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Full day Quilotoa Crater Lake - 1 Day

We depart from Quito early in the morning. Pick up at your hotel.
Along the way we will admire the impressive volcanos crossing the Andes through the Pan-American Highway in what is known as the avenue of the volcanoes. We will leave the main road taking a smaller one that will lead us to Quilotoa Crater Lake. During this ride we will admire the most beautiful Andean landscapes full of colors and indigenous people living in the area. Depending on the day of departure we will stop at one of the traditional indigenous markets in Saquisili or Zumbahua that are open once a week and where the locals from the area congregate to sell their products and animals. Another stop is at the canyons before we continue to Tigua village and their famous painters who have achieved a prestigious name for painting indigenous traditions and Andean landscapes on goatskin.
Quilotoa is our final destination where it will be possible to hike part of the edge of the crater or do the hike down to the lake (this hike is demanding but there is the possibility of hiring a mule for the return climb given previous reservation and payment)
Lunch is at one of the locally owned restaurants. After lunch return to Quito.

We depart from Quito early in the morning. Pick up at your hotel.
Along the way we will admire the impressive volcanos crossing the Andes through the Pan-American Highway in what is known as the avenue of the volcanoes. We will leave the main road taking a smaller one that will lead us to Quilotoa Crater Lake. During this ride we will admire the most beautiful Andean landscapes full of colors and indigenous people living in the area. Depending on the day of departure we will stop at one of the traditional indigenous markets in Saquisili or Zumbahua that are open once a week and where the locals from the area congregate to sell their products and animals. Another stop is at the canyons before we continue to Tigua village and their famous painters who have achieved a prestigious name for painting indigenous traditions and Andean landscapes on goatskin.
Quilotoa is our final destination where it will be possible to hike part of the edge of the crater or do the hike down to the lake (this hike is demanding but there is the possibility of hiring a mule for the return climb given previous reservation and payment)
Lunch is at one of the locally owned restaurants. After lunch return to Quito.

The Trip Cost Include

  • Certified bilingual guide
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Other meals not mentioned
  • Drinks and alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult are activities on this trip?

The hike towards Quilotoa Lake is demanding but it is possible to hire a mule for the return climb at extra cost.

What is the highest altitude reached on this trip?

Quilotoa Crater Lake is located at approximately 3.600 meters high (11.520 feet high)

How are the guides?

Our guides are Certified Naturalist Guides with extensive experience on the destinations. They speak great English and some of them have experience in photography

What kind of outfit do I need for this trip?

Temperature ranges during the day between 12 and 21 degrees Celsius (50 – 70 Fahrenheit). During the rainy season (October through May) the Andes are cloudy and humid and it is recommended to bring rain gear. Dressing in warm clothes or in layers will be a good option. Wear comfortable hiking or walking shoes (if they are water proof will be much better)

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Trip Facts

  • Quilotoa Crater Lake
  • 2 to 15
  • Approx. 3.600 m (11.500 ft)
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch

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