Quilotoa Lagoon Tour

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
    
icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Overview

The Quilotoa Volcano, a of the natural wonders of Ecuador !! This lagoon is located in the crater of this volcano, which is why it has many minerals which make its color changes constantly, on the Quilotoa tour, you will appreciate this wonder, along with the typical indigenous markets, located in areas near the volcano, this depends on the day of the tour, it is an impossible adventure to lose !!

Transportation From Quito To Quilotoa - Quito, Bilingual Guide, Lunch
Entrance To Quilotoa. ($ 2) Any expese not mentioned as included on the program

Departure Point

1: Juan Leon Mera & Jose Calama, Juan León Mera & José Calama, Quito 170143, Ecuador
2: Plaza San Blas, Quito 170136, Ecuador

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mercado Indigena
Typical indigenous handicrafts market (only Thursdays)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Zumbahua
Typical indigenous handicrafts market (only Saturdays)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pujili
Typical indigenous handicrafts market (only Sundays)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Laguna Quilotoa
Very near the Volcano Cotopaxi is a turquoise-bluish lagoon, this color is due at the high concentration of minerals that have their waters, this lagoon is located inside the crater of the "Quilotoa Volcano" from there its name "Laguna del Quilotoa", d within the lagoon there are springs, that from the shore can be perceived as bubbling stelae that rise to the surface , this volcano is high of 3800 masl. To to reach the lagoon we must cross the Zumbahua canyon and some villages indigenous, we will also do a small tour in the following markets, depending on the day of Departure Saquisilí (Thursday), Zumbahua (Saturdays) or Pujilí (Sundays). Before the lunch we will visit the community of “Shalala”, a famous community known for their crafts, the visit will be with a native guide of the area.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tigua
In the middle of typical cold of the Andean moorland, the Kichwa indigenous community called Tigua rises. It is a dream trip! the eyes marvel at wide areas of grasslands. There are crops of barley, beans, chochos, potatoes, mellocos, oca and mashua (tubers), this variety of crops offer different shades that range from yellow to intense green.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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