Quilotoa Enchanted Crater Lake
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.
All Fees and Taxes
Bilingual certified AJ guide
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
Mobile tickets accepted
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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