Private Quilotoa Day Tour

Quilotoa Lagoon

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22 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 10
Private Quilotoa Day Tour
Quilotoa Lagoon

  • Email address verified
22 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 10

About this trip

 Discovering the Andes Mountains and exploring the culture and traditions of the local people, and enjoying the best views of the Sierra, Be part of this amazing Quilotoa Lake private day tour.Quilotoa Lagoon.

What do you need to bring?

 Warm clothes, hiking shoes or boots, personal water bottle, sun cream, personal items, camera, sunglasses, snacks, rain jacket. 

What’s included

  • Private Transportation
  • National Tour Guide
  • Admission fees
    Quilotoa community

What’s not included

  • Extra meals
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
    Are welcome

Available Packages

Trip Price


Quilotoa Day tour
The best way to see the real Andes, local communities, hikes, nature

Our Quilotoa Day Tour starts from Quito at 07.30 am. Our first stop is one of the most folkloric markets. Saquisili market (if our trip is Thursday or Zumbahua market Saturday). In fact, authentic markets with variety of colorful roses, Andean fruits, Handicrafts and more. Anyway, If we are not travelling on these days, we can stop in Maca community to see Julián's family. A beautiful indigenous family want to share part of their culture with us. The next stop is Tigua community. This community stands out for its Andean legends surround paints and artists captured images of the mountainous landscape. A brief stop in Toachi Canyon. A geological fault caused by the Volcanoes eruptions. Once we get to Quilotoa Community begins our hike into the Crater.
A Descending hike from 3900msnm to 3500msnm to the base of the lake. The path is steep and some volcanic material (gravel). There are some other activities (optional) like kayaking, boat ride. Our ascent will demand an extra physical effort, but have the option to rent a mule to make this hike up more enjoyable. Better hike of course! Lunch time. Shopping in the community galleries and finally we go back to Quito at 18:30 pm.

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22 reviews
Our Mission Providing tourist services that exceed the expectations of our customers with reliable service and contribute to socio-economic development of ancestral communities, minimizing impacts affect the environment and achieving customer satisfaction.


We had a great day with Kathy Rea horseback riding and hiking! The horse we rode were very well cared for and very domesticated. I can be a little skittish of horses but I never once felt like I was not in control. We saw wild horses, Andean fox, condors and many other beautiful birds. The horse back ride was a relaxing 1 hour and it was slow enough to really take in the beautiful Andean landscape. Then came the hike. We took the “hard” way up. It’s not an overly long hike but it’s a a pretty steep incline and the terrain is mostly gravel. Being “flat landers” the altitude was the hardest part. Kathy was very patient with us. We then had a lovely meal to finish the day!
Thanks for my professional tour guide - Mr. Isamel , bring me wonderful experience and feedback all what I want . The tour can be arranged customized ,it's very nice for everyone . You can request whatever you want to see, to play ,to know. And they will satisfy all you need .
By WEIJHE L for Baños Full Day on Apr 02, 2024
Wonderful day out. We were extremely impressed with all aspects of our trip and would strongly recommend.
By Lisa R for Antisana Birding and hike day close to Quito on Dec 30, 2023
It was such fun! Lovely hike followed by thermal springs and a chocolate wrap. Would recommend.
By Carly B for Private and personalized Papallacta hot springs day tour on Dec 18, 2023
Pato was a very friendly and informed guide. He was flexible in accommodating our scheduling needs. I would highly recommend him to others.
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From messaging about different options to booking through to a pululahua crater hike and then equator line museum it was great experience. A fabulous walk down into the crater (1 mile down) then two hilly hikes and back up to the rim. So glad we had messaged with Patricio before booking as he suggested the perfect trip for us. Lovely lunch provided. Marcial was a great guide plus a sweet dog we named Bobi who walked the whole day with us. Then we went to the equator line museum which was informative and fun. Would totally recommend
By Lesley B on 02 Apr, 2023