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Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Laguna de Quilotoa, 070701 Ecuador
When 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
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Near public transportation.
Infants must sit on laps.
Most travelers can participate.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
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 12 travelers.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Face masks provided for travelers.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Great tour. Oscar was a wonderful guide. He picked us up at our hotel on time and drove us to the Lagoon. We stopped at an Quechua family home first, which we requested and loved. He was great to point out and stop at other points of interest along the way. We had a meal at the village at Quilotoa which was authentic and delicious. Our day was perfect thanks to Oscar. Wonderful experience. Definitely recommend the mule/horse on the way back up from the bottom of the lagoon. It's a treaterous walk down, and worse on the way back up. It was $10 for the horse to come up. $3 for kayaks at the bottom. I recommend doing both.
The Guide and the Driver were excellent. Well organized tour. Quilotoa lagoon was captivating. To go down to the lagoon you need trekking outfit and sometimes is steep, for sure in not so easy. Going back, uphill at this altitude gets very difficult. Luckily the mules are there to carry us uphill for 10 USD each. Local people were picturesque but a little bit exaggerated. I doubt if locals live like that any more. Volcanoes avenue, just the Panamerica highway with mountains around that some of them are volcanoes. Geologically interesting but not a sightseeing.
Diego was our tour guide on this tour and on the tour to Mindo forest. He is a great guide who tries to tailor the tour to your interests. He was very punctual. Very satisfied.
The weather cleared just in time for going down to the laguna. Very good visit to a local family. The guide was knowledgable about culture and volcanos.
Beautiful countryside on the drive. Interesting to see the traditional farm. View of the lake was spectacular, the walk down was precipitous and should mot be taken if you have dodgy knees. Altitude is high so walking back might be difficult. Mule/horse available. Include lunch on the tour; it was excellent. A long day, but our driver and guide were excellent.
A full day that covers many bases; helped enormously by Diego’s great commentary and context. The lagoon was the highlight but so many other surprises along the way. Well worth it.
Oscar was a great guide. We really enjoyed tour and the Quilatoa Lagoon was amazing! Oscar even made a special stop for us.
We had a wonderful guide, who was very knowledgeable. He explained everything in detail. I was very impressed with the visit to an indigenous family. Our guide translated and gave us added information.
We booked this tour while we were in Quito, a spur of the moment choice, we were concerned about the duration. What we found, however, was that the scenery on the drive was fascinating, the stop off to meet an Andean Indian family was most interesting too. When we arrived at Quilotoa our guide, Daniel, who was excellent, had us close our eyes and make our way to the overlook then open them to get the full effect of the view, which was amazing. The trail down to the crater lake is strenuous so I opted to ride down on a mule, and back up on a horse, both quite exciting and cost 10 each way. I have to say the excursion was one of the high spots of our visit to the Beautiful country of Ecuador
More than expected, thanks to our incredible guide Alphonso. Spectacular views and fun riding the mules.
This tour was amazing and our tour guide Alfonso gave us all the information we needed.
Great day trip from Quito with splendid landscape on the way and a beautiful crater lake at the end. Beware that the hike back up from Quilotoa lagoon to the rim of the crater is strenuous, so you might consider riding back on a horse costs extra, about USD 10 per horse. Our guide was very nice and fluent in English. Lunch was so so, but our guide was courteous enough to ask about food preferences before hand.
Excellent tour! Our guide Dante was friendly, flexible and knowledgable. Meeting the indigenous family was wonderful and the hike down to the lagoon with the donkey ride up in the rain was unforgettable! We highly recommend this tour.