Quilotoa Lagoon and Indian Markets in One Day from Quito

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From $66.70

22 reviews   (4.91)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 11 hours

Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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With this day tour you get the opportunity to visit the breathtaking Quilotoa Crater lake, located about 2.5 hours south of Quito this emerald colored lake is one of a kind. You will get the opportunity to visit a local indigenous market and hike down to the lake and even go for a swim if you like!

What's Included

Bottled water



Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

What's Not Included

Additional fees (mule $10 or canoe ride $5)


Entrance fees ($2 entrance to park)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.


We kicked the day off...
Sonia_R, 08-12-2022
We kicked the day off with a yummy breakfast at a local market, visited an indigenous group who shared their way of living with us - which was super insightful before we had time to spend at the Quilotoa lagoon.
We rented a kayak for 20 minutes- which was fun before we headed back up. We all did it below an hour and we’re rewarded with a delicious lunch nearby.
Our guide was super caring and fun.
Fun and professional, highly recommend
beccblue33, 08-08-2022
Amazing day at Quilotoa! Easy to book, friendly staff, driver and guide were great! Very beautiful volcano and something you cannot miss if you are in Ecuador!!
Fun day
Neeha_B, 20-01-2022
Had a great time at the lagoon as well as exploring some of the other stops. Didn’t feel rushed at any spot. Great trip to enjoy the Andes scenery.
Excellent really full day tour
cyrvalotehotmail, 26-11-2021
Great day in the mountains. Pedro, the guide for our group of 10, was superb. Indian markets very interesting. Mountain scenery spectacular. Saw many animals, including llamas and, unexpectedly, dozens of guinea pigs living freely in the home of an old farmer we visited. Highlight, of course, was Quilatoa Lake. We walked all the way down, but at 77 I was happy there were horses available to bring us back up, and it was a fun experience to ride. This tour with Community Adventures is highly recommended and great value for money.
Beautiful and challenging (or take $10 for the mule ride)
ahabaito, 08-10-2021
Had a great tour with Alex to the indigenous market. If you think you will want to eat something at the market, don't eat breakfast before you go, hold out. I really liked the fried corn cakes with fresh cheese [I think they were arepas]), the lamb was good and the fruit was good. It is a bit of a drive out from Quito, but that is just because of where it is. If you get carsick, take some dramamine or something. I did and I enjoyed the ride and the food stalls a lot more at the indigenous markets. Alex told us a lot of history and lore. He loves what he does and likes to share how beautiful his country is, and it shows. One of the coolest things in the market besides munching on food was just backing up enough to see over the stalls to the snowy mountain behind. It was a beautiful day. Quilotoa was beautiful and of course, I loved taking pictures of the flowers and the water. I wimped out marginally and went out on the little spit of land that extends out into the crater and spent my time up there instead of going all the way down where the kayaks are. The color of the water is amazing. I took lots of rest breaks on the way back up. A very good day. I slept like a rock after that hike.

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