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“a special place with historic significance”
Review of Peguche Waterfall

Peguche Waterfall
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Do yourself a favor and find a good taxi driver who knows the history of the mountains, it's people, their stories, etc. That way you will get so much more than just good photo ops from walking to and from the falls. When you do, you will be able to "feel" the history of the place and maybe even glean a hint of it's soul. Just outside of the park entrance to the left is a building that appears deceptively small until you enter into it to see three floors of incredible hand made clothing, blankets, jackets, scarves, tapestries, etc - all made from local plants and animal hides. It's worth 20-thirty minutes or more to appreciate the skill of the local craftsmen and women. I promise you, it will be difficult to walk away without buying some kind of practical item from this amazing shop.

2  Thank Crystalbell
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

a small waterfall in a small reserve forest. There is a tourist information center at the entrance and well made paths will lead to the waterfall. We were unlucky to see the muddy water in the waterfall because of land sliding in the mountain.

Thank arundevkr
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Pechuge Waterfall is in a small park which is well maintained with paths and a camping site. There is a tourist information centre at the entrance where you sign in (don't need your passport, just the number) and the lady there will give you loads of helpful information (in Spanish). There is no entrance fee but contributions are welcome. Then you can wander round the paths, go up to and in and up to the top of the waterfall and there are also bathing pools (although they were pretty dirty and therefore empty when we were there).
There were lots of black biting flies there (not mosquitos - worse) so recommend a long-sleeved top and trousers.
There are toilets and places to buy snacks and drinks.
We walked from Otavalo in about 40 minutes. The best thing to do is to follow the rail tracks all the way until you get to a blue sign and an orange sign then turn right along the road and you'll see a big blue sign for Pechuge waterfalls (there were quite a few signs on the way but we were a bit confused at the blue and orange sign until we spotted the next Pechuge sign up the hill to the right).
You'll go past ice-cream sellers then under a white arch and then you'll see the visitor centre. On the way out, we went to the first ice-cream shop on the left and he tried to overcharge us even though the prices were on a board - watch out.

1  Thank carly f
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Our tour group climbed the falls early on a Sunday morning (wear good hiking shoes not sandals or flip flops!!) so we were alone for climbing and good picture taking. It is a beautiful spot and not that strenuous a climb for those who like me are a bit shaky in altitude. Several tourist stands line the street you travel up and down to get there. They were just opening when we came down and more families and other tourists were beginning to come. For us it was a preview of the Otavalo market we were on our way to but for a weekend family visit, it would be pleasant to come here, climb then eat and buy a souvenir.

Thank tvmovielover50
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

After living on the Big Island of Hawaii for 20 years, the size and setting of the waterfall was not comparable.The energy of the place was significant and more important to me. Want to know more about the deep cultural/spiritual meaning of this sacred place to the indigenous. That would make the experience more impressive.

Thank Carole N
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