Galapagos PRO Recommends: Hike Cuicocha Lagoon

Tour/Activity in Otavalo, Ecuador

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Hike the gorgeous Cuicocha Lagoon

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Cuicocha Lagoon

Galapagos PRO recommends: This excursion should not be missed in your Ecuador experience.

Cuicocha Lagoon is one of the most beautiful lagoons of Ecuador, located at the foot of the Cotacachi volcano near Otavalo, at 3000m abover sea level. This beautiful body of water is part of the Reserva Ecologica Cotacachi-Cayapas nature reserve, and a complete hike at around the lagoon takes around 4-5 hours. We strongly recommend bringng your camera! You can also take a half-hour boat trip. In the middle of the Cuicocha lagoon, there are two legendary islands that were created by volcanic eruptions long ago.

Note: We recommend booking this excursion with a nature guide. But you can also go on your own.

This activity is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

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Wildlife & Nature