Quilotoa Lagoon, Ecuadorian Andes Private Day Trip from Quito

Day Trips & Excursions in Quilotoa

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Enjoy a full day tour to the Quilotoa Lagoon from Quito. Admire the spectacular view of the Avenue of Volcanoes and the Ecuadorian Andes along the way. Learn about the indigenous Andes cultures and traditions. Moderate hike in the lagoon.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Cotopaxi ProvinceWhen the Quilotoa volcano last erupted in 1280, it left behind a gaping caldera 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) across, which is now filled with brilliant turquoise water. The word “quilotoa” comes from the local Quechua language, a group native to the central Andes region.Duration: 4 hours

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Menu lunch (if option selected)
  • Saquisilí Indigenous Market (only Thursday)
  • Indigenous Community family
  • Tigua Community Painting Gallery
  • Hike in the lagoon
  • Kayak (optional with extra cost $3,00 per person)
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna Quilotoa

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch (if option not selected)
  • Tips
  • Mule ride ($10.00USD, subject to change)
  • Kayak rental ($3.00USD, subject to change)
  • Pick up/drop off outside of the city has an extra charge


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour