Taxopamba Waterfalls

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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.

Additional Info

  • Average temperature:


  • Elevation:

    2.846 m.a.s.l.

  • ¿What should I bring?:
    • comfortable shoes
    • warm clothing
    • mosquito repellent
    • camera
  • Activities:
    • Picnicing
    • Photography
  • Advice and precautions:

    Deposit your trash in the designated receptacles.