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Every day we offer a private tour to Quilotoa. You can combine this with an optional stay at one of the local communities, or you can just go back to Quito in the afternoon.

This one-day cultural tour will take you to one of the most beautiful lagoons in Ecuador and South America, the amazing “Laguna Quilotoa”, together with its surrounding villages. The first stop on this tour is at the breathtaking Cañón del Río Toachi. This is a very photogenic canyon, on your route to Quilotoa. On day trips that we operate on Thursday’s, you will start your day with a visit to the famous local market of Saquisilí. On Thursdays you will visit a local market in Pujili and on other days, when there are no markets the guide will try to find other spots with locals. Your guide will ask you in the morning if you would like to go to the indigenous family. Continuing your trip, you will pass through the indigenous villages of the area, which provide a fantastic chance to see the TRUE ECUADOR. When you have arrived at the spectacular Laguna Quilotoa, you will hike down to the Laguna and back up again, in a stunning two-hour hike tour. It is possible to hire mules for part of the trek. This trip is a wonderful opportunity to see the beauty of Ecuador in all of its forms, because of the special attention that will be paid to the culture and rural life of indigenous Andean people.

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Quilotoa Crater Lagoon, Cotopaxi, Ecuador.


Note: All hours are approximate, except for the starting time.

Schedule Itinerary
07:00 Hotel pick up in Quito and start driving South into the Volcano Avenue
09:30 Explore Saquisili/Pujili (Thursday/Sunday) and visit a native family
13:00 Begin descent to the Quilotoa lake
14:00 Explore the Laguna shore
14:30 Begin ascent to the Laguna viewpoint (optional mules rent $10)
15:30 Lunch
16:30 Arrive to the Tigua community
18:00 Approximate return to Quito


Below an impression of the Quilotoa tour:

Professional driver/ guide
Transportation from and to Quito’s hotel
Meals as described in the itinerary
Activities as described in the itinerary
24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish

Optional mules rent ($10)
30 min. kayak trip in the lagoon ($5)
Extra food and drinks
Tips for guide

$ 65 p.p. with 6 or more guests
$ 80 p.p. 3 guests minimum
$ 110 p.p. with 2 guests

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.

Cañón del Río Toachi

Cañón del Río Toachi

When you book (the moment you sign the registration form) a tour with Rebecca Adventure Travel you agree on the following terms and conditions:

* Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, water, sun block, sunglasses and passport.
* It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal 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.

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