Here's a summary of the best known touristic destinations in or near to the Intag zone.

Nangulvi geothermal baths.  Quite a well-developed touristic complex, with the baths, restaurant and cabaña style accomodation.

Piñan lakes.  2 lakes in an altiplano setting - great for camping, trout fishing, and getting away from it all.

Wariman sacred burial site - The now extinct Yumbo people had a major burial and worship site here, in the parish of Peñaherrera.  There's a a museum and a zipline.

Junin cloudforest reserve.  Situated low down in the Intag valley, this reserve has beautiful waterfalls and a tropical feel to the vegetation and wildlife. Junin is also the site of a major copper mining concession, due to open in the next couple of years.

Cuicocha - this is a crater lake set at the foot of Cotacachi volcano - it has a well-marked walk, that takes around 4 hours to complete, plus a restaurant and a hotel. Access is easy using a taxi from the nearby village of Quiroga.

Otavalo. - pleasant large town, centre of indigenous culture and textile industry. The major arts and crafts market (supposedly the biggest of its kind in Latin America) takes place each saturday.  Also from Otavalo, it's only a short taxi drive to see the Parque del Condor - a well-run bird sanctuary.

Ned and Patricia are happy to organise excursions to these and other destinations.  For more information, please email us at, or call us on ## 593 6 3017543.   The Cuellaje taxi drivers co-operative are also glad to help you reach these and other destinations (including Quito airport, which is a 4  hour ride from Cuellaje in Intag).