Quilotoa Day Trip

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.

Every day

Full day
07h00 - 18h00

Medium activity

Pickup
07h00

English and Spanish

What you'll do
Travel safely, in the Quilotoa tour from Quito we maintain all the safety protocols. In this full day trip from Quito to Quilotoa we will visit:
  • Quilotoa look point
  • Trekking to the Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Artisan Workshop in Tigua

07h00

Beginning

Departures form Naciones Unidas Boulevard (Av. Shyris & Av. Naciones Unidas)
How to get

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Pick-up and drop-off in the 3 main areas:
Carolina, Plaza Foch, Plaza Grande

07h00

First stop

Visit a traditional house

Visit a traditional house in the moor and learn about the guinea pigs.

Quilotoa

First stop

Second stop

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.

Second stop

Third stop

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.

Third stop

Fourth stop

Enjoy the Andean Landscape

We will observe from the car the Toachi River Canyon that 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.

Fourth stop

17h30 - 18h30 (aprox.)

Enjoy your comfortable return to Quito. Drop-off at your hotel is also included.

End of tour

17h30 - 18h30 (aprox.)
Indications

The Quilotoa day tour from Quito includes

  • Tourist Transport
  • Bilingual Guide (Esp – Eng)
  • Entrance to the Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Visit the Tigua crafts workshop
Not included
  • Other details not specified
  • Tips
  • Breakfast and lunch
What to bring
  • Face mask
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Scarf
  • Jacket
  • Hiking shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
Location
Travelers reviews
Sandra Guerrero
Sandra Guerrero
2022-09-06
Muy chévere, lastimosamente, cruzar el centro histórico es demorado y resta tiempo para estar en El Panecillo.
Ruth Moreno
Ruth Moreno
2022-09-05
Excelente atención, el recorrido muy bonito, la guía turística eficiente 👏👏👏
Alexita M
Alexita M
2022-08-28
It was good, guides need to speak slower when speaking in English so that they are understood. Overall a great hop on and off service.
Jorge Pinto
Jorge Pinto
2022-08-02
Muy divertido para conocer parte de nuestra hermosa ciudad
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