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Hiking around Cuicocha Lake

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1 Day
Otavalo city
Cuicocha
Min Age : 8+
Max People : Ilimited

Hiking around Cuicocha Lake

Tour Details

Cuicocha (Kichwa: Kuykucha, “guinea pigs lake” or Kuychikucha, “rainbow lake”) is a caldera 3 km (2 miles) wide and a crater lake at the foot of the Cotacachi volcano in the Western Cordillera of the Ecuadorian Andes. Hiking around Cuicocha Lake

Cuicocha Lake forms the southern tip of the Cotacachi-Cayapas National Park. During the second day of the Inti Raymi (or sun Festival) every summer solstice, the indigenous shamans use Cuicocha as a bath for ritual cleansing and purification.

Fot to walking around the Cuicocha lagoon we leave at 7:30 am from Otavalo or a specified address.

After 30 minutes by transportation we will arrive at the entrance to the National Park and then our guide will begin with the explanation of the flora and fauna of the place and as we walk we will have a panoramic view from the different viewpoints of this Crater Lake.

After 4 or 5 hours of walking, the transport will pick you up to take you to the Cotacachi city where we will enjoy a delicious lunch and then have free time to visit the city.

In the afternoon return to Otavalo and end of services.

Departure & Return Location

Otavalo city(Google Map)

Departure Time

at 7h30 am

Price Includes

  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Lunch

Price Excludes

  • Additional beverages and snaks
  • Tips

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
Itinerary

07h30amDeparture from Otavalo

Our transportation will take us to the entrance of the Cotacachi Cayapas National Park.

08h00amHiking around Cuicocha Lake

The guide will give a brief talk about the National Park, and we will begin the walk around Crater Lake with breathtaking views of the unique landscape of this place. We will finish the hiking after 4 or 5 hours.

13h00pmTransportation to Cotacachi city and Lunch

Luego de la caminata avanzaremos a la ciudad de Cotacachi donde tendremos un apetitoso almuerzo. Ademas tendremos tiempo para visitar las tiendas de articulos de cuero.

14h30pmReturn to Otavalo

Departure to Otavalo and end of services.

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