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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  • When I visited on a Saturday the waterfalls were overrun very. The trappings is nothing here from my point of view, and is more geared towards tourists.
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  • Peguche is a beautiful park only a 5 minute bus ride from Otavalo. There are lots of trails to walk on, a swimming hole, craft vendors, Inca museum, food vendors and more, besides the waterfall. There...  more »
  • Made a quick stop after shopping in Otavalo. Very nice spot to walk around and relax. Would love to go back with more time and maybe to camp.  more »

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