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El Angel Ecological Reserve

Day visit from Quito:

Possible, but a long day.

Driving time from Quito:

More or less 4 hours per way.

What is it?

It is a state-managed ecological reserve in the highlands of Ecuador, with a particular type of plant called commonly "Frailejones" or Friar Plant (Espeletia pycnophylla), that only grows here and thus, makes this oplace unique.

What can you do there?

Hiking, camping, sightseeing.

Possible / Suggested Overnight Town:

Tumbabiro, Otavalo, Lodge in the area.