Cuicocha Lake

This is a short but beautiful hike in one of the most gorgeous places of Imbabura, also known as the Lakes Province.

Cuicocha lake, is the ancient crater of Cotacachi Volcano, the highest point of Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve. The hike travel along the surrounding crater edge that shelters the lake, as well as the Yerovi and Wolf volcanic domes at the base of the extinct volcano summit placed at ft / 4.944 m.

After the hike is possible to have a 30 minutes boat tour in Cuicocha Lake to learn more about this ancient caldera! (BL)

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Hiking Distance 13 km
Hiking Time 5 hours
Fitness Level Easy
Technical Level Easy
Maximum Elevation 11.417 ft / 3.480 m
Minimum Elevation 10.105 ft / 3.080 m

INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW!

  • Cuicocha Lake
  • Boat tour in Cuicocha lake a passage to the Yerovi and Wolf volcanic domes
  • Cotacachi Volcano
  • Flora and fauna of the Cotacachi – Cayapas Ecological Reserve highlands
  • Traditional leather handicrafts of Cotacachi
  • Typical food of Imbabura Province
  • Panoramic view of Imbabura and San Pablo Lake
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual certified guide
  • Box Lunch
  • Supply of fresh, clean water
  • Permits and park fees
  • Boat tour in Cuicocha Lake
  • Extra meals
  • Extra sports and alcoholic drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

REQUIRED

  • Comfortable, warm clothing
  • Thermal gloves and hat
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Rain jacket
  • Cap, sunglasses and sun screen
  • Bottles or Camelbak to refill water for the hike

RECOMMENDED

  • Camera
  • Rain pants
  • Personal first aid kit and medicines
  • Dry bag to protect electronic devices and personal stuff
  • Trekking poles
  • Change of clothes and shoes
DAY HIKES
5P or more 4P 3P 2P 1P
$110 $125 $155 $195 $345

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