Quilotoa Lake Private Sightseeing Tour


Your tour begins with pickup from your Quito hotel at 8:30am, when you’ll board a private vehicle destined for Quilotoa Lake, which was formed from the collapse of Ecuador’s westernmost volcano. Midway through the 3-hour journey, you’ll stop at a traditional fruit and vegetable market before arriving at your first viewpoint, from which panoramic views of the turquoise lake and surrounding crater are revealed. Hike downhill to get closer to the vibrant color of the lake and then opt to either rent a mule or hike back to the summit. Your tour concludes with hotel drop-off in Quito.

Tour info

9 hours - 10 hours
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Why take this tour?

On this private tour we will visit the Quilotoa Crater Lake, a water-filled caldera and the most western volcano in Ecuador. Besides visiting the lake's viewpoint and making the hike towards the lake, we can also observe one of the indigenous fruit & vegetable markets on the way depending on the day of travel, as they are held only on certain days. 

What’s included?

  • Private tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from/to centrally located hotels in Quito

  • Professional bilingual Guide

  • Bottle of purified water

  • Entrance fee and mule rent (currently there is no entrance fee for the Quilotoa lake)

  • Food and drinks

  • Tips

  • Personal expenses

  • Hotel pick-off and drop-off outside of the city. The extra cost can range from $30 till $70 depending on the number of passengers and location

  • Entry/Admission - Canon del Rio Toachi

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Before you book

  • Duration: 9-10 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

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

Operated by:

Andean Roots Travel Agency

About operator:

Andean Roots is an Ecuadorian owned travel agency offering you private day tours, multiple day tours and roundtrips to the best sights of Ecuador! Besides we have one of the best tours and last-minute tours to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuadorian Rainforest!

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