Saturday morning is when the Farmers Market happens in Otavalo. A very interesting part of this is the weekly Animal Market - don’t miss it. It is basically over by early afternoon so go early and you have plenty of time for the handcrafts and produce market later. Here animals are bought and sold. This is an actual market for the locals living in the villages and valleys around Otavalo. Most tourists just stay in town and go to the handcrafts and food market, so you will not see many tourists. But the sights are great. The noise, sounds and for sure the smell you will not forget quickly. It is very hard to show in a few minutes what you can experience for two hours or more. Only about 6 or 7 blocks from the centre of town.