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Pasachoa Forest Reserve

Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #16 of 103 Attractions in Quito
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Forests
Owner description: Located on the slopes of an extinct volcano, this 1,000-acre park features a vast range of trees, orchids, bromelias, ferns and more than one hundred... more » Owner description: Located on the slopes of an extinct volcano, this 1,000-acre park features a vast range of trees, orchids, bromelias, ferns and more than one hundred species of birds. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

getting out of the city to a near park and into the trails to walk is a pleasant feeling, there are trails for every taste and physical capacity of the walkers, the longest trail takes you to the top 5-7hours, great adventure must go prepared for rain

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The tour is a lot of fun and the guide is quite knowledgeable and entertaining. Easy to spend the 2 hours relaxing and have a lot of quite time with friends and family

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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I love this place. The roads getting there are much improved but sufficiently hard to find that you can spend hours without coming across another vehicle. A 4x4 is no longer necessary for the trip around to the 'Rincon del Condor' but is a good idea if you are pushing on the the Northern entrance to Cotopaxi.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The Pasachoa Volcano is a terrific hike. It took us 8 hours from base to "peak" and back to the car. We hiked through a cloud-bamboo-forest and Up (I stress the word UP here) to high grassland slopes leading to the top. The "peak" is up for debate as to wether we reached it or not, but we definitely got... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

All landscapes in Ecuador are awesome. If you are looking for a natural gettaway, and to be surrounded by nature, but not too far from the city, this is the way to go. Perfect for children, a lot of room to run and play safely. IS REALLY COLD so take a winter coat and FOOD. Of course, there is no... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The Pasochoa is a park nobody will ever forget. You feel the Andes soooo close to you ¡ the air is clean, fresh, ; you can see many different birds, on a clear day you will see the snow caped mountain : the Antisana.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This is an interesting side trip to strech your legs and see some of the few remaining high-mountain forests in the inter-andean valley. Great views of the valley and the caldera of this ancient volcano. Safe trails for all ages.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I have to confess that I have visited this Reserve several times, and the main reason is that you always discover new things when you go there. I went with my family last time and walked the 8 hours 'sendero'. Unfortunately, we didn't have our camera. It is a shame as we saw fantastic species of birds and flowers I've... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Pasachoa is not easily accessed by bus but is easy by car. Once there, they offer some basic exhibits near the trailheads and several trails through the lush setting. The longest trail extends above the treeline to the summit of Pasachoa. It is an all day hike with significant elevation gain. This is an excellent place to acclimate for climbers.

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Goiania, GO Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Ecuaor is one of the most beautiful countries in the world! So culturally rich!

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