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“crater lake”(16 reviews)
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“the loop”(12 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Road Northwest of Latacunga, Latacunga 050150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

It took us about 30 minutes to walk down to the lake and then 1hr15 to walk back up as we stopped frequently to catch our breath or let the mules pass. If you are a keen hiker and not affected by altitude it could...More

Thank Sophie B
Reviewed 17 May 2018

The lagun was amazing. The color of the water almost turquois. If you want do kayaking it is possible. Do not skip this place.

Thank Aykut D
Reviewed 26 April 2018

I hiked the Quilotoa Loop this past week and it was absolutely worth it. I started a bit late at around 3pm and missed a direct bus to Sigchos from Latacunga which would be 2hrs only. The bus I ended up taking was 3hr and...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

After a night in a nearby village, we reached the Laguna in the morning. Almost alone at the top of the volcano we enjoyed the landscape while the sun was playing with the clouds changing the colour of the water every minutes. It was breathtaking...More

Thank L T
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We had an awesome day. Quilotoa is a great hike with stunning views. I hiked dwon to the bottom and hired a horse to ride back up for 10$. It was an amazing day. I highly recommends this tour!

Thank frozengal
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Quilotoa is breathtaking. I had heard about it but when we actually arrived it was more than I ever expected it to be. If you're going to walk down to the bottom of the crater to the beach, bring plenty of water and sturdy shoes....More

Thank Fa-HEE-tahs
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

If you are in the region, this is a must-see. The panoramic platform is a 5 min walk from the bus stop. You can walk down and even camp at the lake.

Thank Silke D
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Would highly recommend a visit here - absolutely breathtaking!! Very small beautiful town, the public bus drops you around a 10 min walk and you can even hike down to the water if your brave enough! Poor donkeys/horses look slightly overworked hauling tourists up the...More

Thank Finfin92
Reviewed 27 February 2018

For only 2 US$/person, you can take a bus from Latacunga, going directly to Quilotoa village and reach the laguna for much cheaper than any excursion (40 $)

Thank Grvoyage
Reviewed 16 February 2018

We spent the morning here but would have liked more time to give us time to hike al the way to the lake , swim and kayak , but even if you dont have the time its well worth a visit , the site is...More

Thank TaffyapplesWales
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Response from CandyHime | Reviewed this property |
We hiked it without a guide, you don't need one!
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Response from DStraus | Reviewed this property |
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