Laguna de Mojanda Transportation
Getting to Mojanda from Otavalo
I have found out that you can take a taxi from Otavalo to the lakes ($10 one-way, $6 per hour waiting time for return trip).
We took our own car which was not a 4X4 and since the road is not paved, got real muddy and we got stuck in the mud. Thank goodness some cars passed by and helped us push. We got lucky because not too many cars do pass. This happened after we left the first lake. Up to there the road was good. We got stuck in the mud when we were on our way to the next lake which isnt too far away. It was a short walk or a very short car ride.
Laguna de Mojanda What to Pack
dress for the weather
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring warm clothes! It is pretty much always cold in Mojanda. It tends to hail pretty bad and borderline snow.
If you plan to walk around much take some rubber boots. I had regular boots on and they got muddy. When the fog starts rolling in it gets very cold. If you plan to hike around in the forrest in the area the rubber boots will come in handy. Some of the best views of Mojanda are reached from hiking the nearby mountains and volcanos
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring these things as you might need them. There are no bathrooms or facilities here or stores.
Photo Equipment: Bring your camara equipment for sure because the pictures will be awesome. The nearest town would be Otavalo where you can puchase camera stuff but not the most up to date memory sticks or camera gear.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you plan to camp out you can or if you want to bring up a tent to relax in while others fish.