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QUILOTOA - 2 DAYS - Ecuador


Location: Quilotoa
Starting / Ending Point: A fixed meeting place in Quito

Quilotoa lagoon is an volcanic-crater lake nearby the Andean Mountains that sits at an elevation of 3900m and offers stunning views of both the lake and the mountain ranges surrounding it. The caldera was formed by the collapse of the volcano in an eruption that took place approximately 800 years ago. The caldera has since accumulated a 250 meters deep crater lake, which has an extraordinary turquoise color as a result of dissolved minerals.

On our way to this beautiful lake we will pass through the Zumbahua canyon and tons of indigenous towns and farmlands. We will visit the indigenous market of either Saquisilí (Thursdays), Zumbahua (Saturdays) or Pujilí (Sundays). Before lunch we will visit the Shalala, a community famous for their handicrafts. An Indigina family will invite us into their house. Then we will continue the trip towards the lagoon of Qiulotoa where we will enjoy a walk to the shores of the beautiful lake. The return uphill can be heavy. Once we have arrived the top, a delicious lunch will be waiting for you. After the lunch we will leave to the Cloud Forest, where we will spend the night in a hostel.

The next day we leave early for a trek around the crater. This walk will take approximately six hours. Views of the Cotopaxi can be seen in the distance. After lunch you will go back to Quito.


The weather on Quilotoa is very unpredictable so we recommend being prepared with warm and waterproof clothing. It is important that you have been acclimatized around 3000m of altitude before taking this tour.

This trip can only be booked for a minimum of 2 people.

2 Days

Al year-excursion, but depending on availability.
Note: This trip can only be booked for a minimum of 2 people.

  1. Transport Quito Quilotoa and back
  2. Bilingual Guide
  3. Box of lunch
  4. Breakfast
  5. Lunch day 2
  6. Accommodation at Cloud Forest


  1. Personal Expenses
  2. Tips
  3. Entrance fee Quilotoa ($2 p.p.)
  4. Dinner
  5. Items not mention on the itinerary

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