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Full-Day Quilotoa Lake Hiking Tour from Quito

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Mariscal Foch 681
Mariscal Foch 681, Quito 170143, EcuadorAddress: Mariscal Foch Streed E5-08 and Juan Leon Mera - Corner - look for the tour bus
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    Laguna Quilotoa
    Stop: 8 hours -
    Start your day with a visit to the famous local market of Saquisilí. On Sundays, when the market is closed, you'll visit the first missionary church in Ecuador, located in Pujili. Continuing on, you'll pass through the indigenous villages of the area which provide a fantastic chance to witness true Ecuadorian culture. Arriving at the spectacular Laguna Quilotoa, you'll hike down to the Laguna and back in a stunning 45 min hike down and 1-hour hike up. It is possible to hire mules for part of the trek. Paying special attention to the culture and rural life of indigenous Andean people, this trip is a wonderful opportunity to see the beauty of Ecuador in all of its forms. -------------------- ITINERARY -------------------- 07:00 - Depart from meeting point. 09:30 - Explore Saquisili/Pujili (Thursday/Sunday) and visit a native family. 10:30 - Depart to Laguna Quilotoa 13:00 - Begin descent to the Laguna 14:00 - Explore the Laguna shore 14:30 - Begin ascent to the Laguna viewpoint / mules rent $8 *optional 15:30 - Lunch (included) 16:30 - Arrive to Tigua Art community gallery 19:00 - Return to “Magic Bean“ restaurant (Juan Leon Mera and Mariscal Foch).
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Mariscal Foch 681
Mariscal Foch 681, Quito 170143, EcuadorAddress: Mariscal Foch Streed E5-08 and Juan Leon Mera - Corner - look for the tour bus
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Departure Point
Mariscal Foch 681, Quito 170143, Ecuador
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional and bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Transportation from/to Quito's meeting point
  • Mules rent $10p.p
  • Kayak rent $4p.p
  • Quilotoa entrance fee ($2)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Necessary Equipment: Sunglasses and sun cream, Water and snacks, Camera, Hiking shoes, Big bag for shopping, Waterproof jacket
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Ecuatraveling
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Ingrid S
Breathtaking week of trail-running and mountain climbing
An invitation to this "Andean trail-running adventure" popped into my email, and I signed up almost immediately.
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Adriano S
Amazing jungle trip in the Ecuadorean Amazon
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Robert C
Great tour provider
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Harlingen, Texas
Cotopaxi minus the biking
This day trip was amazing!!! Literally takes your breath away. We did not do the mountain biking portion as I've
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Santiago G
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It was an amazing experience. We took a tour that includes three of the most incredibles mountains in Ecuador
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Melina A
It was amazing!!
I took this tour because I think volcanoes are really cool. So the cotopaxi day trip seemed like a good choice!
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Alyssa B
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Great day trip from Quito
I enjoyed all the places we visited on this tour, and it’s a great way to see the countryside outside Quito. Our
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