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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 Ɓrbol and El ArrayƔn specialize in traditional and herbal medicine. Raƭces 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 ecolĆ³gico 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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