Ecuador is a country of craftsmen, where often the craft or art is handed down through the generations. There are many choices from open-air handicraft markets to American style malls in Quito and you can shop till you drop for Quito’s exquisite handicrafts.
Bargains are galore in Quito, mainly for alpaca goods (scarves, sweaters and blankets), colourful hand-woven wall hangings, the famous Panama hats, inexpensive silver, and Tagua ivory. Be spoilt for choice as you stroll through an array of shops selling products ranging from textiles, wood carvings, leather and ceramics.
If you want some truly authentic souvenirs of your South American trip, then this shopping excursion offers the finest selection of crafts from all over Ecuador