- comfortable shoes
- warm clothing
- mosquito repellent
Deposit your trash in the designated receptacles.
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.