Don't waste time waiting for large group-tours. In this cultural full-day-excursion have the opportunity to visit a local indian market, where you will see different cultural interactions, and very varied local products. Do a very nice downhill hike into a charming volcanic crater and enjoy stunning landscapes!! Make your stay in Quito an unforgettable life experience!!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ecuador Best Tours, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceThis cultural day trip starts at 07h00, driving through the avenue of the volcanoes, and with a visit to a local indigenous market at the Saquilisilí Village (Thursday).Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Mercado Indigena, Saquisili, Cotopaxi ProvinceVisit To Pujili Market (Any day), or Saquisili Market (Thursday), or Zumbahua Market (Saturday).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Cotopaxi ProvinceThe drive to Quilotoa Lake displays stunning views of the Andean mountains, passing the ancient canyon of the Toachi River, many indigenous communities and farmlands. Before lunch, in the location known as “Huayra Pungo”, we will visit a local indigenous hut, where you will have the opportunity to interact with the inhabitants of the house and, maybe, to learn some Kichwa words, the native language of the region. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Cotopaxi ProvinceLunch at a beautiful local Restaurant.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Cotopaxi ProvinceAfter this special experience sharing some time with them, we have the opportunity to visit the local and unique market of Zumbahua (Saturday), where we are able to see the ancestral trading system of exchanging goods without any currency, called trueque! The tour includes a steep hike down into the Quilotoa Lake, a sparkling emerald lake inside the extinct volcano crater, located at 3.600 meters above sea level. The way back to the top, where the parking area is, takes one hour, or there is an option of renting a mule or a horse with a comfortable settle for your way back! It is very helpful to be well prepared for the high altitude, so we recommend to go through an acclimatization process a night before, at least at 2.800 meters, it means, at the city of Quito!Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Quito Old Town, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceWe will be back in Quito approximately at 17h00, after having enjoyed this unforgettable life experience! Duration: 5 minutes