Full-Day Quilotoa Lake Hiking Tour from Quito
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Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Laguna de Quilotoa, 070701 Ecuador
Start your day with a visit to the famous local market of Saquisilí. On Sundays, when the market is closed, you'll visit the first missionary church in Ecuador, located in Pujili. Continuing on, you'll pass through the indigenous villages of the area which provide a fantastic chance to witness true Ecuadorian culture.
Arriving at the spectacular Laguna Quilotoa, you'll hike down to the Laguna and back in a stunning 45 min hike down and 1-hour hike up. It is possible to hire mules for part of the trek. Paying special attention to the culture and rural life of indigenous Andean people, this trip is a wonderful opportunity to see the beauty of Ecuador in all of its forms.
07:00 - Depart from meeting point.
09:30 - Explore Saquisili/Pujili (Thursday/Sunday) and visit a native family.
10:30 - Depart to Laguna Quilotoa
13:00 - Begin descent to the Laguna
14:00 - Explore the Laguna shore
14:30 - Begin ascent to the Laguna viewpoint / mules rent $8 *optional
15:30 - Lunch (included)
16:30 - Arrive to Tigua Art community gallery
19:00 - Return to “Magic Bean“ restaurant (Juan Leon Mera and Mariscal Foch).
Duration: 8 hours
- Professional and bilingual guide
- Transportation from/to Quito's meeting point
- Mules rent $10p.p
- Kayak rent $4p.p
- Quilotoa entrance fee ($2)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Necessary Equipment: Sunglasses and sun cream, Water and snacks, Camera, Hiking shoes, Big bag for shopping, Waterproof jacket
Quilotoa is a beautiful location. The guide was knowledgeable and helpful. The driver was excellent and careful. The round trip from Quito took hours but it was time well spent.
Amazing tour! Amazing views. Good hike.
STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY They tell you what you pay is all inclusive and once on trip the tour guide (omar) will try and milk you for more money, for enterance fees, and he takes you to see how a local tribes live where bunch of kids in new fashion clothes are and asks for $.
Nice drive through volcano Alley to get to Quilatoa. Would recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see nature at its best. Loved it!!
Nice hike, visit to farmer's market was very fun.