Day trip

Quilotoa Lagoon Day Tour in Small Groups from Quito

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9 reviews

Activity provider: Latin Adventures Cia Ltda.
Day trip

Quilotoa Lagoon Day Tour in Small Groups from Quito

Activity provider: Latin Adventures Cia Ltda.

From US$ 89 per person

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

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Hotels in Quito are free; outside of the city is an additional charge


  • 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. 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 fee in National Reserve
  • Visit Tigua Indigenous Painting Gallery
  • Quilotoa lagoon hike
  • Guided activities
  • Hotel pick up / drop off
  • Mule ride $10, kayak $2.00
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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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

4.6 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
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  • Service
  • Organization

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September 3, 2022

Lugar maravilloso

August 18, 2019


Amazing breathtaking view - magical!

Ivan was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, safe driver. We really enjoyed stopping at the fruit and vegetable market on the way. Hike down to lagoon was beautiful- mule ride up definitely worth it!

June 1, 2019

Product ID: 61642