Peguche Waterfall, Peguche

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Stroll down a cobblestone path and through lush green vegetation to see Peguche Waterfall. This 18 m (50 ft) waterfall serves as an indigenous ceremonial site, where locals carry out traditional rituals a few days prior to their sun and harvest celebration. The water flowing down this waterfall starts at the foothills of the Imbabura volcano and then travels downstream by the river Peguche after falling off the overhang here. Look for the hummingbirds, owls, small snakes, frogs, lizards, and rabbits that make up the local wildlife. Our Otavalo visit planner makes visiting Peguche Waterfall and other Otavalo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Very nice place where one can relax being surrounded by beautiful nature. Check the shaman place nearby the waterfall. There are also couple of restaurants with food and drink.  more »
  • One of the many waterfalls visitors to Ecuador are able to see. This one has fairly easy access and is close to the town of Otavalo. Worth the stop if you are in the area.  more »
  • The waterfall is very nice. The area is clean and in good repair. The trail is cobblestone so not made for wheelchairs, but there were several couples there with strollers. Very tranquil; lots of tree...  more »

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