Private Quilotoa Enchanted Crater Lake

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8 hours
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Why take this tour?

This full-day cultural tour begins with a visit to a local indigenous market at Saquilisilí or an historic church in Pujilí (Thursday/Sunday). The drive to Laguna Quilotoa displays a beautiful view of the Andean mountains, passing the ancient canyon of Zumbahua and many indigenous towns and farmlands. Before arriving at Quilotoa we will visit and incredible local gallery in Tigua, where we will have a short painting class to learn about the ancient techniques in this charming town. The tour includes a hike down into the Laguna Quilotoa, a sparkling emerald lake inside the inactive volcano crater. The return hike takes one hour, or there is the option of renting a mule for $12. We will arrive back to Quito in the early evening. We will arrive back to Quito in the early evening.

What’s included?

  • Transportation: Comfortable land transportation.

  • Lunch

  • Trip Leader: Certified AJ expert English-speaking adventure trip leader

  • Fees and entrance to Quilotoa reserve, hike to the lake.

  • Hiking sticks

  • Entry/Admission - Canon del Rio Toachi

  • Tips

  • Souvenirs

  • Optional rent of a horse/mule ($12) on the way back up from the lake

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Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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