16 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Endeavor to visit the Condor-Raptor rehabilitation park outside Otavalo, which is run by a dedicated European.

Liked: the market

Disliked: The closing of several good restaurants, and the increasing number of fast-food restaurants.

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 80%
67% Avg. rating


02 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: enjoy market

Liked: Saturday market especially animal market

Disliked: Every stores close early at night

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


01 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: try to spend at least one night or more rather than just come for a day trip. Many things to see and do in the surrounding area.

Liked: great market; indigenous culture predominates

Disliked: no

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


30 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: You might plan on one day or two, but be pleasantly surprised. Many of the visitors loved the hostel and all the surrounding activities that they extended their trips by days and even up to a week. We were happy we came the day before the "big" Saturday market. If we hadn't already made plans for another town ,we would have extended 2 or 3 more days ourselves!

Liked: Culture; shopping; restaurants. The people!

Disliked: Negotiating with taxi cab drivers. After many years of travel around the world you would think one would get use to it. Not me. I could do without it.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


28 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the Laguna Cuicocha!

Liked: The Laguna Cuicocha was amazingly beautiful and nice walk. The markets were also great and the people really lovely and friendly!

Disliked: No.

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


23 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: none

Liked: waterfall

Disliked: no

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


08 Mar 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Don't wait until Friday afternoon to retrieve cash from an ATM.

Liked: The people

Disliked: No

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


17 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Get up early for the animals on Saturday!

Liked: We just came for the market. The animal market was great. Food market had delicious roast pigs and lots of goodies to buy at the market

Disliked: No

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


01 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Go there on Friday and enjoy Saturday market fully.

Liked: People still live in tradition and people treat us not tourists but same as people who live there. I really could relax during my stay there.

Disliked: Nothing

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 100%
71% Avg. rating


28 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Goto live animal market and and the bird rescue park

Liked: Live animal market

Disliked: Some of the tacky rubbish on sale at markets

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


20 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: visit the tourist ifo centre for info on local culture

Liked: colourful people in native dress

Disliked: no

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


04 Sep 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Saturday is the best day.

Liked: People, nature, mercado :)

Disliked: Cold in the nights

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84% Avg. city rating Rated by 49 customers

Activities / excursions 89%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 92%

Chilling out / relaxing 86%

Getting around / public transport 86%

Sightseeing 85%

Culture 88%

Nightlife / partying 60%

Value for money 86%

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