The Taxopamba waterfall is located 6.4 km from the city of Otavalo on the way to the Mojanda lakes. It is 2846 m.a.s.l. and has an average temperature of 12°C.
This waterfall is made of 2 drops, the first is 15 km, where there is a small 1 m. ford and the second drop is 10 m. and 1.50 m. wide with an 8 m. ford.
The waters of this waterfall are clear and calm and have a temperature of 9°C.
The waterfall area is surrounded by natural vegetation and the path is maintained by the inhabitants of the area.
How to get there?
You should go in a vehicle until you get to the Mojandita community that is 20 minutes from Otavalo. Once you are there you can park your vehicle in town and begin a hike for another 20 minutes until you arrive at the waterfall. There are no roads for automobiles.
If you don't have your own vehicle, you can contract a taxi or truck that will take you to the Mojandita community, but you will need to return to Otavalo walking. Travel cost: $3.00.