Local Buses to Tabacundo, Esperanza, and Cubinche
To get to the busstation, go to the Bank of Pinchinca, and head north for one block, then take left. Go down a couple of blocks and the busstaion will be on your right.
Transportes de Mojanda: The "Y", Tabacundo, and Esperanza
CIA:The "Y", Tabacundo, and Cubinche
For Your Information:
The "Y" is the crossroad (looks like a triangle or a Y) situated between Tabacundo and Cayambe where the buses going direct from Quito to Otavalo will pass (and busses to many smaller communities on the way). However, there are also direct buses between Cayambe and these places.
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The easiest and fastest way to go btw Quito and Cayambe is with the FLOR DEL VALLE bus company.
Two important facts about FLOR DEL VALLE:
1) They go the "back way" to Cayambe and do not pass by Tabacundo (to go to Tabacundo, catch a buss from Quito headed towards Otavalo - these buses usually also stop about 6km west of Cayambe).
2) They DO NOT leave from the main terminal in Quito.
IN QUITO, FLOR DEL VALLE is located on the street Manuel Larrea, situated about 2blocks west of the park El Ejido (hence, it is closer to Mariscal than the terminal). The buses leave about every 10min with the last buss leaving at 7pm. On weekend mornings, the same bus company also run buses to Mindo, so ask when you get on the bus to make sure it's going to Cayambe.
IN CAYAMBE, FLOR DE VALLE is located on the street Montalvo. From the church on the main square, go east and take a right on Montalvo. The bus stop is close by on the left hand side.
TIME AND MONEY:
The trip takes about btw 1.5-2hrs. The cost in 2005 was $1.25.
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