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Best 1 Day Tour Quilotoa Crater Lake Ecuador


95 $ / person – from 2 people

85 $ / person – from 4 people

Quilotoa Lake is located 14km north of Zumbahua, it is a volcanic crater lake that sits at an elevation of 3’500 m. (11’483 ft.) offering stunning views of both the lake and the mountain ranges surrounding it with views of Cotopaxi Volcano in the distance. Hikers can go around the rim of the crater (approximately 5 hours) or descend 280 m. from the viewing deck to caldera lake (about 1 hour). This is the Best 1 Day Tour Quilotoa Crater Lake Ecuador


The small village of Quilotoa lies to the southwest of the lake, and standard accommodation run by indigenous people are available. The Best 1 Day Tour Quilotoa Crater Lake Ecuador.


The Quilotoa laguna is one of Ecuador’s most spectacular sites, although relatively removed from the beaten path. The crater lake was formed when the volcano erupted in about the thirteenth century AD. It is about 250 meters deep and is characterised by its stunningly bright turquoise color.

The Best 1 Day Tour Quilotoa Crater Lake Ecuador is the perfect Day Trip for families, couples, volunteers in Quito and friends.


Although the laguna is the most famous of local attractions, the Ilinizas Reserve also feature a large swath of cloud forest and the Iliniza twin peaks, which quite popular for mountaineering. Ecuador’s so-called Quilotoa Loop is a circuit of small towns in the Andes made famous by the Quilotoa volcano and crater lake. Nearby small towns have their own appealing Andean flavor. If you’re taking public transportation, you’ll have no choice but to stay over in either Zumbahua, Chugchilán, Sigchos, or Saquisilí.

Day 1 - Quito to Quilotoa Lake

  • Pick up at your Hotel in Quito and transportation to Quilotoa in the morning.
  • Little walk down to the lake and up or ride a mule (extra cost), you can also do kayak on the lake (extra cost).
  • A typical food will be served as lunch by the people of the community.
  • Back to Quito in the Afternoon. END OF THE TOUR
  • Private Transportation YES
  • Traditional Lunch YES
  • Bilingual Guide YES
  • Quilotoa Entrance fee YES
  • Extra activities NOT
  • Tips / Extra beverages NOT

Best 1 Day Tour Quilotoa Crater Lake Ecuador


Quilotoa Lake, Stunning Landscapes


Tour Available all the Year


Quilotoa is located 2h30 south from Quito Center

Best 1 Day Tour Quilotoa Crater Lake Ecuador


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