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Quilotoa Day Tour – Shared Base

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10 Hours


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Group Size

12 people




Nearby the Andean Mountains there is the emerald color lagoon, located inside a volcano crater with a height of 3800m named Quilotoa. The drive passes through Zumbahua canyon and tons of indigenous towns & farmlands. We will have a visit to either Saquisilí (Thursdays), Zumbahua (Saturdays) or Pujilí (Sundays) indigenous market. This tour includes a native Quilotoa guide. Weather on Quilotoa is very unpredictable so we recommend being prepared with warm & waterproof clothing. Please be acclimatized around 3000m before taking this tour.


  • Enjoy one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Ecuador Andes.
  • Do some kayaking inside the lake.
  • Discover authentic local life.

What you will do

Near the mountains of the Andes, there is an emerald color lagoon, the most important and surprising thing about this lagoon is that it is located inside a volcano crater. Besides, it has a height of 3800m. The most important thing in this place is that you will enjoy it. Therefore, just worry about living the experience on our daily excursion to Quilotoa, first of all, the drive passes through Zumbahua canyon and tons of indigenous towns & farmlands. Besides you will have a visit to either Saquisilí (Thursdays), Zumbahua (Saturdays) or Pujilí (Sundays) indigenous market (Quilotoa market). The weather in Quilotoa is very unpredictable, so we recommend that you prepare with warm and waterproof clothing. Besides pleasing when you arrive in Quilotoa take some time to acclimatize. Due you will meet at a height of approximately 3000 m. Hence you will go down the mountain with direction to the Lagoon in your interior. The most notable thing is that you will have some time to enjoy the lagoon and practice kayaking (not included). Also, listen to the directions provided by the guide. While we begin the way back to the top of the volcano. Finally, lunch will be ready in the Zumbahua community. Consequently, we are sure that you will enjoy our Tour. So probably after doing our activities in this cheap Tour, probably feel the desire to visit more attractions in Ecuador. Therefore don’t forget to see our offer tours in Ecuador.


  • Transportation from Quito to Quilotoa and way back.
  • Bilingual Guide.
  • Lunch.
  • Entry fee Quilotoa $2.
  • Items did not mentioned on the itinerary.
  • Kayak rental $10 per person.
  • Mule rental for the way up to $10 per person.

Activity's Location



When and where does the tour end?
This shared tour runs every Thursdays and Sundays. There are 2 meeting points.

Meeting point: Mariscal Foch and Juan León Mera. In front of the restaurant Magic Bean (6.50 am).

In the center of Quito: Avenue August 10 and Francisco de Caldas. Center of the park (7.00 am).
What is the necessary equipment for this activity?
Warm Clothing
Hiking Shoes
Waterproof Jacket
Extra Water
Sun Cream
Extra Energy Drinks & Snacks
Cotton Pants
Walking Sticks (OPTIONAL) We rent.
Departure days from Baños: Thursday and Saturday
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