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Brian's Cayambe-Coca Trek \ Photos

Entrance to the Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve in Ecuador
Just two hours from Quito and not a house in sight
Entroute from Quito, east towards the Amazon
Breathtaking views on our way to Oyacachi
Here is the van we use on many of our Ecuador tours.
Our intrepid travelers - Marcelo, me, Jascivan, and Hamilton
Descending from the paramo to the verdent valley of Oyacachi
Dense jungle, called cloudforest, covers the mountains.
Village of Oyacachi, Ecuador
Oyacachi is interested in promoting rural tourism.
Hotsprings of Oyacachi - built by CARE International
Grass is growing out of the grass roof
Recent missionaries brought a new church & new architecture
A common site when traveling from the Andes to the Amazon
Clouds linger over the mountain jungle
The start of our trek!
Valley floor was marshy with huge clumps of moss
This was a land o lakes
Hiking out of the wettest part of the trek
The photo doesnt do justice to the colors of flora
Another lake greets trekkers to this park in Ecuador
A bizzare plant that the locals refer to as a wild onion
Marcelo smiling for the folks back in the office
The Cayambe-Coca is a treasured trekking area
Two thumbs up on the hike!
Beautiful view along the trail!
Hiking along!
Exploring along the hiking trail!
Hiking along the trail!
Views while hiking!
It got a little foggy!
Mountain ranges!
Look at all that green!
Beautiful view!
Beautiful view of the trail!
Our lovely van!

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