QUILOTOA DAY TOUR

QUILOTOA DAILY TOUR

DESCRIPTION

Nearby the Andean Mountains, there is emerald color lagoon, located inside a volcano crater with a height of 3800m named Quilotoa. The drive passes through Zumbahua canyon and tons of indigenous towns & farmlands. We will have a visit to either Saquisilí (Thursdays), Zumbahua (Saturdays) or Pujilí (Sundays) indigenous market. For lunch, we headed to one of the cabins of the indigenous families of Quilotoa. This tour includes a bilingual guide. The climate in Quilotoa is very unpredictable, so we recommend that you prepare with warm and waterproof clothing. Please acclimatize in the viewpoint for a moment we will be located at a height of 3800 m approximately and in this way we can continue with our Tour.
Take into account each of the indications in the guide, the descent to the lagoon lasts approximately 30 minutes. You can enjoy the emerald color of its waters. You can also kayak for an extra value that does not include in this excursion the estimated price of $ 3.50 per person for half an hour of navigation.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Comfortable shoes for hiking
  • Warm clothing
    Camera
  • Sunscreen and
  • Sunglasses
  • Refillable water bottle and Snacks
  • Extra layers (Quilotoa can be windy and cold)

Schedule  –  Itinerary

  • 07:00 Leave from Magic Bean restaurant (Mariscal Foch and Juan León Mera)
  • 07:15 Leave from Plaza San Blas (Caldas E1-83 y Rios)
  • 09:30 Explore market of Saquisili/Pujili (Thursday / Sunday, depend of the day)
  • 10:15 Visit of native family hut
  • 10:45 Visit of Toachi Canyon Crater
  • 12:15 Depart to Quilotoa Crater Lake
  • 14:30 Arrive at Laguna Quilotoa and hike down to the lake to enjoy some free time to explore. Kayaking $3.50 and Mules rent $10 optional
  • 15:30 Lunch
  • 18:00 Arrive in Quito

INCLUDED

  • Shared tour: Transportation from Quito – Quilotoa – Quito
  • Professional and bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • New friends and fun
    Private tour: Private transportation from Hotel – Quilotoa – Hotel
  • Lunch
  • Professional and bilingual guide

NOT INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Kayak in lake ($3.50 ) / Horse ride up crater ($10)
  • Tips for guide
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary
    Private tour: Does not include breakfast / Kayak and Horse ride up crater
DEPARTURE DAYS: THIS TOUR IS AVAILABLE EVERY THURSDAY AND SUNDAY. (SHARED TOUR)
PRIVATE TOUR: 1 PERSON $230 – 2 PEOPLE $115 – 3 PEOPLE $110 (PRICES PER PERSON AND ANY DAY)
MINIMUM TO RESERVE IN SHARED TOUR: 1 PERSON 
Price per person: $50