Cascada de Peguche
Cascada de Peguche
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sunshinelpc
Toronto, Canada995 contributions
Solo
I went during Ecuadorian carnival in February, it was a bit crazy that people were throwing water and soap like mouse at you( i guess it is for good luck, like Songkran in Thailand) so beware to get wet!
It is around 2 hours by bus from north quito bus terminal ( terminal calelen) toward otavalo and costs $2.50. Then you can uber over or walk or take a local bus ($0.3) The waterfall park is free. So nice to walk in the forest and hearing the water. You can also visit plaza de poncho near otavalo bus terminal for some souvenirs
Written February 21, 2020
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Saby d
346 contributions
Friends
This waterfall is one of the most accessible falls we visited. It is about a 15 minute stroll from the entrance to the waterfall, no climbs no elevations.
Though the park is beautifully maintained, you can picknick there, there was no entrance fee. You only have to register, they ask for a voluntary contribution. There is also a small artesanal and food market.
The falls are very close to Otavalo, it is worth visiting.
Written January 1, 2020
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lbte
Raleigh, NC22 contributions
We happened to go early in the day, before too many people were there, and it was even better than expected. The climb was a bit of a 'heart-pounder' since we had just arrived in Ecuador the day before, but there are plenty of spots to stop and see beautiful views while catching our breath. Be sure to look for the young boy who will let you take a photo with his charming llamas for a small fee if he is there!
Written January 5, 2020
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Jim B
Parker, CO117 contributions
We stopped here as part of our exposure to the Otavalo region. As we strolled along the path through the giant eucalyptus trees, our guide (LincolnJabra - most highly recommended) explained the significance of running rivers and waterfalls as a soul-cleansing feature of Andean culture. He related stories from local lore and explained how the falls played into events such as November 2nd (Day of the Dead). It is an easy and pleasant hike to a pretty, modest-sized waterfall.
Written July 2, 2021
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LSLOVENIA
23 contributions
Couples
Nice place, great view, dont need guide. Could take taxi from Otavalo for 3 dolars one way. Recomended to walk back to the Otavalo, it is just 20 min from the city.
Written February 4, 2020
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Jim Colo Spgs
Colorado Springs, CO4 contributions
Solo
This pleasant site deserves a visit for its nice waterfall and for interacting with locals. Doing it on your own is super easy. Especially on weekends and holidays, it's great to watch local families and couples enjoy the area. An efficient and easy $3 taxi ride gets you there from Otavalo, but I enjoyed the 30 cent bus ride back more. Locals in traditional dress and the fabulous and garishly decorated driver's area made the brief trip wonderful.
Written February 23, 2020
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Jean L
Tucson, AZ123 contributions
Couples
While in Otavalo for the Saturday Market, we took a taxi from Otavalo center to the Condor Park ($4). After the bird show, we asked the Condor Park people to call us a taxi to take us to Peguche Waterfall - it cost $7 and took us back through Otavalo center and up the mountains on the other side of town - beautiful views all the way up to the Waterfall. We got out, walked along the road with snack and souvenir shops and entered the waterfall park area. There were signs for camping areas, hot springs areas and several view point (mirador) areas. We climbed up to an area right beside the widest part of the waterfall and went across a couple of hanging bridges. It was cool and quiet and the air smelled wonderfully of forest - acorns, eucalyptus and other trees. Very few other people out walking around so it was very tranquil and serene. Some of the paths are pretty steep, most have handrails, a couple were kind of muddy and slippery - wear sturdy comfortable shoes! We bought a dozen little knitted finger puppets from one of the vendors as we left the waterfall area (12 puppets for $10).
Written June 13, 2015
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Robert H
Cotacachi, Ecuador68 contributions
Family
This magnificent waterfall just a 5 minute drive from the bus terminal in Otavalo is a wonderful way to experience nature. Set in a forest of Eucalyptus trees, the waterfall plummets into a pool and then meanders through a canyon in a small river.

The Peguche Falls are also a wonderful hiking and historical experience. Take one of the many paths that lead to one of the two swinging bridges crossing a river, or climb a path that leads to the top of the falls. Once at the top of the falls, enter a small dark tunnel that leads you to the rivers edge. The views are spectacular.

You can also experience the historical significance of the falls in a small museum where a guide will lead you into caves and share the history of the area.

Leave yourself between 1 and 3 hours for a visit depended on the amount of hiking you would like to do. Snacks and food are available for purchase at the village located at the beginning of the falls.
Written September 26, 2014
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S J
Ubud, Indonesia15 contributions
Friends
Ten min walk along paved path to view of impressive waterfall. Suggest take rough short path to left to upper view then walk back to right along pleasant water channel instead of back down steep path.
Written March 11, 2014
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Billpov
Saint Louis, MO54 contributions
Easily accessible from otavalo by bus(.25c) ,taxi(1-3$) or walking from peguche. Very well maintained, safe, and beatiful. Tourist gifts and light food available, but you're better off eating in otavalo. You can hike to the top of the falls for an epic(but potentially dangerous) view and photo op. there is also a cool cave you can go in at the top(10m long or so, ends up back at river). There is a natural water fed pool available for the brave(with decent dressing rooms) free of charge. Camping available as well.
Written January 31, 2013
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