After the archeological, geological, anthropological, historical, architectonical and ethnographical studies it has been determined it's historic value, naming it a National Patrimony under the recognition of the UNESCO.
Cochasqui is covered by kuicuyo (highlands grass) and in its surrounding we can find animals such as lamas, domestic animals, foxes, wolves, rabbits, doves, condors, eagles and sometimes pumas.
Cochasqui has a very open schedule of visits from 8h00 am to 16h00 from Mon to Fri and from 8h00 to 17h00 from Sat to Sun. The entrance fee for non ecuadorian visitor is about 3 USD per visitor.
The Cochasqui archeological and ceremonial site is located almost 3 Km from the main Panamericana highway, so is better if you get a private transport or a tour operator to reach it.
If you decide to go by yourself, take a bus to Otavalo, in the Occidental Ave. or 10 de Agosto Ave. and tell the driver to leave you and your companions at the Cochasqui complex entrance after the "Panavial peaje" in Tabacundo, in the easy way, down from the bus at Cochasqui complex entrance way located 100 meters more or less from the Tabacundo Panavial "Peaje". Then try to make hitchiking and get a ride to the complex. We strong reccomend to go with at least 3 or 4 friends to make you more secure. Also check our outside Quito bus guide with guide directory of companies