Private tour

Quito: Quilotoa Adventure Tour

Private tour

Quito: Quilotoa Adventure Tour

From US$ 240 per group up to 2

Discover Quilotoa, a crater where the color of water changes during the day. Enjoy spectacular highlights during the ride.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel or the airport, 10-minutes prior to start time.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Enjoy a scenic drive to Quilotoa
  • Discover the uniqueness of Quilotoa Volcano and its lake
  • Bike from Quilotoa to Chugchilan
Full description

Explore the volcanos of Ecuador, especially Quilotoa, on this special guided tour. Enjoy a scenic drive along the way, and once you get there a relaxed bike ride and walk which will give you access to off-road locations.

Quilotoa Volcano is a small 3 km wide caldera about 80 km southwest of Quito. It is in the westernmost of Ecuador's Andean volcanoes. The caldera is the truncated remnant of a dacitic stratovolcano. It has steep inner walls which rise 400 m above the surface of a 240 m deep lake.  It is a 3-hour drive from your hotel to the lake. On route, you will have the opportunity to take photos of volcanoes along the way. If the tour is on a Thursday, you will stop at the Saquisili market to see their local produce.

On arrival at Quilotoa Volcano, take a 30-minute walk to the lake. The return trip will take approximately 1 hour so it is recommended to rent a horse. There are some restaurants where you can try typical Ecuadorian food. Return to Quito and if you like, you can bike down a steep road, which is a really good experience.

  • Transportation
  • Driver / guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Horse riding fee

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Hiking shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for people with disabilities
  • If you are unable to walk up and down stairs, you will view the lake from a lookout

Product ID: 199672