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The route to El Altar’s main attraction, the Yellow Lagoon, is at a height ranging from 3500 to 4300 meters. For this reason, you should acclimatize for at least one or two days in the city of Riobamba.




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How to get there

First, you must reach the city of Riobamba and from there, take a bus to the "La Candelaria". It is the only public transport that makes the journey to the beginning of the trail, which lasts 1:30 hours.

Best time to visit

The best months are those that correspond to the dry season, which runs from June to November.






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