Quilotoa - Full Day Trekking Tour

Quilotoa - Full Day Trekking Tour

Quilotoa - Full Day Trekking Tour

Quilotoa - Full Day Trekking Tour

  • Departure
    Geotours Office - Check the map
  • Next Departure
  • What´s Included
    Professional and experienced bilingual guide
  • Not Included
    Meals or drinks not described on the tours

Quilotoa - Full Day Trekking Tour Description

Quilotoa lake is located at approximately 150 km from Banos, Ecuador. The crater of the extinct volcano, situated in the Cotopaxi province, has become one of the top trekking destinations in Ecuador, for its beauty and easy access.

On our full day trekking tour, you will discover the allure of this area and the Quilotoa community, where you will find great food at good prices, local handicrafts and of course the main viewpoint where you will fully appreciate this magical turquoise lake.

It is said that in ancient times the Quilotoa volcano rubbed shoulders with the greatest elevations of the country such as Cotopaxi and Chimborazo, but because of its strong explosions it collapsed and left us with a landscape of exceptional beauty.

What to bring 

  1. Water bottle 
  2. Warm and comfortable clothing 
  3. Hiking shoes
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Sunscreen

Quilotoa - Full Day Trekking Tour Itinerary

  1. We leave from the Geotours office in Baños in a minivan and drive for about 3 hours until we arrive at the Quilotoa Lake.
  2. It is a scenic drive and you can relax while enjoying the unique Andean landscape. To stretch our legs, we will stop for a visit of the Toachi River Canyon, a great picture spot.
  3. Just a few more minutes and we will arrive at the Quilotoa village, just a few steps away from the edge of the crater – and you will see that the drive is definitely worth it!
  4. The moving sun and clouds will cause the color of the water to continuously change, the beauty of this spectacle will leave you speechless.
  5. You will have enough time to take pictures while we acclimatize to the altitude.
  6. Next, we begin our 40 minute walk down to the lake. There we have time to enjoy the lake by taking pictures, renting a kayak or just relaxing on the shore. The toughest part comes next, which is coming back to the top – the altitude of 3.900m makes this 1 hour walk so strenuous.
  7. If you prefer to take it easy you can also pay for a short horseback ride back to the top.
  8. To recover our energy, we will have a delicious lunch in the village. We get back to the car and will head back to Baños.
  9. Departure: 08:30
  10. Return: 19:00



 Taxes not included (15%)

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