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. For Peguche Waterfall and beyond, use our Otavalo vacation generator to get the most from your Otavalo vacation.
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  • August 14, 2017
    You have to improve the infrastructure, and the place is dirty and careless. The waterfall is beautiful, but you need to Polish many details
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  • August 13, 2017
    This waterfall is tucked away in the cool realm of the rain forest. The path leading to the waterfall was hand laid with rock. The smell of eucalyptus allows for a serene experience. It was a national...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The Cascada de Peguche is accessible from Otavalo on foot. If you want out of the city, would like to be a little bit in the Green and 2-3 hours time has there to go well there. However, is not a spectacle. We wanted to add a little more movement and nature before we take the bus to Quito, for the outing was suitable. There is a restaurant and an institution with traditional medicine, offering sweat therapy etc.. Something bizarre, too bad about the beautiful scenery.
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