Quilotoa Day Tour

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Quilotoa Day Tour

“The views of Quilotoa take your breath away. It’s a must-see!”

According to local lore, Quilotoa is the ‘lake of the God of duality’: the God of eruptions that sweep away everything that stands in their way, and the God of the deep. The crater lake will literally take your breath away! From the lookout point, you can walk down to the lake in about an hour (taking time to take photos of course). The climb up to get back takes an hour and a half, it is quite steep.

On this full day trip to Quilotoa, you will visit a local market filled with foods which makes it a great place to buy snacks! After visiting Quilotoa crater lake, we will have lunch and continue our sight-seeing tour with a visit to Toachi Canyon. 

Are you up for this Andean Journey Quilotoa day tour?

Departure from la Mariscal 7:15 am (Reina Victoria and Foch streets corner) / San Blas Square 7:30 am.
Explore the market of Saquisili/Pujili (Thursday/Sunday)
Visit of native family house
Depart to Quilotoa Crater Lake
Walk to the Quilotoa crater (3 hours). On the way up, it is possible to ride a mule.
We will enjoy a well-deserved lunch
Discover Toachi Canyon and stop for photos.
You will return to Quito.



  • NBilingual guide Spanish / English.
  • NLunch (shared tour only)
  • NAuthorized tourist transport.
  • NPermits to enter protected areas


  • KExtra food and drinks.
  • KEntrance fee $2 per person
  • KOptional Kayacking $4
  • KOptional ride on mules $10
  • KTips

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