Cochasqui Pyramids
Cochasqui Pyramids
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39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Love this location. Alpacas were friendly and love salt (of all things). Tour was guided and insightful.highly recommend, especially with friends and family. Will not disappoint.
Written 19 August 2023
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Gregory Haner
Mahwah, NJ16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Four of us were in a van, lost and driving on instinct. From about a mile away, we all felt a sense of external energy. We ended up following what turned out to be the exit road into the main parking area. I'm open to energtic attraction and the Cochasqui Pyramids are powerful. If you pay attention, there are several small 6'foot OD circles in the grass. Some are bare spots, others are defined by small boulders that are overgrown. All of us gathered inside one of the overgrown circles, and as soon as we sat and slowed down and began to consciously breathe, we noticed that we no longer felt the strong winds blowing on us and that the temperature seemed to become warmer. We searched and found several of the spots, and they all had the same connection. The entire complex of pryamid mounds are charged with subtle energies. I suggest a visitor clears their mind of hyper-activity and focuses on a breath as an inhale, and an exhale. If you can access moments of conscious breathing, the energy of this sacred place will move you.
Written 9 September 2019
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Kathrin W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Yes it is not easy to travel to the pyramides and yes the guiding tour will be only in spanish but it is definitely worth to see! It is a special place with an amazing view. It is a pity that there is no website and written material available. The only way to get deeper information about the pyramides is to visit it. Have a good trip!
Written 26 June 2018
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Catie H
Massachusetts83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
This is one of those places that some would skip, writing it off as boring...this is NOT the case!! What an amazing experience!!
We were fortunate enough to have a bilingual guide with us (the guides there do not speak english, nor is there any translation assistance).
The views are simply breathtaking and the history of this place is just amazing!
I've read the other reviews and they are right...this place does not get the recoginition it deserves.
Give yourself plenty of time to take in all of the history and enjoy this must see site! We spent almost two hours there and we could have stayed longer. Make sure you purchase the little packages of salt before you begin the tour so you can feed the alpacas!!
Written 16 March 2018
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Norman E
Quito, Ecuador119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
I suggest to catch a cab in Guayllabanba, is about 30 minutes drive. The guided tour takes about an hour. USD3 foreign (USD1 ecuadorians) per person. You are able to see the pyramids, sample Indian houses, native vegetation and they have 2 small museums. There is a small place to buy food and drinks over the weekends. Take plenty of water and munchies. As part of the complex, they have small rooms to rent. USD10 per person. Very clean, new and nice rooms. They have collective restrooms and showers. There is also a pic nic/ camping area with BBQ facilities. From this place you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Andes mountains. If you like hiking, in about 4 hours (on way) you can reach the first Mojanda Lake. I suggest you are already adapted to the altitude, most part of the walk is over 3.100 meters above the sea level (10,500 feet above the sea level) If you like to try local food in Guayllabamba y suggest La Riobambeñita restaurant and try the traditional soup, the yahuarlocro.
Written 12 November 2015
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GuatemalaCiclista
Chicago, IL347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
Unfortunately this site doesn't receive the recognition it deserves. Truncated pyramids and an advanced astronomical measuring system are featured. On a clear day you can see all the mountains/volcanoes that were used to indicate solstices, etc. You can even see Panecilla in Quito from here. What is also of merit is the abundance of free range llamas and other woolly quadrupeds roaming the site. You can actually approach and pet them, with extreme courtesy of course. If irritated they will send you a flaming salivary package! The guide Jenny was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The site assigns the mandatory guide and it is included in the entrance price of $3. A tip is definitely in order.
You can take a bus (aprox $1 each way) from Cayambe (in front of Banco Pacifico on the PanAmerican Hwy) that goes to Malchingui. You get off at the road that leads to the entrance of the site. Don't bother with an expensive taxi. Bring water and a sombrero.
Written 7 February 2015
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Woodroad
Washington, DC168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
This complex of Caranqui pyramids was built over the 700 years before the Incas arrived in Ecuador in the mid-16th Century. The location is stunning, looking out over the wide valley between the two ranges of volcanoes. The pyramids have been partially excavated so that the building materials and some of their astrological tools are now visible. A part of a pre-Incan road is also restored. The entire site is home to a herd of llama, and on a windswept day like the one we had, they contribute to the feeling of this ancient place. It's not an easy trek to this pretty remote site, but it's well worth the effort.
Written 18 August 2014
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neil l
Christchurch, New Zealand112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
Although the site doesn´t look that impressive (compared to Macchu Pichu etc) the tour was amazing. Our guide had loads of insightful and interesting information about the site and the commuity that lived there. Fortunately, we had a guide who was able to translate it into english. You´ll find out why the llamas only mate on one of the pyramids, how to know when it is raining by looking at the ants! and where to get a needle and thread from nature. One of the highlights was a well-preserved map of the moon and sun that acted as calendars for the community.
Written 26 May 2013
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