Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve, Calacali

Must see · Volcano · Nature / Park
Trek through Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve, a collapsed volcanic crater full of lush and dense native plant life. The crater reaches a pinnacle of 3,356 m (11,011 ft), giving you far reaching views from every angle. Observe over 2,000 species of plants and a huge selection of birds, mammals, and insects. Choose a different way to explore by going on horseback or mountain biking. Pick up some artisan crafts and food from the local vendors or eat at a restaurant. Stay overnight and choose from hostels or specially designated camping spots. Plan a trip to Calacali easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
206 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Viewed the extinct volcano crater from the mirador overlooking it. The crater is basically an verdant agricultural reserve with various microclimates. It is a few kilometers from the Mitad del Mundo.....  more »
  • This place was never to be missed during our visit to Ecuador. Luckily we found a cab driver who agreed to take us around all places. Our second visit after Teleferico was this. The clouds were...  more »
Google
  • This is a wonderful park to hike and admire nature near by quito city. You can reach the viewpoint with a minimal walking (3 minutes from the parking place ) You should go early in the morning if you want to see the all volcano crater ( no later than 12 am) otherwise it will be cloudy , normally after this time the clouds come from the pacific and cover this entire area. For hiking we recommend you hire a guide otherwise you will miss a lot of information and maybe you could get lost looking for the right paths inside the volcano
  • Beautiful and free. Easily combined with your middle of the world trip. If you hike down you get to see the fauna change with the elevation. Be aware that when the fog rolls in - usually in the afternoon - the view will be lost. The market at the top of the crater sells high quality artisan work, but does have higher prices and other markets. Also, up the road on the right side of the parking lot, there is a fancy restaurant with a great view.

Plan your trip to Calacali

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Calacali

©
Park
Parque Central de Calacali
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Calacali

©
Zoo
Zoológico de Quito Guayllabamba
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Nature / Park
Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve Tandayapa
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Nature / Park
Pacha Quindi Nature Refuge Tandayapa
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Water Body
Lagunas De Mojanda Tabacundo
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min