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From Quito: Quilotoa Lagoon Full Day Tour

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Activity provider: Latin Adventures Cia Ltda.

From Quito: Quilotoa Lagoon Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Latin Adventures Cia Ltda.

From US$ 65 per person

Enjoy a tour to the Quilotoa Lagoon from Quito. Along the way, admire a spectacular view of the Avenue of Volcanoes and the Ecuadorian Andes. Learn about the indigenous Andean cultures and traditions, and take memorable pictures.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Pick up at hotels in Quito
Private group available


  • Admire a spectacular view of the Avenue of Volcanoes and the Ecuadorian Andes
  • Discover the traditions and culture of the indigenous Paramos people
  • Explore the stunning Quilotoa volcano and lake
  • Gaze in awe at the most beautiful landscapes in Ecuador's highlands
Full description
Your full-day tour begins with an early morning pick-up from your accommodation in Quito. From there, you'll be driven south through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, passing through the towns of Latacunga and Pujilí. The first stop will be at a local house of the indigenous Paramos people. You will be discover their traditions, farming techniques and way of life, explore their home and interact with them. After this visit, the tour heads to the town of Tigua, famous for its native paintings. You will continue up to the Quilotoa volcano, where you will be able to descend to the lake inside the crater, or just walk around the edge if you prefer. You can also enjoy a fun experience riding a mule. Enjoy lunch (optional), and gaze in awe at the most beautiful landscapes in Ecuador's highlands, dotted with indigenous villages. Finally, you will be returned to your accommodation in Quito.
  • Private transportation
  • Bilingual English-Spanish certified guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Visit to indigenous home
  • Visit to Tigua Indigenous Painting Gallery
  • Quilotoa lagoon hike
  • Lunch
  • Mule ride
  • Extra expenses
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • On Thursdays, the trip also includes an optional trip to the Saquisilí indigenous market.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Guide was excellent

Providing lots of information not only about the schedule for the day and what we would be seeing and the journey times but history on Ecuador eduction system, health, economic strengths exports etc Learnt so much about the country a truly informative and enjoyable day Richard & Linda

September 2, 2018

Wonderful. Unmissable!!!!

I made a dream come true. The lagoon is charming. And there is the final surprise, which is the climb on the back of a mule, very fun.

May 21, 2019

We would like to comment and thank the special attention of the guide Diego who assisted us with great care and kindness when we suffered physical altercations caused by the altitude.

February 15, 2019

Product ID: 61642