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Guamote Indigenous Market


Day visit from Riobamba:

Yes, often done so.

Driving time from Riobamba:

More or less 1 hour per way.

What is it?

It is a traditional market located in the first big stop for the train on route between Riobamba and Alausi. Many people from the area gather there to sell and buy their groceries for the week and local healers appear between the croud to offer mystic solutions for physical problems. Best combined with other activity for the day, like the train ride from Riobamba to Alausi, or just at Alausi.

What can you do there?

Sightseeing.

Possible / Suggested Overnight Town:

Riobamba, Baños.