Tour Quilotoa

At 3 hours from Quito we find the Ecological Reserve Los Ilinizas where one of its main attractions is the turquoise lagoon that is located in the crater of Quilotoa, the wonderful landscapes make this tourist attraction an experience that you can not miss if you are in Ecuador.

Departures

Friday

Duration

Full day

Activity

Medium

Pickup

07h05

Hosted in

English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will visit:
  • Shalalá look point
  • Trekking to the Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Artisan Workshop in Tigua
  • Visit to the Toachi River Canyon

Itinerary

Pick Up

07h05
Boulevar Naciones Unidas

Av. Shyris y Av. Naciones Unidas
How to get

07h25
La Mariscal / Plaza Foch

Reina Victoria entre Calama y Mariscal Foch Parada #3 Quito Tour Bus
How to get

07h50
El Quinde Visitors Center

Calle Venezuela y Espejo. Plaza Grande
How to get

08h00

Beginning of the tour

From Quinde Visitors Center

08h00
Visit the Shalalá and Quilotoa viewpoint

The beginning of the lagoon of Quilotoa is Shalala viewpoint, a space built in 2014, with sustainable materials, that allows to contemplate the beauty of nature from 3900 meters above sea level

Hike and visit the Quilotoa Lagoon

The crater of the dormant volcano forms a bowl that collects the azure waters of the lagoon. Its color is due to the accumulation of sulfur. According to legend, this was the scene of the battle between the Quilotoa gods who lived on the surface and Toachi, who was under the lake, because that aroused envy the ability of the first to reflect the color of the sky

Visit a crafts workshop in the Community of Tigua

Color is the protagonist of the stories that narrate the crafts of Tigua, works that are manufactured by the community of the same name. These paintings bear geometric and figurative forms, typical of the pre-Columbian and colonial times respectively

Lookout

Toachi Canyon Lookout

The Toachi River Canyon covers almost 30 kilometers in length with a drop of 100 meters, offers an unusual Andean landscape as a result of the eruptions of the Quilotoa volcano

Lookout

19h00 (aprox.)

Return to Quito

End of the tour

19h00 (aprox.)

Indications

What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Scarf
  • Jacket
  • Hiking shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
Includes
  • Tourist Transport
  • Bilingual Guide (Esp – Eng)
  • Entrance the Shalalá Lookout
  • Entrance to the Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Visit the Tigua crafts workshop
  • Visit the Toachi River Canyon
  • Lunch
  • Mini snack
  •  
  • Almuerzo
  • Mini Box Lunch
Not includes
  • Other details not specified
  • Tips

Location

Prices

Adults

$ 60
  • 13 to 64 years

Special

$ 40
  • Children (-12) adults (+65) and people with disabilities

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