Start facing the door to reception at Casa Mojanda. Follow the path to the right of reception
0 miles - After passing reception, BEAR LEFT across the grass and organic gardens. You will see a sign to Otavalo at the base of the gardens. BEAR RIGHT through the gate toward the trees. Continue STRAIGHT ON across the muddy track and pasture and you will see a gate a short distance across the field to your left.
0.10 miles - TURN LEFT after passing through the gate to follow the narrow path along the edge of the trees.
0.20 miles - BEAR RIGHT at the bottom of the hill to continue following the edge of the field. The path will drop down to a dirt road. Continue STRAIGHT ON across the dirt road.
0.95 miles - You will come to a small cluster of buildings. Continue STRAIGHT ON following the path through the town.
1.00 miles - BEAR LEFT across the bridge and continue up the hill (picture).
1.20 miles - Come to a T-junction with a red and white building to your right. TURN RIGHT to head down the cobblestone road.
2.00 miles - Continue STRAIGHT ON across the bridge with a yellow banister, on to a road with sidewalks. You're now on the outskirts of the downtown area.
2.80 miles - Arrive at a busy road with a stoplight. This is the Pan-American Highway. Cross cautiously and continue STRAIGHT ON.
3.10 miles - The road narrows as you approach the city center and is lined with red-steel flags and lamp posts (picture). Continue STRAIGHT ON.
3.40 miles - Arrive at the main square with the white city hall building on your right. Continue STRAIGHT ON.
3.70 miles - Arrive at the center of the Otavalo Market, the Plaza de los Ponchos. TURN LEFT and proceed one block to the other end of the market.
3.80 miles - La Cosecha is in the white-building with the "Cavacaran" sign, two down from the corner.
3.80 miles – With your back to La Cosecha TURN LEFT and proceed to the end of the block. TURN RIGHT to continue around Plaza de los Ponchos. Once you’ve reached the next four-way intersection, TURN LEFT to head away from the Plaza.
4.20 miles – Arrive at a small square with a statue at its center. BEAR RIGHT towards the statue and walk diagonally across the park.
4.30 miles – BEAR LEFT to continue along the main road after exiting the park.
4.40 miles – Just before a gas station with blue and green “P&S” signage, TURN RIGHT and take the crosswalk across the road. CONTINUE STRAIGHT past the school.
4.50 miles – At the end of the block CONTINUE STRAIGHT across the road. You’ll see small soccer fields on your left.
4.70 miles – At the end of the block, TURN LEFT.
5.0 miles– Continue STRAIGHT ON past the power plant on your right.
5.25 miles – Continue STRAIGHT ON following signs for Peguche as the road curves to the right.
5.30 miles - TURN RIGHT at the large wooden sign for “Cendero a la Cascada” (picture), following a dirt road up a slight grade to a T-junction. TURN LEFT to follow signs for “parqueadero.”
5.50 miles – BEAR LEFT to head down a short grade past the thatched-roofed huts (picture).
5.80 miles – Continue STRAIGHT ON down the wooden steps to following the path up the valley. As the path flattens out, BEAR LEFT to continue following the river and canal.
5.90 miles – Cross under a wooden pedestrian bridge. The trail will take a sharp right to climb a series of steep steps. At the top of the steps TURN LEFT, following the green and yellow wooden painted signs to “cascada."
6.00 miles – Continue STRAIGHT ON past a series of small wooden shops with snacks and souvenirs.
6.10 miles – BEAR LEFT to head down the wooden steps toward the waterfall. At the base of the stairs TURN LEFT to cross the bridge over the river. If you’d like, before you take a left to cross the bridge, you may take a detour to the base of the waterfall. After crossing the bridge, BEAR RIGHT to climb up a short series of steps, following signs for the “mirador” (viewpoint). You may take a minor detour here to the viewpoint.
6.20 miles – TURN RIGHT to follow a flat dirt track along a canal, on your right (picture).
6.50 miles – Arrive at a wooden fence, with a road on the other side. Go down the hill to the left to get around the fence (picture). Take a sharp TURN RIGHT to head back up the hill, joining up with the cobblestone road. Follow this road as it climbs up and out of the valley.
7.00 miles – You’ll come to the top of the hill and an intersection. TURN LEFT following the sign toward “Yaku Pata” and “Agato” (picture).
7.10 miles – TURN LEFT to continue a gentle climb with the Imbabura Volcano ahead of you.
7.30 miles – At the four-way intersection TURN LEFT.
7.40 miles – Arrive at the Tahuantinsuyo Weaver’s Shop on your left (picture).
7.40 miles - With your back to the door of the weaver's shop, TURN RIGHT to follow the main street. TURN LEFT at the first dirt road you come to, heading up the hill toward Imbabura.
7.50 miles - At the next T-junction, TURN RIGHT.
7.60 miles - At the next T-junction, BEAR RIGHT.
7.70 Miles - At the beige and pink house, TURN RIGHT (picture).
7.80 miles - At the next T-junction, you'll see a shingled building with a green door and a blue sign above the door that says "Calle Yacaloma." TURN LEFT (picture).
7.90 miles - At the dead end, TURN RIGHT.
8.00 miles - Continue STRAIGHT ON over the bridge with the multicolored banister.
8.10 miles - Before passing the bright blue house, TURN LEFT up the cobblestone road toward Imbabura Volcano.
8.10 miles - After less than 100 yards, TURN RIGHT at the next road.
8.30 miles - TURN LEFT toward the mountains.
8.60 miles - The cobblestone road ahead of you will peter out as it crosses between two houses. At this intersection, TURN RIGHT.
8.80 miles - Continue STRAIGHT ON past the church on your right (picture).
9.30 miles - At the T-junction, BEAR LEFT up the slight incline.
10.30 miles - The road peters out ahead of you and you'll see a small concrete structure to your right. At this intersection, TURN LEFT to start climbing up a steep hill toward Imbabura.
10.60 miles - You will come to a T-junction as you crest the hill. TURN RIGHT and work your way around the small knoll that you climbed up. As you pass the knoll on your right, you'll see views of the town of San Pablo del Lago in the valley below with a distinctive church in the distance (picture).
11.50 miles - BEAR RIGHT at the fork to take the road that slopes down the hill and back toward Lago San Pablo.
11.70 miles - Continue STRAIGHT ON down the hill as the road changes to smooth cobblestone.
12.20 miles - As you reach the bottom of the hill, you'll come to a smooth asphalt road, the main road for the community of Araque, Calle Sucre. TURN LEFT.
13.00 miles - Arrive at the main square of the town San Pablo del Lago. BEAR RIGHT to cross diagonally across the square. You will see a church over your left shoulder as you cross the square (picture).
13.10 miles - At the far end of the square, BEAR LEFT to follow Calle Chirboga (a street sign is on the whitewashed building across from you).
13.30 miles - Continue STRAIGHT ON at the intersection, taking care as you cross. Follow signs for Cusin (picture).
13.50 miles – Arrive at Hacienda Cusin, on your left.