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Descend from Yahuarcocha to the Chota Valley

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A 50 kilometers journey, full of beautiful landscapes. During the trip you will be able to identify the different climate changes. The travel will start in a zone where the weather that is the typical Andean weather with mild temperatures and it will end in a zone that has a semi tropical weather. It starts from the Yahuarcocha racetrack in Ibarracity, it ascends tothe Yuracruz Mountain Summit and it descends down to 1100 meters over the sea level to the Chota Valley, Ambuqui sector.

Useful Data

Province
Imbabura
City
Ibarra – Ambuqui
Weather
Access timeframe: 365 days a year. Excepting April, raining season.
Altitude
2220 to 3200 over the sea level. It beguins in Yahuarocha ascending and descending to 1100 over the sea level.
Average temperature
12° – 20°

Flora and Fauna

Dry Forest Montano Bajo.

Atractions

Yahuarcocha Lagoon, Yuracuz Balcony and Aloburo. Tombs of Socapamba.

Distances

Yahuarcocha is located 6.7 kilometers from downtown Ibarra, in the Panamericana road you may see it over the side of the road. There is a large number of buses that go from Ibarra to Tulcan or Lita – San Lorenzo which grant access to that zone. To have access to this area from Quito city, you may go to the bus station, united transports (urban) aerotaxi, andina (Andean), expreso turismo (tourism express).

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