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Peguche Waterfall

Peguche, Otavalo 100451, Ecuador
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“nice walk” (22 reviews)
“easy walk” (16 reviews)
“short hike” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Peguche, Otavalo 100451, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the many waterfalls visitors to Ecuador are able to see. This one has fairly easy access and is close to the town of Otavalo. Worth the stop if you are in the area.

Thank klmaestra
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The waterfall is very nice. The area is clean and in good repair. The trail is cobblestone so not made for wheelchairs, but there were several couples there with strollers. Very tranquil; lots of trees and areas to relax or camp.

Thank Panamajoe2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Peguche Cascada just north of downtown Otavalo. Includes ruins of 17th century wall and souvenir stores. Very nice walk to small but pretty waterfall. The eucalyptus trees in the woods provide a nice contrast of colors. Thermal spring pool available for dipping in. Indigenous...More

Thank Rutharella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walk to the waterfall is a pleasant 10 minutes to the bridge, and another minute or so to the base of the falls. The baños (bathrooms) are quite clean (small fee, 15 cents if I recall correctly).

Thank Milpitas_traveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I probably wouldn't go out of my way to make sure that I saw this, but it wasn't too time consuming and I'd say it was worth the short hike.

Thank Anonymous925
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Peguche is a beautiful park only a 5 minute bus ride from Otavalo. There are lots of trails to walk on, a swimming hole, craft vendors, Inca museum, food vendors and more, besides the waterfall. There's a great deal of uphill climbing and rough terrain...More

1  Thank Angelhims50
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Made a quick stop after shopping in Otavalo. Very nice spot to walk around and relax. Would love to go back with more time and maybe to camp.

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We were part of a group with Gate1 travel and this was a stop on the way to Otavalo which is nearby. Access to the fall is through a native hamlet with much history and then we followed well maintained and clean cobble stone path...More

1  Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

The Peguche waterfall is walking distance or a very inexpensive taxi ride from Otavalo, yet one feels truly outside of town. It’s simply beautiful and tranquil, with the very pleasant aroma of eucalyptus permeating throughout. I recommend going during the week when there are fewer...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The hike to this waterfall is enjoyable. We enjoyed the waterfall itself, is was quite beautiful. You can take a bus from, and back to Otavalo.

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8 November 2016|
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Response from VerCit3 | Reviewed this property |
You could get a taxi, it would probably cost you $5.00. Walking is far an the bus would leave you in the road where you would still need to walk. Either way, the route is from the market towards the Panamericana road via... More