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Laguna Cuicocha, Otavalo

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Densely forested mounds and volcanoes rise out of scenic Laguna Cuicocha, lending it a serene atmosphere. Many hiking trails and nature spots surround the hazy blue lake and provide ample viewing opportunities of the surrounding scenery, colorful wildflowers, and local bird population. The trails are best traveled clockwise, as the opposite direction is largely uphill. Using our online itinerary creator, Otavalo attractions like Laguna Cuicocha can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Last Sunday, my son and I went to Cuicocha, we did not hike much because we arrived too late and it went too sunny and windy. The view is spectacular from any angle. We found a large number of species...  more »
  • This is a beautiful spot to eat lunch, take a boat ride around the island, or a long hike aroound the rim, with incredible views. The lake is at approximately 10,000 ft., so take your time if not used...  more »
  • The laguna is pretty and the hike around it allows beautiful views of it and the surroundings. If you get lucky you can see the Cayambe in the far distance, which makes for an awesome Panorama (most o...  more »