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Quilotoa Day Trip - Private and Customizable - Latin American Alpine

Quilotoa Day Trip


Quilotoa Lake is one of the most impressive crater lakes in the Andes.  Therefore we are certain that the Quilotoa day trip will be one of the highlights on your travels in Ecuador! Your trip is flexible so your guide can tailor the tour to your needs. Along the way, you can also stop off at other interesting places like the indigenous art gallery in Tigra, the Colcachi Canyon and local villages.



Quick details

Price per person

Please send us an email to make a booking. Include the size of your group and expected date of travel in your email.

Tour price: 


Bilingual tour guide

Private vehicle transport  

Entrance fees (if applicable) 


Gratuities (optional)

Lunch (cost = $5-8) 

Day snacks

Personal hydration 

Additional activities such as kayaking (cost = $4 pp per hour)

Departure point/time:

Your hotel in Quito at 07h30

What to expect:

Quilotoa Lake is to the south of Quito. The journey to the lagoon is about two and a half hours and is very scenic! From Quito, you drive along the “Avenue of Volcanoes” before making your way into the high Andes. Here you will pass through beautiful countryside filled with Andean paramo and high mountain peaks. 

At Quilotoa, you can walk to various viewpoints and gaze in awe at the steep crater walls and turquoise waters. Just don’t forget to bring your camera! If you are fit enough, you can walk down to the shores where you can rent a kayak and paddle out into the middle of the lagoon. 

There are traditional restaurants at Quilotoa where you can order yourself a traditional lunch before returning to Quito.

This is your private tour so along the way, you can make stops at an Indigenous art gallery in Tigua, the Colcachi Canyon and/or local villages. 

Return point/approximate time:

Your hotel in Quito at 18h30


Each guest must bring their passport. This is usually checked at the park entrance. 

Health and safety: 

This tour is NOT recommended for travelers with heart, lung or back problems. Please inform us of any current medical issues.


You may be walking/hiking between 3 300 – 3 800 m in the Andes. Ensure you have spent at least 2 days in Quito before joining this day tour. If you have any doubts or concerns, please contact us.

What to bring:


Extra cash for lunch ($ 4-8 pp) and kayaking ($4 pp/hr)

Sun protection cream

Hat/cap, buff, sunglasses

Fleece jacket, scarf, gloves, beanie

Rain jacket


Small day backpack (15 Liters)

1-2 liters of water/energy drinks & snacks

What to wear:

Warm comfortable clothing for walking

Walking or hiking shoes.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions the Quilotoa Day Trip.

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