Mojanda Lakes
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Mojanda Lakes

Discover the spectacular páramo grasslands and mountain scenery around the Mojanda Lakes.
Day Tour (~7 hours)
By Duration: 1 day        By Destination: Cotacachi-Otavalo        By Interest: Hiking & Mountain Climbing || Birdwatching, Flora & Fauna ||



Description: Private transport will take you to the shores of the Great Mojanda Lake at an altitude of 3.700m (12.100ft). From there we start our hike (~4 hours), exploring the páramo grasslands of the area and their fascinating vegetation and wildlife. During the hike we will see the three lakes Caricocha, Huarmicocha y Yanacocha, as well as the peaks of Fuya-Fuya and Cerro Negro. Finally, we drive back to Otavalo where lunch will be served.

Difficulty: easy-moderate

Total Duration: ~7 hours


Tour Itinerary*


- 07:30 - meeting point Runa Tupari office in Otavalo (pick-up from Hotel in Otavalo is possible), drive to Mojanda Lakes (~40min)

- 08:15 - start of hike (~4 hours)

- 12:15 - drive to Otavalo

- 13:00 - lunch in Otavalo

- 14:00 - end of tour


Given times are approximate times. Starting times and order of activities may be changed due to weather conditions, clients´preferences and other reasons.





Included Services

Guide, private transport, snack, lunch

What to bring?

Mandatory: good walking shoes, sun protection, fleece/warm layer, water (min. 1 liter), some fitness

Recommended: camera, binoculars, rain coat, some acclimatization to altitude

Optional: hiking poles






33 US$

30 US$

25 US$

Prices are per person. Ecuadorian clients will be charged an additional 12% VAT.
Children under 2 years travel for free. Children 2-6 years pay half the price.

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