Quilotoa is a tourist site of growing popularity. The route to the "summit" (the small town of Quilotoa) is generally traveled by hired truck or bus from the town of Zumbahua 17 km to the South, or more commonly by bus from Latacunga. Visitors may have to pay two US dollars each to look from the lip of the caldera. There are a number of simple hostels in the immediate area offering services such as mules and guides.
Leaving Quito at 7:00am (Foch y Juan León Mera)
-We head to Saquisili.
-Visit Indian hut.
-Stop in Toachi's Canyon.
-Arrive to Quilotoa, hike down to the lake (1 hour)
-Ascent to Quilotoa, hike up (1h30 min).
-Arrive to Tigua community (painters) and returning to Quito by 6:00pm.