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Pasochoa Forest Reserve

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Address: Quito, Ecuador
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Located on the slopes of an extinct volcano, this 1,000-acre park features...

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.

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A great choice if you are a nature lover

Pasochoa protected wood- park is a great place to visit if you like natural sites. Being very close to Quito (about 1 hour ride by car), this site homes several bird and native... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Quito, Ecuador
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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pasochoa protected wood- park is a great place to visit if you like natural sites. Being very close to Quito (about 1 hour ride by car), this site homes several bird and native species. There are trails that can be followed depending on your time avilability and physical condition, but all of them are quite attractive. When you get there,... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

A good alternative for a day trip. It is 45 minutes from Quito by car, I suggest to start very early in the morning so you drive against heavy traffic. If you catch a bus, get to Amaguaña and then catch a taxi or a pick up, be sure to ask the taxi driver to come back in the afternoon... More 

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San Rafael, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

I have been there several times and have climbed each trekking paths, and it's really worth it ! The 5 hours one that reaches the top is the best one. A bit steep at some point but worth the spectacular views during climbing.

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

Pasochoa is a very nice mountain. If you want to go to its summit I would call someone as eqt.travel to take me, it is an easy non-technical mountain but you still can get lost if climate change. For those not looking forward to reach the summit, it has amazing well signalized trails and beautiful view spots with bbq facilities.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

If you are looking for a peaceful, not very demanding hiking trail, this is the place you should visit! Lovely, relaxing, amazing sights.

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

It's better to have a 4x4 to go there. There's 5 differents paths to hike. 5 differents lengths. 5 differents difficulties. Like I said, it's very relaxing and fresh with the trees shadows. I recommend.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

Being from Colorado we enjoyed this attraction. Nice walk, great waterfalls and camping is available. This is very outdoorsy and great for exercise

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Prineville, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015

Pasachoa is one of the most beautiful places on earth set high in the Andes with what look to be rolling grass-covered hills but instead are steep inclines leading to a forested crater. If you are in Ecuador it is a must visit for at least one but maybe more days.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

Last sunday we visited Pasochoa Forest, it was a wondeful day, incredible weather. They have designed different types of walks. We made a 2 hours, that was perfect for our family and friends. We enjoyed a lot.

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2015

The lower part is so beautiful. There are several routes that walk you into the forest, these ones are not difficult at all. It looks like you are in a rain forest, at 2500m high. The signs for the middle range route are not that good. You can also take the "hard" route, which climbs you up the mountain. It... More 

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