17 de Enero 2010
Seems as though the new bus schedule from Otavalo on Trans Otavalo to Chontal is a reality. The early morning bus leave around 8:00am and gets to Chontal around 1 pm which is early enough to get to Los Cedros. This same bus returns to Otavalo at 2:00pm from Chontal finally giving the option of not returning to Quito.
There is also the new road to Magdalena Alto from Chontal where for anywhere from 6$(see Ramiro Ona at the big food shop) to 10$(all others) you can save half the mule ride or hike to this reserve.
The busses from Quito still are leaving from the La Ofelia terminal in the far north of Quito for Chontal 5 times a day. 6, 10 and 12:30 am and 3 and 5 in the afternoon.