Markets in Latin America
Colourful markets, found all over Latin America but particularly in the Andean countries, are a great place to stop off, bargain for souvenirs, and see local life. Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Mexico and Guatemala are among the countries which offer the best markets. Handicrafts, particularly textiles, do vary in pattern and style from village to village and country to country. Hammocks can be found all over South and Central America but Mexico offers some of the best. Good quality weaving can be found in many of the villages in Guatemala and Ecuador. For alpaca goods and brightly coloured ponchos, rugs and throws, visit some of the many markets in Peru.
Most markets open on specific days.
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Here are some sample itineraries that feature markets:
- Bolivia - La Paz, Sucre, Potosí, Amboró and Santa Cruz
View details. This 14 day itinerary visits La Paz, Sucre, Potosí, Cochabamba, Amboró and Santa Cruz.
- Ecuador - Quito, Cotopaxi and Devil's Nose Train
View details. This 14 day itinerary visits Quito, Otavalo and the Northern Sierra, Cotopaxi and the Southern Sierra, Cuenca and Ingapirca.
- El Salvador - a close encounter with nature, history and coffee
View details. This 10 day itinerary visits San Salvador, Suchitoto, El Imposible National Park, coffee region .
- Honduras/Guatemala - Antigua, Chichi, Xela, Copán, Pico Bonito and Bay Islands
View details. This 15 day itinerary visits Antigua, Chichicastenango, Quetzaltenango, Copán, Pico Bonito, Roatan.
- Mexico Self-drive: Oaxaca, Mérida, Chichén-Itzá, Isla Holbox and the Riviera Maya
View details. This 15 day itinerary visits Mexico City, Oaxaca, Mérida, Chichén-Itzá, Isla Holbox, Riviera Maya.
- Peru Family Adventure - activity and culture
View details. This 10 day itinerary visits Lima, Cusco and the Sacred Valley.