Pasochoa Forest Reserve, Quito
(4.7/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Visit Sunday, after five years of the last, this time as a couple without children, emergencies without limit of time or expectatvas... It was easy to reach, a paved road for about 8 km, from the Carter, little traffic and few visitors, making more charming walk, wine and company. The entrance is free, however there is an offer of services of people of the community, for food, drink, guide and crafts / memories. At the entrance there is pick up identity data, and then there is who addressed us to tell us of guide services, with a cost per journey, from 5 to 20 usd, although it is optional does not seem it, because he made us believe that it was the rate ahead of the senderro, already then had to brake and stop the service of the Guide.
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  • With family or friends, this quiet and relaxing place is ideal for a barbecue and picnic. Tables, benches and barbecue available space.
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  • If you like camping is an ideal and safe place with facilities and activities. It is close to Quito so spend a weekend there is very easy. It has areas for camping, for pic nic and marked paths for hiking.
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