Quilotoa Enchanted Crater Lake

Summary

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 lunch, we will visit a local indigenous home, where you have the opportunity to interact with the inhabitants and perhaps learn some Quichua. 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 in Quito in the early evening.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Commentary
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

This full-day cultural tour begins with a visit to a local indigenous market at Saquilisilí or a 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 lunch, we will visit a local indigenous home, where you have the opportunity to interact with the inhabitants and perhaps learn some Quichua. 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. We will arrive back in Quito in the early evening.

What’s included?

  • Lunch

  • Private transportation

  • All Fees and Taxes

  • Bilingual certified AJ guide

  • Souvenirs

  • Optional rent of a horse on the way back up from the lake for $12

  • Tips for guides and drivers

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Cancellation Policy

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

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About operator:

ADVENTURE JOURNEYS is a leader adventure travel company located in Quito, created by a group of knowledgeable expedition leaders, in order to offer the most amazing group adventure experiences and tailor-made trips adjustable to the needs and requests of our guests

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