Cotacachi – Otavalo
Por Destino
1 day
By duration
Birdwatching, flora and fauna, Hiking and Mountain Climbing
By interest
Nivel Físico

Description: Private transport will take you to the shores of Lake Mojanda at an altitude of 3.700m (12.100ft). From there we start our climb (2 hours) through páramo grasslands to the top of Fuya Fuya Mountain (4.265m, 14.000ft). At the top we enjoy a snack and the stunning views of the Mojanda lakes and surrounding peaks like Imbabura, Cotacachi and Cayambe. Finally, we descend and drive back to Otavalo where lunch will be served.

Difficulty: moderate

Total Duration: ~6 hours

Note: Those who do not want to climb Fuya Fuya can alternatively explore the three lakes Caricocha, Huarmicocha and Yanacocha (option LCT-4a).

Tour Itinerary*

– 07:30 – meeting point Runa Tupari office in Otavalo (pick-up from Hotel in Otavalo is possible), drive to Mojanda Lakes (~40min)

– 08:15 – climb of Fuya Fuya mountain (~2 hours), rest at the top

– 11:00 – descend back to Lake Mojanda (~90min), drive to Otavalo

– 13:00 – lunch in Otavalo

– 14:00 – end of tour

*Given times are approximate times only. Starting times and order of activities may be changed due to weather conditions, clients´preferences and other reasons.

  • Guide,
  • transport,
  • accommodation,
  • lunch

Mandatory: good walking shoes, sun protection, fleece/warm layer, water (min. 1 liter, some fitness

Recommended: camera, binoculars, rain coat, acclimatization to altitude

Optional: hiking poles








45 US$

40 US$

35 US$

Prices are per person. Ecuadorian clients will be charged an additional 12% VAT.
Children under 2 years travel for free. Children 2-6 years pay half the price.

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