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Peguche Waterfall

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Address: Peguche, Otavalo 100451, Ecuador
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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US$74.57*
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Private Day Tour: Otavalo Condor Park Plus Cotacachi or Peguche Waterfall
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US$60.50*
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Otavalo Tour with Quito Tour Bus
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US$238.00*
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Private Full-Day Tour to Cochasqui, Otavalo and Peguche form Quito

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Impressive waterfalls very close to Otavalo

The Peguche waterfalls are located 15 minutes' drive from central Otavalo, and are popular with local people. The car-park costs US$1, but entrance is free (a donation is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Peguche Waterfall was my favorite spot in Otovalo. It is a short walk from my hotel. This is a great place for families, picnics and easy hiking. From Otovalo, older hikers may want to take a taxi to the falls. Taxis are $2--$3. A short walk away are the beautifully painted steps to a native village.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Peguche waterfalls are located 15 minutes' drive from central Otavalo, and are popular with local people. The car-park costs US$1, but entrance is free (a donation is requested). The falls are about 20 metres high and create a lot of spray, so a rain-jacket is useful if you want to get close. There are areas for hiking, camping and... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short hike to a magnificent waterfall with observation views from both sides. The walk is easy and a wooden bridge crosses over the river to offer access to both sides.

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Castro Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a few hours walking around in this nice park close to Otavalo. While the waterfall itself is very nice, and so is the ~ 20 min walk through the woods to it, there are several other things to do in this park. We spent some time at a restaurant with an open stove, looking as if it was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to walk to the attraction from Otavalo. It is around 50 minutes walk along the rail track skirting the town. The attraction itself is free to enter although you are invited to make a donation when you register your details at the entry point. There are a number of shops selling the usual handicrafts, there are also food... More 

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Beausejour, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely walk to, and around falls. Can photograph a tricked-out llama for $1. Inexplicably, there is a Nortth American tee pee there, for local indigenous ceremonies... Pleasant outing, but not a must-see.

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waterfall is an excellent nature visit right outside the center of Peguche. It offers a nice trail hike and many llamas near the fall.

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Erie, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a great experience close to Otavalo. You can take a bus or taxi to Peguche, and then walk the several hundred meters to the falls on a groomed cobblestone path. It is definitely worth the short walk to experience this natural wonder when in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing place and walk. You don't need a guide is free and easy! The walk is 35 minutes from the bus terminal. Just follow the train tracks!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

One of our favorite experiences in Otavalo! We walked from our hostal along the train tracks and took a taxi back. Our family loves waterfalls and this one did not disappoint. Wear some bug spray as it is a bit buggy along the trail. Also, the trail is not flat so wear appropriate shoes. We saw a group of 3... More 

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