Trip Summary

Quilotoa is a real highlight of your tour that will literally take your breath away! An emerald green Laguna inside the crater of an active volcano with steep jagged cliffs and views straight down the entire valley of volcanoes (on a clear day), as well as amazing landscapes along the drive through what is sometimes referred as the Grand Canyon of Ecuador. 

The trek into the crater to the lake shore is very popular. There is a possibility for an optional mule ride out (approx. 10$) for those with tired limbs. At the shore you can also rent a kayak to explore the lake and fumaroles. The village of Quilotoa is also an interesting crafts center.

There is also time for an interesting stop at the Tigua art workshop to meet the Toaquiza family and admire some impressive local artwork with impressions of life in the Andes.

Tour duration: 7-8 Hours / Type: This is a privately organized tour



  • 1 person - $230
  • 2 persons - $120 pp
  • 3 persons - $95 pp
  • 4 persons - $80 pp


  • Return transport to / from your Quito city hotel
  • Licensed English-speaking guide


  • Meals
  • Entry Fees / activity costs
  • Transport to/from Quito airport or the valley area, this costs a little extra, please let us know in advance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips (Optional)

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