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Mirador Shalala

112 Reviews

Mirador Shalala

112 Reviews
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Pujili, Quilotoa 050150 Ecuador
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Private Quilotoa Enchanted Crater Lake
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Private Quilotoa Enchanted Crater Lake

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This full-day cultural tour begins with a visit to a local indigenous market at Saquilisilí or a historic church in Pujilí (Thursday/Sunday). The drive to Laguna Quilotoa displays a beautiful view of the Andean mountains, passing the ancient canyon of Toachi, the traditional town of Tigua famous for its paintings and many indigenous towns and farmlands. Before lunch, we will visit a local indigenous home, where you have the opportunity to interact with the inhabitants and perhaps learn some Quichua. The tour includes a hike down into the Laguna Quilotoa, a sparkling emerald lake inside the inactive volcano crater.
$125.00 per adult
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Gilda G wrote a review Mar 2020
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Shalala was a beautifully built center and trails to enjoy the Quilotoa volcano lake. The trails were nicely done, the area was easy to explore and more nature oriented than the Quilotoa lake village. If you are not used to high altitud, you need to go slow and take breaks. Also you can ask for suggestions that help with altitud. It was worth the extra drive. The road was not paved in areas.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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ccentenob wrote a review Mar 2020
Guayaquil, Ecuador2 contributions
The view is worth it, it costs only $ 2, parking included. Do not forget to walk slowly for those who are not used to that level of altitude.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Paul L. wrote a review Feb 2020
Ottawa, Canada81 contributions
Best pix are from atop the Mirador (not necessarily down at water level in the crater). Making your way down to water level is challenging as the decline is steep, even more exhausting coming back up (but there are horses and donkeys at the bottom to take you back up for $10). The town of Quilotoa is pleasant to walk through (little restaurant at near the end of town had the best price ($4) we've seen for cuy (y patas).
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Date of experience: February 2020
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DisgruntledScotLass wrote a review Jan 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom110 contributions57 helpful votes
Beautiful place if you are passing by, but I wouldn't spend more than a couple of hours here. I wouldn't do a full day tour here but perhaps there were other activities here that you can do that I've missed.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Steve M wrote a review Jan 2020
Providence, Rhode Island126 contributions60 helpful votes
If you take the Ecuador Hop! to Quilotoa or Banos, this will be one of the stops. The various vistas here I thought were better than the ones you get in the village, but you really can't go wrong. Certainly worth a stop.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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