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

Description: Private transport will take you to the shores of the Great Mojanda Lake at an altitude of 3.700m (12.100ft). From there we start our hike (~4 hours), exploring the páramo grasslands of the area and their fascinating vegetation and wildlife. During the hike we will see the three lakes Caricocha, Huarmicocha y Yanacocha, as well as the peaks of Fuya-Fuya and Cerro Negro. Finally, we drive back to Otavalo where lunch will be served.

Difficulty: easy-moderate

Total Duration: ~7 hours

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 – start of hike (~4 hours)

– 12:15 – drive to Otavalo

– 13:00 – lunch in Otavalo

– 14:00 – end of tour

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

  • Guide,
  • private transport,
  • snack,
  • lunch

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

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

Optional: hiking poles







85 US$


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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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