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Otavalo has unique landscapes that let us live thrilling adventures full of excitement and diversion.  The Taxopmba Waterfalls is an ideal place to spend the day full of adrenalin and strong feelings that come from praticing canyoning.  The route for this activity is completely suitable with a harness, carabiners, descenders, etc., that is, with everything that a canyoneer needs to traverse the route with security and confidence.  In the tour, you will find small waterfalls with pools of medium depth and at the end of the stretch you can descend in a pair of natural slides, each one approximately 15 meters and finally rappel from a natural balcony approximately 30 meters high and later descend another of 15 meters to complete the tour. 

For more infomation, you can go to the Tourism House, near the Plaza de los Ponchos. 

Additional Info

  • Average temperature:


  • Elevation:

    2.846 m.a.s.l.

  • ¿What should I bring?:
    • noeprene suit
    • adequate equipment for climbing
    • comfortable shoes
    • warm clothing for the winter season
    • mosquito repellent
    • sunglasses
    • camera
  • Advice and precautions:

    In Otavalo we have various Tour Operators that offer climbing tours with all the qualifications and equipment necessary, certified and approved to offer saftey during the entire tour.

    CAUTION: If you don´t contract services of specialized operators, you should be well informed of how to manage ropes, rescue and the other difficulties that make up a climbing tour.