Imbabura Ñan

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It is an ancestral path with more than 100 years of history located in the Peguche waterfall sector until Chimbaloma in the community of Agato. It has been rehabilitated and brings us to a zone known as Kuri Kancha in where ceremonies such as the Tumarina in the Pawkar Raymi festivals in the community of Agato. As well as, formerly, when there had been deceased persons, the community would walk this path with the coffin and rest and  dedicate offerings in this place.

Today various ceremonies are held here such as the ritual bathing in Inti Raymi, the “face washing” in the indigenous weddings and many celebrations in gratitude of Mother Earth.

How to Get There

Walking

Estimated time of arrival:  40 minutes

From the city of Otavalo, wyou can take the train and follow the path noth until you reach the community of Peguche and afterward take the detour to the right where you encounter the United Community Police, UPC of the zone and run into the Faccha Llacta community from where you walk to Agato.

In Your Own Car

Estimated time of arrival: 10 minutes.

From the city of Otavalo, from Luis de la Torre street, next to the iron line running north. Take the detour to the right where you encounter the United Community Police, UPC and go towards the Faccha Llacta community  take have parking areas.

In public transport

Estimated time of arrival:  10-20 minutes

You can take a taxi from the city of Otavalo. Cost: $2.00 USD

In from of the land terminal in Otavalo, every 30 minutes, you can take a Cooperativa Imbaburapac bus  (red bus) that will take you the Peguche waterfall. The passage price is $0.35 USD.

Additional Info

  • Average temperature:

    12°C

  • Elevation:

    1.821 m.a.s.l.

  • ¿What should I bring?:
    • comfortable shoes
    • warm winter clothing
    • mosquito repellent
    • sunglasses
    • photography camera
  • Activities:
    • Photography
    • Hiking
    • Mystic tourism
  • Advice and precautions:

    No littering and do not forget to bring water to maintain hydration.