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Laguna Cuicocha, Ecuador
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Cuicocha lake should be in one of your list for activities outside Quito. Easy hiking path, with outstanding vistas. I arranged a cab from Quito. At the entrance, you need to provide info to the ranger. Bring your passport number. Hiking trail is in the garden, next to tourist
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To get there from Otavalo, simply take a bus going to Quiroga, and get of at "el parque" (tell the controler you want to catch a taxi for Cuicocha). From Quiroga's Parque to Cuicocha, taxi cost 5$. Once arrived, you just have to give your passport details and the adventure
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It can be done in 4 hours if your are fit or up to 7 hours if you take the parents-in-law along. Don't forget that it's at height. Imbabura is 2500 give or take and then you are hiking up some steep inclines. The view of the double island and the blue lake is nice and the path
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The hike around the lake is beautiful and varied (I took more photos here than anywhere else I visited in Ecuador). It can be a tough hike, particularly if you’re not used to hiking at high elevations. But it is a wonderful experience with mountains, views of farmland, the lake
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As with many National parks in Ecuador, entrance is free. Plenty of free parking and a few shops, 1 restaurant, and bathrooms located near the overlook of the lake. I highly recommend the $4 PP 20 min boat ride.
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