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Reservas Naturales de la Cocha - Other Activity - Colombia

Since being declared a Ramsar protected area, local indigenous and campesino communities around Laguna de la Cocha have been taking an active role in conservation and the development of eco-tourism. All told, 32 hamlets are now reservas naturales, practicing sustainable agriculture and teaching environmental education. La Sombra de un ├ürbol and El Array├ín specialize in traditional and herbal medicine. Ra├şces Andinas preserves genetic resources, including the seeds of more than 30 varieties of potato. El Vicundo has an interpretation trail for birdwatching; La Casa del Buho presents a museum. Most reservas whip up home-cooked meals for their visitors; some have basic lodging.

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Getting There

Contact the tourism office in Pasto for detailed information about the different reservas and on how to get to specific ones.

Travel Tips:

Some of the reservas can prepare food for groups of up to 30 persons. To learn more about the reservas, visit: www.cepes.org.pe/pdf/OCR/Partidos/mujeres_medio_ambiente/mujeres_medio_ambiente2-2.pdf

Relative price: Budget

Hike the camino ecol├│gico and visit the Capilla de la Virgen de Lourdes on the Santuario de Flora y Fauna Isla La Corota; go trout fishing.

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