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Cochasqui Pyramids



Day visit from Quito:

Yes, often done so.

Driving time from Quito:

More or less 2 hours per way.

What is it?

It is a state-managed archeological park that manages the pre-inca truncated pyramids possibly used for religious practices and astronomical observations. Great views to the south and east on a clear day. Great place to se burrowing owls.

What can you do there?

Hiking, sightseeing, archeology.

Possible / Suggested Overnight Town:

Otavalo, Quito, Papallacta, hacienda or lodge in the area.