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“crater lake”(16 reviews)
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“the loop”(13 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Road Northwest of Latacunga, Latacunga 050150, Ecuador
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All reviews crater lake day trip the loop beautiful hike cloud forest walked down public bus stunning views worth the trip walk up takes about minutes rent kayaks steep hike one night two days per day el vaquero
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Laguna Quilotoa as a day of from climbing and it is a nice place where you can enjoy great views and some kayaking. The trail down to the laguna from the crater ridge is steep and dusty so proper shoes (hiking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marian M
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

If you are in Ecuador, don’t miss Laguna Quilotoa. A scenery you won’t forget, at 4000m. Leaving E-35 it is a well built-out street, especially the last 20 km, and easy to find.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jayp695
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We walked about half the rim and we walked down to a place where the truckdriver would pick us up. The views from the rim were amazing...every time the view changes and also the colour of the Laguna changed. When we visited (August 12) it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The Quilotoa is a must see for travelers who love to hike. The hike around the lake is an incredibly breathtaking journey. Just make sure you bring layers! The temperature vacilates from hot to cold, depending on the strength of the wind and the sun!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank VidaVerdeSpanish
Reviewed 25 August 2018

The views here are breathtaking. The hike is difficult, however, my 8 year old daughter and I were able to hike it in 3 hours total (up & down). My knees were killing me the next day but I totally think it is worth the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Gina S
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Do not hire horses or donkeys, if you can do down! Go up too!! I saw very small donkey carrying out super heavy tourists.. unacceptable!! Enjoy the nature without hurting any animal!! They are not there to be our slaves!! RESPONSABLE TOURISM PLEASE!!

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank macadamia_nut82
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank EltaCal
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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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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