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Pambamarca Volcano

Day visit from Quito:

Yes, often done so.

Driving time from Quito:

More or less 2 hours per way.

What is it?

It is an old and eroded volcano with more than 20 archeological sites in it, located on every major ridge and summit from the volcano. It was possibly an important pre-Inca and/or Inca settlement that fulfilled different purposes: religious, military, and habitational. Grat place to hike near local communities and learn about archeology.

What can you do there?

Hiking, sightseeing.

Possible / Suggested Overnight Town:

Otavalo, Quito, Papallacta.