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Quilotoa Lagoon and Indian Markets in One Day from Quito provided by Free Walking Tour Ecuador

Quilotoa Lagoon and Indian Markets in One Day from Quito

Quilotoa Lagoon and Indian Markets in One Day from Quito
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
11h
Group size:
10
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    11h
  • Group size:
    10
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • 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.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees ($2 entrance to park)
  • Breakfast
  • Additional fees (mule $10 or canoe ride $5)
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Francisco de Caldas e1-75, Quito 170136, Ecuador Plaza San Blas statues next to the church (Caldas & Los Rios) at 7:30 am Dates: Thursday and Sunday
  • Plaza Foch, Quito 170143, Ecuador Departure Point: 2 meeting points in Quito (new town and old town) Address: Plaza Foch at 7:15 am by juan valdez coffee shop
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees ($2 entrance to park)
  • Breakfast
  • Additional fees (mule $10 or canoe ride $5)
Departure details
  • Francisco de Caldas e1-75, Quito 170136, Ecuador Plaza San Blas statues next to the church (Caldas & Los Rios) at 7:30 am Dates: Thursday and Sunday
  • Plaza Foch, Quito 170143, Ecuador Departure Point: 2 meeting points in Quito (new town and old town) Address: Plaza Foch at 7:15 am by juan valdez coffee shop
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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JNE
2 contributions
Nov 2021
Great day in the mountains. Pedro, the guide for our group of 10, was superb. Indian markets very interesting. Mountain scenery spectacular. Saw many animals, including llamas and, unexpectedly, dozens of guinea pigs living freely in the home of an old farmer we visited. Highlight, of course, was Quilatoa Lake. We walked all the way down, but at 77 I was happy there were horses available to bring us back up, and it was a fun experience to ride. This tour with Community Adventures is highly recommended and great value for money.
Written November 26, 2021
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Cassie F
2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
This tour was amazing. Carlos was a fantastic guide. I was the only person on my tour that didn’t speak Spanish and he took his time to translate for me. We went on a cloudy day; however, the lake was still very blue. The markets were fun to stop at along the way. As well as the stop to see the indigenous artwork. I enjoyed trying the food at the markets. Dress warm!
Written April 21, 2021
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Adriene A
Opelika, AL92 contributions
Oct 2021
Had a great tour with Alex to the indigenous market. If you think you will want to eat something at the market, don't eat breakfast before you go, hold out. I really liked the fried corn cakes with fresh cheese [I think they were arepas]), the lamb was good and the fruit was good. It is a bit of a drive out from Quito, but that is just because of where it is. If you get carsick, take some dramamine or something. I did and I enjoyed the ride and the food stalls a lot more at the indigenous markets. Alex told us a lot of history and lore. He loves what he does and likes to share how beautiful his country is, and it shows. One of the coolest things in the market besides munching on food was just backing up enough to see over the stalls to the snowy mountain behind. It was a beautiful day. Quilotoa was beautiful and of course, I loved taking pictures of the flowers and the water. I wimped out marginally and went out on the little spit of land that extends out into the crater and spent my time up there instead of going all the way down where the kayaks are. The color of the water is amazing. I took lots of rest breaks on the way back up. A very good day. I slept like a rock after that hike.
Written October 8, 2021
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alongtheroad
Northville, MI199 contributions
Apr 2018
Getting here was our last day of adventure in three weeks in Peru and Ecuador. We chose the right thing. Loved seeing the Cotopaxi volcano on the way, the local people in the High Andes, the llamas, the farms, the local culture. The view from the top of the lagoon is gorgeous and reminded us of Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, USA, but more green. The hike down is rather challenging, as the trail slopes down and is quite slippery on sand, even with good hiking boots. Very pretty to get down to the water level though Wish we'd had time to kayak. No way was I going to even try to hike back up, Even getting from the water's edge to the corral where the burros were waiting was a challenge to this out-of-shape American! I certainly felt sheepish on my burro, as a local boy walked up behind us on foot, keeping the burro going, and he wasn't winded at all! Those locals sure deserve a good tip! This was a wonderful last day to our vacation and we're so glad we took the time to get out of Quito and see the countryside.
Written April 30, 2018
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Lovisa310
Los Angeles, California, United States7 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
This tour is a wonderful adventure. The market is fun and colorful, but the stunning Quilotoa Lagoon is the highlight of the day. The hike down to the water is easy, but getting back up is another story entirely! It's a tough hike, but totally worth it (and if you feel like cheating, you can rent a mule). Our guide, Gerardo Ambato, was lovely and very knowledgeable, and he really cared about everyone on the tour. He stayed behind the slowest person during the entire hike, and made sure everyone was okay. What a role model!
Written April 29, 2019
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Ryan_jamesroach
Perry, FL7 contributions
Apr 2019
Loved this tour to the caldera! The guides were amazing and patient with us, especially those who did not speak Spanish very well. I would recommend hiring a horse or donkey on the way back up because it can be long and exhausting. Best $10 on a horse I ever spent!
Written April 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Free Walking Tour Ecuador
Amanda K
Amanda K
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Diego was fantastic!
We spent about 3 hours touring around the city. We checked out some locally grown fruits and got to taste test them
harrisonr558
harrisonr558
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Incredible
Atiel was our guide and he was super knowledgeable and passionate about his country. I learned so much and has an a
yunezj1
yunezj1
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Paull was an amazing Tour Guide!
What an amazing day to take the free walking tour provided by this organization. Our tour guide Paul was fantastic.
Katilase
Katilase
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Tour of typical souvenirshops, not even close to a city tour
It's not a city tour!! We spent 3 hours indoors in typical tourist scam/selling events where you are supposed to bu
Leslie B
Leslie B
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Great tour of Quito
This is a great tour of some of the highlights of Quito. Our guide Fabricio was very knowledgeable and very friendl
stephaniem2oo9
stephaniem2oo9
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EXCELLENT tour of old city Quito
This was an EXCELLENT walking tour of old city Quito for about 3 hours. Mariam was our guide. She was wonderful! Sh
krishill0
krishill0
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A wonderful morning walking with Diego
Diego took us on a wonderful walking tour of Quito beginning in the market with a visit to a booth of medicinal her
rue_sophie
rue_sophie
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Free Walking Tour Quito
Great walking tour! We took a very detailed tour of the market, did a fruit tasting and walked around the historic
Davidfr1908
Davidfr1908
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Good free walking tour with a nice guide
I had a nice tour in Quito, Diego knows a lot about the city and his country. We visit the local market and we trie
Fabtimon21
Fabtimon21
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Nice day walk in Quito
I had a wonderful afternoon in Quito with Diego. He has lot of knowledge about his country but also know lot of pla
Mikeincanadaanduk
Mikeincanadaanduk
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Beyond expectations
I did the tour with Myriam, the tour exceeded all expectations and is something I would willing pay at least $20 fo
homefires
homefires
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A Magical Morning in Quito!
We had only 2 hours to get to know this incredible city, so we hired Diego Salguero (+593 98 700 8646) to give us a
skger
skger
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A great walking tour with Etiel
We were very pleased with our walking tour of Quito on 4/22/22. Etiel provided lots of information. The market was
39allegral
39allegral
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BEST introduction to Quito
We did the walking tour with Caro on our first day in Quito and it was the best possible introduction to Quito. Car
Dearbhla N
Dearbhla N
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Interactive and Interesting
A fantastic walking tour, one of the best we have been on. Our guide, Myriam was great fun and told us lots of inte
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