Quilotoa Lagoon from Quito - Private Tours

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26 reviews   (4.96)

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Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Quilotoa Lagoon is a beautiful place in Ecuador that you must visit. The landscape is amazing.
The caldera was formed by the collapse of a volcano following a catastrophic eruption about 600 years ago.
We can go down walking, do kayac and return by mule, it is an awesome experience.

What's Included

Hike in the lagoon

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Licensed Tour Guide

Private transportation

What's Not Included

Kayak rental


Mule ride

Parking Fees

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 9
  • CHILD: Age: 10 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 70

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Specialized infant seats are available

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.

What To Expect

A capital city high in the Andes, Quito is dramatically situated, squeezed between mountain peaks whose greenery is concealed by the afternoon mist. Modern apartment buildings and modest concrete homes creep partway up the slopes, and busy commercial thoroughfares lined with shops and choked with traffic turn into peaceful neighborhoods on Sundays. Warm and relaxed, traditional Ecuadorian Sierra culture – overflowing market stands, shamanistic healers, fourth-generation hatmakers – mixes with a vibrant and sophisticated culinary and nightlife scene.

• Admission Ticket Free

Rucu Pichincha
When you stop in front of this mountain, to your right is the north, your left is the south, Quito is like 64km long and 4 km inch, starting from this active volcano.

• Admission Ticket Free

Place people use to rest, have a meal. Quechua name Tambo.
this is a small one, called Tambillo

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We are going to look some important neighborhoods of Quito, while we are leaving the city, also the contrast between the north and south part of the city, then we can see how Cordillera de Los Andes divide in two lines, and the most important mountains and snow crops are going to appear on the road, to show us and amazing view, for example Pichincha, Atacazo, Corazon, Ilinizas, Cayambe , Antisana, Sincholagua, Rumiñahui and Cotopaxi .
If you didnt have breakfast, we can stop for a meal, it can be in Tambillo or Machachi. Continue our trip the mountains become closer and we are going to have some stops for your pictures YEIH..
Continue to Cotopaxi province we cross National Park by the Panamerican Highway to Pujili.

• Admission Ticket Free

This litlle town is famous for paintings that indigenous do with lamb skin and masks of wood. the most you like ask for a better price.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

There is a indigenous town crossing the road Latacunga city to La Mana. Here we can find some places to stop and try corn, beens, plantains or fried pork. Continue to the rigth in 20 minutes we are going to arribe Quilotoa Lagoon.

• Admission Ticket Free

Laguna Quilotoa
Quilotoa is a water-filled caldera and the most western volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included


The cherry on the cake of the trip
GrandTourVissier, 04-01-2023
We had the opportunity to visit Quilotoa Lake! The cherry on the cake of the trip. We had the opportunity to visit local craft shops and the food was delicious here. Do not miss the opportunity and take this trip, you'll thank me later.
first steps rolling towards a volcano
711michaelandr_sm, 25-07-2022
was a trip excellent, excellent friends excellent route and excellent guide .
i hope to repeat the trip
Amazing Day Trip to Quilotoa
Dream49454, 27-04-2022
We had an amazing time going to Quilotoa with Felipe. It was just our family of 4 and him on a private tour. We got started early and he took us to a great breakfast place on the way. We also stopped to see some of the artwork of the indigenous people. It was quite stunning. Felipe had been recommending Quilotoa to us, and it was breathtaking. We walked down to the lake (bring good walking shoes) and rode horses back up. There are lots of photo ops on the way. Afterwards, we stopped at a local place for a nice lunch. On the way back to the hotel, Felipe kept showing us different attractions that he didn’t want us to miss. He is quite generous with his time and very passionate about Quito. Even though the ride was about three hours in each direction, it definitely didn’t feel that long and I would highly recommend going to see the crater with Felipe. We also visited the Middle of the Earth with him on a different day, and he was our airport transportation as well. I highly recommend Felipe for all of your transportation and tour needs in Quito.
The tour was great!...
Dinyar_R, 15-02-2022
The tour was great! Felipe picked us up in the morning and took us for a very nice breakfast. We continued towards Quilotoa via Tigua and on the the way Felipe explained both the area's culture and history as well as the vegetation and geography to us. He pointed out interesting sites and in general was giving us interesting information during the entire drive (but made sure to pause when one of us had fallen asleep!). He also gave us good tips for the remainder of our stay in Quito. He also balanced the time spent having ab ice cream or lunch with more strenuous activities.
excellent user experience!!!
paugabycruz, 31-01-2022
The panoramic view of the lagoon is amazing. A tip for future travelers is to wear light but warm clothes. The guide knows the place very well and perfect places fot photos, also, the guide manages groups with children very well and he knows strategic sites for meal.

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