Pasochoa Forest Reserve, Quito

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Take a relaxing hike through Pasochoa Forest Reserve, a protected cloud forest situated within an extinct volcanic crater. Five different trails of varying lengths and challenge levels ensure plenty of ways to access the biodiversity here, which includes 50 species of endemic Andean trees and wildlife such as foxes, deer, and mountain puma. Birdwatchers will find plenty to appreciate with over 100 avian species, many of them specific to Ecuadorian cloud forests. Bring a camera to capture the scenic backdrop of snowcapped mountains. Note that getting to the site is best in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Before you head to Quito, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Quito itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Quito has to offer, including Pasochoa Forest Reserve.
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  • The forest is quite nice, but you need to be fit if you want to walk; otherwise you can take the car until you get to El Mirador where you can enjoy the view. The time I went there it started raining ...  more »
  • The visit to the book Pasochoa is for lovers of the nature and that wish to know them forests cloud and its fauna very typical. There are variety of plants that were used by our ancestors for their use daily as the SOAP, the infinity of plants medicinal, etc.
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  • Walking down the trail to learn about exotic plants and amazing places that you look at and enjoy each step that you perform at that place is something indescribable, they need to know this amazing place that is very close to Quito
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