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Quilotoa Day Trip from Quito

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mariscal District, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceLeave from Plaza Foch in Quito at 07:00 (so please be there at 06:50) or from The Old Town location at 07:20 (so please be there at 07:10) for transport to Quilotoa.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Mercado Indigena, Saquisili, Cotopaxi ProvinceExplore Saquisili/Pujili (Thursday/Sunday) and visit a native family.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Cotopaxi ProvinceHike and explore the Quilotoa Crater and LagoonDuration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: TiguaArrive to Tigua communityDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Mariscal District, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceReturn to shared meeting points in QuitoDuration: 3 hours

$65 Day Trips & Excursions

Quilotoa Lagoon and Indian Markets in One Day from Quito

Quilotoa, an emerald colored lake located inside a volcano crater, is one of the Andes’ gems. At 3800m, the lake is also a host to surrounding indigenous communities. The drive to Quilotoa passes through the Zumbahua canyon and various indigenous towns and farmlands. Depending on the day, we will visit either the Saquisilí (Thursdays), or Pujilí (Sundays) indigenous markets so you can appreciate the contrast between these and those of the Imbabura province (Otavalo). We then arrive at the Quilotoa National Park and begin our descent to the lake, you can hike back up or rent a mule to take you back up. After lunch we will visit Shalala, a community well known for their handicrafts. Weather in Quilotoa is very unpredictable, so we recommend being prepared with warm and waterproof clothing (layers always help).Itinerary • Pick up at 7am in the New Town (Magic Bean Cafe) • Pick up at 7:15am in the Old Town (Plaza San Blas) • Leave towards Saquisili / Pujili / Indian markets (it depends on the day) • Arrive to Quilotoa followed by trek around the crater • Lunch • Arrive to Tigua community • Return towards Quito

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Quilotoa Lagoon, Ecuadorian Andes Private Day Trip from Quito

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

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Quito to Quilotoa Crater Lagoon Small-Group Hiking Day Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mariscal District, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceLeave from Plaza Foch in Quito at 07:00 (so please be there at 06:50) or from The Old Town location at 07:20 (so please be there at 07:10) for transport to Quilotoa.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Mercado Indigena, Saquisili, Cotopaxi ProvinceExplore Saquisili/Pujili (Thursday/Sunday) and visit a native family.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Cotopaxi ProvinceHike and explore the Quilotoa Crater and LagoonDuration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: TiguaArrive to Tigua communityDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Mariscal District, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceReturn to shared meeting points in QuitoDuration: 2 hours

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2 Day Private Tour to Quilotoa Lagoon and Baños Village from Quito

Day 1: Quito - Quilotoa Lagoon ( lunch )Your 2-day tour starts a journey through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, passing through by the towns of Latacunga and Pujilí. On the way to Quilotoa, you’ll stop to visit an indigenous thatched house from the Paramos tribe, where you’ll observe customs of residents.Visit the town of Tigua, famous for its naive paintings. Then, continue up to the Quilotoa volcano, where you will be able to descend to the Quilotoa Lagoon located inside the crater. Once there you can enjoy of kayaking ride inside of the lake or go mule riding back to the top.Overnight in BañosDay 2: Baños - Quito (breakfast, lunch)After breakfast, you will take a walk to Agoyan Pailón del Diablo and Manto de la Novia waterfalls where it is possible to take a cable car down near the waterfall and Casa del Árbol to have a spectacular view of Baños.Lunch and around 14:30 pm return to Quito.

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Quito to Cotopaxi Volcano and Quilotoa Lagoon 2-Day Excursion

ItineraryDay 1: Cotopaxi National Park Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Cotopaxi ProvinceCotopaxi National Park is only a short distance outside of Quito, making it a perfect day trip. But if you’re looking for those stunning early morning and late afternoon views of the volcano, consider staying overnight in one of the several lodges in the region. Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight in Cotopaxi selected hotels(Hosteria Papagayo or similar Tourist Class) (Hacienda Los Moriños, comfort class)Day 2: Quilotoa Loop Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Cotopaxi ProvinceThe Quilotoa Loop is a remote, bumpy, mountainous road linking several high Andean villages and towns. It offers one a chance to get off the Pan American highway and see some of the more remote people and culture of the central Andes of Ecuador.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.