Quilotoa

Full Day Tour

After admiring the beautiful Andean landscape through the south bound highway, we arrive to the Quilotoa Zone, our first stop will be in the “Shalalá” overlook which you would recognized by its transparent structure. There we will be able to admire the beautiful Quilotoa Lagoon with its incredible turquoise waters.

Tom
Tom
2022-02-08
Great diverse adventures in a short period of time. Cotopaxi was an amazing experience. But truth be told, the whole adventure and connecting with Carlos (guide) and the rest of the group in our little tour was the best part, the beauty of traveling and meeting fellow travelers and adventurers. I wish the trip was even longer and we could spend more time exploring different parts of Ecuador, there is just so much to see and do. Tour was well organized, rooms and accommodations were clean, the rides were great and the sights was good and a good variety of different options were available which made it fun. I would definitely recommend.
Ilze P
Ilze P
2022-01-31
Cotopaxi day trip with gide Daniel It was a cloudy and rainy, but Daniel made my trip really enjoyable. He has a deep knowledge about mountain climbing, hiking, flora and fauna, birds, history, indigenous cultures! Very interesting conversations! Daniel is very intelligent, helpful and fun to soend a day with! Highly recommend! Thank You, Daniel!🙏👍🤗🌈🥾✌🏼
katiekroger
katiekroger
2021-12-16
Fun Excursion to Cotopaxi Visiting Cotopaxi and hiking to the base camp was awesome! The park is beautiful:) Jacqui was a great tour guide, sharing lots of interesting facts about Ecuador, telling the traditional stories about the volcanos, and sheltering at the base camp together after weathering the more the normal rain/wind/snow! Also thank you to Carlos, our driver, I had fun off-roading the dirt trails in the park. If you want to do a more personal tour then I definitely recommend this!
Luke S
Luke S
2021-12-12
Simply amazing experience What a great tour, would highly recommend this to anyone that visits Quito. Thanks Carlos & Mauricio for a memory we will never forget. One tip which might be useful: bring gloves, it can get extremely cold up there so come prepared!
Ivanna Romero
Ivanna Romero
2021-10-24
Tour a Quilotoa y Cotopaxi Los tours de Best Trip Ecuador son ideales para quienes deseen despreocuparse de la planificación de la visita a ambos atractivos. Irene y Carlos fueron unos guías excepcionales e hicieron que la experiencia al Quilotoa fuera memorable. Por otro lado, la guianza de Erika al Cotopaxi fue excelente. Quedo muy satisfecha con el servicio brindado, me gustó que me recogieran personalmente de mi Hostal, me sentí muy segura y acompañada todo el tiempo en este viaje que hice sola.
Clara B
Clara B
2021-10-21
un lapso de tiempo magico Hola, solamente un mensaje porque queremos decir muchísimas gracias a Irene y a Jacqueline, nuestras guidas que han sido mágicas con nosotros. A veces es difícil de ser turistas porque no sabemos si lo que estamos haciendo esta bien o no. Gracias a ellas, hemos podido descubrir cosas y también preguntarlas sobre todo. Ha sido muy interesante en todas las conversaciones que hemos tenido. Además, sus intervenciones en el bus y sus energías positivas solamente puede darte una sonrisa. Sin olvidar nuestro conductor: Mauricio, que ha sido parte de los dos viajes. La laguna y el volcán eran increíbles como todo el día. Poder entrar en vuestra cultura así es un privilegio y nunca seremos suficientes reconocidos por esto. Así que, solamente un muchísimas gracias a vuestros tres; merecéis mucho positivo en todo. Clara&Alex
Manuel
Manuel
2021-10-19
Cotopaxi Excelente viaje, excelente grupo. Excelente Guia. Jacky y Mauricio, los mejores. Cotopaxi es un volcan increible.
Matthias
Matthias
2021-10-19
My second Vulkan Trip at Ecuador..wonderful The hole tripp wos very very nice, the tourmanager did a great job and she is a very frindly person!!!
Erika Hernandez
Erika Hernandez
2021-10-17
Amazing Climbing Cotopaxi was definitely one of the most amazing experiences i had in Ecuador. Highly recomeneded!
Ecuadortravels
Ecuadortravels
2021-10-17
Trip to Cotopaxi Volcano Jackie was super friendly and gave an informative tour. She was happy to answer any questions we had.

What you will do

  • Direct pick-up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Quilotoa (exact time will depend on which neighborhood you are located in)
    Pickups between 07h00 and 07h45
    End of the tour between 18h30 and 19h00
  • 3 hours from Quito is the Ilinizas Ecological Reserve where the turquoise lagoon, the Quilotoa, is located. On this one-day tour you can enjoy the culture and nature of the area.
  • We will leave Quito early and take the Pan-American highway to the South, we will make a small stop to buy something to eat (food not included), to use the bathrooms and use the cash machine if required.
  • We will make the first stop at the traditional house of Julián, here we will be able to appreciate the raising of the guinea pigs and the agriculture of the area.
  • Then we will visit the community of Tigua, cradle of Naif art artists. In the gallery we can see the different articles made by hand. The paintings are hand painted on llama and sheepskin leather.
  • On our way to Quilotoa we will visit the Toachi viewpoint, we will be able to enjoy the incredible landscapes.
  • When we get to Quilotoa we will make the walk to the lagoon, there are other options of trails, according to the degree of difficulty and the weather we will take the best path.
  • Then we will have time to enjoy a typical lunch in the area (food not included)
    We will return to Quito enjoying the Andean moor landscape.
  • Return to Quito, direct drop-off at your hotel/hostel in Quito.

It includes

  • Private touristic transportation
  • Pickups and drop off from hotel in Quito
  • Bilingual guide
  • Visit the community houses
  • Visit Art Gallery in Tigua
  • Visit Toachi viewpoint
  • Entrance to Quilotoa
  • Walk in the lagoon

Not included

  • Food
  • Tips

What to bring

  • Face mask
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Scarf
  • Jacket
  • Hiking shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
From $49
Shared tour

$49 / person

Small groups

$ 59  / person (3 PAX)
$ 75  / person (2 PAX)
$155 / person (1 PAX)

Tom
Tom
2022-02-08
Great diverse adventures in a short period of time. Cotopaxi was an amazing experience. But truth be told, the whole adventure and connecting with Carlos (guide) and the rest of the group in our little tour was the best part, the beauty of traveling and meeting fellow travelers and adventurers. I wish the trip was even longer and we could spend more time exploring different parts of Ecuador, there is just so much to see and do. Tour was well organized, rooms and accommodations were clean, the rides were great and the sights was good and a good variety of different options were available which made it fun. I would definitely recommend.
Ilze P
Ilze P
2022-01-31
Cotopaxi day trip with gide Daniel It was a cloudy and rainy, but Daniel made my trip really enjoyable. He has a deep knowledge about mountain climbing, hiking, flora and fauna, birds, history, indigenous cultures! Very interesting conversations! Daniel is very intelligent, helpful and fun to soend a day with! Highly recommend! Thank You, Daniel!🙏👍🤗🌈🥾✌🏼
katiekroger
katiekroger
2021-12-16
Fun Excursion to Cotopaxi Visiting Cotopaxi and hiking to the base camp was awesome! The park is beautiful:) Jacqui was a great tour guide, sharing lots of interesting facts about Ecuador, telling the traditional stories about the volcanos, and sheltering at the base camp together after weathering the more the normal rain/wind/snow! Also thank you to Carlos, our driver, I had fun off-roading the dirt trails in the park. If you want to do a more personal tour then I definitely recommend this!
Luke S
Luke S
2021-12-12
Simply amazing experience What a great tour, would highly recommend this to anyone that visits Quito. Thanks Carlos & Mauricio for a memory we will never forget. One tip which might be useful: bring gloves, it can get extremely cold up there so come prepared!
Ivanna Romero
Ivanna Romero
2021-10-24
Tour a Quilotoa y Cotopaxi Los tours de Best Trip Ecuador son ideales para quienes deseen despreocuparse de la planificación de la visita a ambos atractivos. Irene y Carlos fueron unos guías excepcionales e hicieron que la experiencia al Quilotoa fuera memorable. Por otro lado, la guianza de Erika al Cotopaxi fue excelente. Quedo muy satisfecha con el servicio brindado, me gustó que me recogieran personalmente de mi Hostal, me sentí muy segura y acompañada todo el tiempo en este viaje que hice sola.
Clara B
Clara B
2021-10-21
un lapso de tiempo magico Hola, solamente un mensaje porque queremos decir muchísimas gracias a Irene y a Jacqueline, nuestras guidas que han sido mágicas con nosotros. A veces es difícil de ser turistas porque no sabemos si lo que estamos haciendo esta bien o no. Gracias a ellas, hemos podido descubrir cosas y también preguntarlas sobre todo. Ha sido muy interesante en todas las conversaciones que hemos tenido. Además, sus intervenciones en el bus y sus energías positivas solamente puede darte una sonrisa. Sin olvidar nuestro conductor: Mauricio, que ha sido parte de los dos viajes. La laguna y el volcán eran increíbles como todo el día. Poder entrar en vuestra cultura así es un privilegio y nunca seremos suficientes reconocidos por esto. Así que, solamente un muchísimas gracias a vuestros tres; merecéis mucho positivo en todo. Clara&Alex
Manuel
Manuel
2021-10-19
Cotopaxi Excelente viaje, excelente grupo. Excelente Guia. Jacky y Mauricio, los mejores. Cotopaxi es un volcan increible.
Matthias
Matthias
2021-10-19
My second Vulkan Trip at Ecuador..wonderful The hole tripp wos very very nice, the tourmanager did a great job and she is a very frindly person!!!
Erika Hernandez
Erika Hernandez
2021-10-17
Amazing Climbing Cotopaxi was definitely one of the most amazing experiences i had in Ecuador. Highly recomeneded!
Ecuadortravels
Ecuadortravels
2021-10-17
Trip to Cotopaxi Volcano Jackie was super friendly and gave an informative tour. She was happy to answer any questions we had.

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