Quilotoa Private Day Tour

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Skip the logistics of organizing a day trip to Quilotoa, a water-filled caldera with an astonishing turquoise lagoon. This private tour takes you there directly from your hotel in Quito, leaving you plenty of time to linger at the shoreline after a hike down. With a dedicated guide, explore an indigenous village market and visit a local family. Enjoy a traditional highlands dish, provided for lunch.
  • Quilotoa day trip with a private guide offers personalized attention
  • Marvel at the 2-mile-wide (3-km) crater nestled in the Ecuadorian Andes
  • Explore indigenous markets and visit the Tigua community
  • Included: lunch and round-trip private transport from hotels in Quito

Professional driver/ guide
Transportation from and to Quito’s hotel (urban zone)
Meals as described in the itinerary
24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish
Optional mules rent ($10)
Optional 30 min. kayak trip in the lagoon ($5)
Optional tips for guide

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Your Hotel in Quito

Departure Time

7:00 AM
Stop At:  
Explore Saquisili/Pujili (Thursday/Sunday) and visit a native family.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Laguna Quilotoa
When you arrive at Quilotoa, you will hike down to the crater, explore the Laguna shore and get back up again, in a stunning hiking tour. It is possible to hire mules for part of the trek.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Arrive to the Tigua community.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This Quito tour is a Private / Individual Tour. This means you the same guide during your tour. There won’t be any other guests during the tour, only your travel party.
  • Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, water, sun block, sunglasses and passport.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • The operator cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Time Disclaimer: We recommend this private tour to start no later than 08:00 am because you will enjoy the tour at a good pace and you will not miss out on any activities. If you choose for a later departure time it might be possible that you will miss some activities due to traffic or other circumstances.
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information:
  • Hotel Information for Pick-up
  • Whatsapp phone number (in case you use Whatsapp and would like us to contact you that during your stay via Whatsapp)
  • For all guests:
  • Passport numbers
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Food restrictions
  • Medical restrictions
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Transportation included is from and to Quito’s hotel, located in the Quito urban Zone. It does not include Valleys, Tababela or hotels close to the airport. The extra charge of $ 40 (for the round trip per group) must be paid directly to the driver.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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