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Quilotoa Crater Lake Full Day Tour

Discover the Ecuadorian culture and sceneries of the Andes on your way to the fascinating Quilotoa Lake

USD $288.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $288.00
2 or moreUSD $168.00

Quilotoa Crater Lake Tour

On this day tour to Quilotoa, discover some of the most beautiful Ecuadorian landscapes.
Ride by the range of Andean volcanoes, and stop at indigenous villages to experience the local culture.
And enjoy the natural diversity of the region hiking to the fascinating Quilotoa Crater Lake.


  • Walk along the edges of the Quitlotoa Crater
  • Stop to admire Andean Canyons
  • Go to Indigenous villages and markets

Tour Information

Duration: 10 hours

Start Location and End Location:  Picked up at your hotel


You will start your journey by heading to the Quilotoa Lake.
Along the road you can admire the impressive Avenue of the Volcanoes while riding through the Andes on the Pan-American Highway.

During this ride, be amazed by the most beautiful and colorful Andean landscapes.
You will have the possibility to stop at one of the traditional indigenous
markets in Saquisili or Zumbahua that are open once a week.
Where the locals from the area congregate to sell their products and animals.

Next you will stop to admire the Andean canyons before continuing to the Tigua village; known for their famous painters who’ve achieved a prestigious name by painting indigenous traditions and Andean landscapes on goatskin.

The final destination is Quilotoa, where it will be possible to hike part of the edge of the crater or hike down to the lake.
Your journey ends at Quito, where you will be dropped at your hotel.

What’s Included

  • Certified bilingual guide
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fee to
  • Lunch in one of the locally owned restaurants

What’s Not Included

  • Other meals not mentioned
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Mule or horse for rent

Important Notes

  • This hike is demanding but there is the possibility of hiring a mule
    for the return climb given previous reservation and payment
  • Visit to the local indigenous markets are subject to
    operational reason and market schedules
  • Cancellations:
    60 days before tour date, 10% charges apply
    60 to 30 days prior to trip date 20% charges apply
    30 to 20 days prior to trip date 50% charges apply
    20 days or less prior to trip date 100% charges apply



Quilotoa Lake, Cotopaxi, Ecuador

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Quilotoa Lake, Cotopaxi, Ecuador -0.858313, -78.903363

What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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