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Itinerary
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.
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Laguna Quilotoa
Ecuatraveling
Overview
Spend the day exploring the stunning natural landscapes of Ecuador on this full-day Quilotoa Lake hiking tour from Quito. Your expert guide will lead you through tropical forests to one of the area's most beautiful lagoons. Make stops at a quiet village and local markets as part of this incredible day away from the city.
Highlights
  • Full-Day Quilotoa Lake Hiking Tour
  • Escape the city and journey into Ecuador's natural landscapes
  • Visit a tropical lagoon
  • Make stops at a village and local market
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Round-trip transport and lunch included
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Reviewed June 17, 2018
Great Tours!

I went with Ecuatraveling to both Quilotoa and Cotopaxi on day tours. Both were great! Quilotoa was absolutely breathtaking and while Cotopaxi was frigid and windy, we still had a great time climbing to the refuge and returning down to a tranquil lagoon on mountain...More

1  Thank Alyssa M
gc04182014e, Owner at Ecuatraveling, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Dear Alyssa, it’s great to hear you enjoyed the Quilotoa & Cotopaxi trips so much and everything was satisfying :) All the best, Ecuatraveling Team

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Perfect Travel Agency, really helpful staff and they offer a lot of tours!

From now on I did Otavalo, Quilotoa and the Cuyabeno (4days) trip. The trips are perfectly organized and the travel agency works fast and correct. The staff is really helpful and searches the best options for your budget and availability. Quilotoa is so beautiful! and...More

Thank Sara R
gc04182014e, Owner at Ecuatraveling, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Dear Sara, Thanks so much for your great review and the pictures you posted. We are happy you enjoyed some amazing trips with us and that you were satisfied with our service :) We will be glad to welcome you on one of our other...More

Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile
Amazing walk

This tour starts in Quito, takes in a local market, a traditional high altitude family home - very authentic and the creator lake. The creator lake is the highlight of the tour, amazinh views from the top, a sandy walk down (about 1/2 hour), a...More

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gc04182014e, Owner at Ecuatraveling, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Dear Penelope Thank you for your positive feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed our trip to Quilotoa. It was an honor to organize it for you and we wish you all the best with your next travels. We would be happy to see you...More

Reviewed March 8, 2018
Good tour

Our tour was a big group, and was done reasonably well. We made few stops along the way although did not stop at a local's house (i'm guessing because of the size of the crowd). You do get a bit of mountain sickness and drinking...More

1  Thank Vjay S
gc04182014e, Owner at Ecuatraveling, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Dear Vjay, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are sorry you didn’t do the hike, as it is the main and best activity on this trip. We are glad you still enjoyed the tour :) Safe travels and...More

Reviewed February 28, 2018
My most beautiful tour so far!

This tour was amazing! Quilotoa crater lake is very beautiful. The trip was arranged very fast. The guide was also very nice and made a lot of jokes.

Thank sophievanderpluijm
gc04182014e, Owner at Ecuatraveling, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Dear Sophie, we are happy you enjoyed the Quilotoa trip so much :) Safe travels and all the best, Ecuatraveling Team

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