Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve

Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve

Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Considered one of the world’s largest volcanic craters, this extinct volcano is one of two populated craters in the world whose first inhabitants were the Incas.
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gefilte63
Beachwood, OH710 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We stopped here on part of our tour to the equator and city of Quito. The history of the location and the geology are interesting; we had a guide who explained it to us. The setting is lush and beautiful.
We made a dent in the local economy at the gift shops; good prices and high quality items.
Written 22 May 2023
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Marisa
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
The place is ok. The administration is absolutely horrible. Customer service was nasty and they requested a bunch of useless information. They also don’t allow tiny dogs that can fit in the purse. Not very family friendly. They should really change management
Written 20 August 2022
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I loved this place, so beautiful. We did a hiking route and then stopped to eat the typical corn at a local house.
Written 5 July 2022
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Ying z
Greater Sydney, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Very beautiful but I should have brought more water. It was tiring to hiking back to the top but worth it.
Written 25 May 2022
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George S
Miami Beach, FL1,612 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Viewed the extinct volcano crater from the mirador overlooking it. The crater is basically an verdant agricultural reserve with various microclimates. It is a few kilometers from the Mitad del Mundo site. Though nice, I do not think it was worth our time.
Written 21 February 2020
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RavindraKulkarni
Bengaluru, India225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Business
This place was never to be missed during our visit to Ecuador.

Luckily we found a cab driver who agreed to take us around all places. Our second visit after Teleferico was this.

The clouds were just below us and it was soooo good.

Do not miss to visit this place.

There are few restaurants near parking, which are good.
Written 23 December 2019
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Trek724839
Dix Hills, NY22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Loved this stop that we did on a half-day trip to Mitad del Mundo with the Quito Tour Bus -- actually, this was the highlight of the half day! Beautiful scenery and great photo opps. Our guide explained that the trip down into the valley (where approximately 25 families still live!!) would take about 30 minutes, but to hike back up would take triple that time.
Hubby and I didn't have time for that, and we noticed for the few minutes we did walk down it was EXTREMELY steep with little/no railing. Since it's so high up, it's colder and damper, too -- make sure you bring a hat and jacket if you go.
Written 2 August 2019
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cjschreiner
Chandler, AZ2,346 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Great view of a crater where people live inside of it. This is a quick visit that doesn’t take to long. Look, take some pics, and move on.
Written 21 July 2019
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Richard Noske
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
My wife Linda and I booked a 5-day birding tour with Renato back in March. What can I say? It was fabulous! And I'm no stranger to neotropical birds. In fact I'd seen the majority of the birds before, either in Colombia or N Peru. But Renato was a brilliant guide who really knew his calls and stake-outs. Actually we clicked as soon as he picked us up at the airport, especially because of his dry sense of humour. We saw all my "target" birds and more, and Renato showed me how to improve my bird photography. I've owned a Canon 7D with 400 zoom lens for years but had a lot to learn from this master photographer.
More important for my wife (a non-birder) and I was his strong commitment to supporting local indigenous ecotourism. It was obvious from his rapport with the people at the lodges we visited that he is liked and respected. The Crater was a really interesting and enchanting place to visit in its own right, a green sunken oasis, and it was lovely to meet Renato's wife and young child, and chat with horse-riding visitors from Europe. I would heartily recommend Renato's tours to anyone who wants to see all the birds and support local - rather than foreign - owned lodges and guides.
Written 24 June 2019
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Indiana_Jonesse
San Francisco, CA7,084 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
No matter what time of the year you hike here, bring your raingear. Even if it looks nice and clear, weather changes every hour on the hour. We started the ascend easily feeding the llamas and went through narrow lush trails enjoying some bromeliad, telancias, ferns, orchids and other floras. We passed through lakes with trout and finally to the waterfalls. Our local guide, we have met a couple of times in the past, remembers me well. He knows I love this place and returns for the hike and nature.
The hike is very manageable, though it is over 10,000 feet high, we took our time and checked out the environment. Love this place so come and visit. The trail head is located just outside our hotel.
Written 4 June 2019
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