in Quito, Quito, Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador

Full-Day Quilotoa Lake Hiking Tour from Quito

Quito, Quito, Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador

56.61 USD

1 - 15

8 hrs

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Tour Information

  • This one-day Ecuadorian cultural tour takes you to one of the most beautiful lagoons in Ecuador and South America, the amazing Laguna Quilotoa, and its surrounding villages and markets.

  • Around:
    • Quito, Quito, Ecuador
    • Quito, Ecuador
  • Pickup: Yellow House, Mariscal Foch E5-23 y, Quito 170143, Ecuador

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Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 6:50 AM
  • Duration: 8 hrs

  • Price per person: $56.61
  • Size: 1 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide

  • Professional and bilingual guide.
    Transportation from/to Quito's meeting point

  • Mules rent $10p.p.
    Kayak rent $4p.p.
    Quilotoa entrance fee ($2).
    Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Full-Day Quilotoa Lake Hiking Tour from Quito

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Laguna de Quilotoa, 070701 Ecuador

Start your day with a visit to the famous local market of Saquisilí. On Sundays, when the market is closed, you'll visit the first missionary church in Ecuador, located in Pujili. Continuing on, you'll pass through the indigenous villages of the area which provide a fantastic chance to witness true Ecuadorian culture.

Arriving at the spectacular Laguna Quilotoa, you'll hike down to the Laguna and back in a stunning 45 min hike down and 1-hour hike up. It is possible to hire mules for part of the trek. Paying special attention to the culture and rural life of indigenous Andean people, this trip is a wonderful opportunity to see the beauty of Ecuador in all of its forms.


07:00 - Depart from meeting point.

09:30 - Explore Saquisili/Pujili (Thursday/Sunday) and visit a native family.

10:30 - Depart to Laguna Quilotoa

13:00 - Begin descent to the Laguna

14:00 - Explore the Laguna shore

14:30 - Begin ascent to the Laguna viewpoint / mules rent $8 *optional

15:30 - Lunch (included)

16:30 - Arrive to Tigua Art community gallery

19:00 - Return to “Magic Bean“ restaurant (Juan Leon Mera and Mariscal Foch).

Duration: 8 hours

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Necessary Equipment: Sunglasses and sun cream, Water and snacks, Camera, Hiking shoes, Big bag for shopping, Waterproof jacket.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Infants must sit on laps.
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers


4.1 stars, based on 9 reviews

a very nice tour. prepare to have some coins on you though while visiting the local family or giving tips. for sure take a mule at Quilotoa as it is not only tiring but very sandy as well, so my black clothing, for example, became all white. The lunch is basic but at a nice place. recommended.

Elizabeth M
Elizabeth M

This was an awesome, full day actually gone from my hotel almost 11 hours tour. The Lake is amazing and you can hike down and ride a horse or mule back up mules have more stamina... I recommend that. The stop on the way at the market and local's hut was also really cool and broke up the drive to the lake. Lunch after the lake hike was great, but the 3 hour ride back to Quito was a bit hard at the end. Highly recommend this tour. The guides were awesome and really informative.

Albert B
Albert B

Quilotoa is a beautiful location. The guide was knowledgeable and helpful. The driver was excellent and careful. The round trip from Quito took hours but it was time well spent.

cally h
cally h

Amazing tour! Amazing views. Good hike.

Siavash C
Siavash C

They tell you what you pay is all inclusive and once on trip the tour guide (omar) will try and milk you for more money, for enterance fees, and he takes you to see how a local tribes live where bunch of kids in new fashion clothes are and asks for $.

Matthew h
Matthew h

Nice drive through volcano Alley to get to Quilatoa. Would recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see nature at its best. Loved it!!

shannon h
shannon h

Omar was great!


This tour was amazing!

Jayce C
Jayce C

Nice hike, visit to farmer's market was very fun.

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