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Laguna Quilotoa

Road Northwest of Latacunga, Latacunga 050150, Ecuador
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USD 219.00*
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Private Day Trip to Quilotoa Lagoon and Markets from Quito
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Private Cotopaxi Hiking and Biking Tour
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“day trip” (17 reviews)
“crater lake” (15 reviews)
“the loop” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Road Northwest of Latacunga, Latacunga 050150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You can hike around the crater or down into it. We didn't have time to do both so we chose the hike down to the water. Whichever you choose, it is just lovely out there. You can rent kayaks on the water although we did...More

Thank carol h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a private tour through our hotel to spend the day at quilotoa and hike around. The views are incredible. You can easily walk down the crater in about 30 mons. Once at the bottom, you can rent a Kayak or hang out. You...More

Thank stephanie g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The story, ths legend, the view, the panorama, the hike, the location, the beauty and the fun. It got everything. I did this laguna three times during my trip in Ecuador. I like this place very much. The view of this laguna is a great...More

Thank AlienTraveller1978
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed first the beautiful drive to the lake. But the best is the view at the Quilotoa crater. We were lucky because we had a fantastic sunny day at the lake

Thank JXTips
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

My girl and I hiked from insinlivi to quilatoa. 3 days and 2 nights and it was one of the best things we've done in Ecuador. There are hostels along the way to spend each night and plenty of signs to keep you on the...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A truly exeptional experience to see the crater lake after hiking your butt off for a couple of days. It was lovely. We hiked from Isinliví to Chugchilan to Quilotoa, spent the night ant Quilotoa, and hiked down to the crater lake after a nights...More

Thank Almsi
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous, especially if you're lucky enough to see it on a sunny day. Best activity is to walk around the crater if you're a hiker, as going down to the bottom is very crowded with tourists. Unforgettable! Note of warning, the altitude is very high...More

Thank Victoriam31
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We took a public bus from Latacunga to Quilotoa (~2$ p.p.). Took around two hours and the ride is a bit winding. The crater with the lake offers an incredible view! We walked 45 min down to the lagune where you can rent a kayak...More

Thank Maximilian39
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Beautiful view of the crater lake. A very dusty walk down into the crater. Don't go down though unless you want to pay for the $10 mule back up. I'm reasonable fit but boy oh boy.....the altitude is a killer! The kids would have enjoyed...More

Thank GinTastic
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Such a beautiful place! The trek down to the Lagoon takes about 45 minutes if not longer if you are super sure footed. But I cant imagine climbing the steep trek back up. My husband and I both are very active and in healthy shape...More

Thank GagelTravelers
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5 January 2017|
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Response from Candice B | Reviewed this property |
We hiked it without a guide, you don't need one!
3 January 2015|
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Response from DStraus | Reviewed this property |
Black Sheep Inn. Check it out!