Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve, Ecuador

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#69 of 124 in Wildlife in Ecuador
Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve is located in Ecuador. Plan to visit Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Quito attractions using our Quito vacation planner.
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  • This is an amazing and beautiful location. It is moderate to difficult walk depending on you ability, it is undulating with some steep but not lengthy up hills. Worth it as the views all around and ov...  more »
  • A wonderful site out in nature surrounded by beauty. The trail up and up around the rim of the former volcano overlooks a stunning lake and has many beautiful flowers. The views across the plains also...  more »
  • The reserve's giant, the trail that skirts the lagoon has 14 km with the course which lasts 5 hours of walking. There is the possibility to make smaller trails. The place is beautiful, the pond is amazing and has a wonderful legend about volcanoes that fall in love. Perfect for those who enjoy hiking trails, breath-taking views. It's worth it!
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