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Full Day To Quilotoa

  • 4 Activities
  • 3 Destinations
  • 1 Day
  • Operates: Daily
  • Hotel/Hostel Pick-up & Drop-off

This is a full day tour from Quito to visit the Quilotoa Lagoon, an incredible turquoise-colored lake located inside the caldera of an active volcano. On the way to Quilotoa, you will also stop to enjoy breakfast at the scenic Chuquiragua Lodge, located in the foothills of the Cotopaxi Volcano. This full-day tour is a great way to escape from the city and return to Quito the same day.

Highlights

When Does This Tour Operate

Everyday

Where Does This Tour Start

We pick up passengers from all major hostels & hotels in Quito. If you are staying at an Airbnb then email us and we will specify your nearest pick-up location.

TOUR ITINERARY & WHATS INCLUDED

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FULL DAY : QUITO – COTOPAXI – QUILOTOA – QUITO

05:30am - 06:30am

Direct hostel/hotel pick-up in Quito.

07:45am

Stop at the Chuquiragua Lodge in the foothills of the Cotopaxi Volcano to enjoy scenic views and an optional breakfast (recommended).

08:15am

Depart Chuquiragua Lodge to begin the trip to Quilotoa.

10:30am

Visit to the Toachi River Canyon lookout point.

10:45am

Visit to the Shalala lookout point with some free time to enjoy the landscape.

12:00pm

Guided hike down to the shore of the Quilotoa Lagoon, where you can see this breathtaking volcanic lake up close.

1:00pm

Free time to explore at the lake.

2:30pm

Lunch at a local restaurant (included with pass)

03:30pm

Free time to explore the Quilotoa community.

04:30pm

Depart Quilotoa and begin the trip back to Quito.

08:30pm

Direct drop-off at your hotel/hostel in Quito.

Included:

  • Pick-up from hostel/hotel in Quito.
  • Breakfast and lunch.
  • All taxes and entrance fees.
  • Transport to Cotopaxi viewing point.
  • Transport to Quilotoa Lagoon.
  • Guided tour to the lake.
  • Transport back to Quito.

Not Included:

  • Evening meal.

Book With Confidence

You are able to change your departure dates at no extra cost if you were to change your plans.

IMPORTANT INFO & NOTES

Departure Days

EVERY DAY

Time of Departure

06:30AM Every Day

Pick up Location

All hostels and hotels in Quito (direct pick-up)

Minimum Time Needed

1 Day

Price

$59 ALL INCLUDED - (EXCEPT DINNER)

1 – 4 APRIL 2021 EASTER WEEKEND

Easter weekend holidays: Hostel and tour prices increase in this period. We will not be able to assist you with booking any accommodation during this period. Please book in advance.

24 & 25 - 31 DEC 2020 & 1 JAN 2021 - CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS BREAK

We will be taking a short break at the end of December for Christmas and New Year. We do this to give our bus drivers and guides time to spend with their families during these special holidays. As a business, we know this may disappoint some travelers, but we care about our employees the same way we care about our passengers and want to give them a well-deserved rest.

NO BUS FROM: 24 & 25 - 31 DEC 2020 & 1 JAN 2021

IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure you check the bus timetables for each pass as not all routes have daily departures.

9 & 10 AUGUST 2021 - ECUADORIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

Biggest public holidays of the year. Hostel and tour prices increase in this period. We will not be able to assist you with booking any accommodation during this period. Please book in advance.

Book With Confidence

You are able to change your departure dates at no extra cost if you were to change your plans.

Trip Highlights

This is a full day tour from Quito to visit the Quilotoa Lagoon, an incredible turquoise-colored lake located inside the caldera of an active volcano. On the way to Quilotoa, you will also stop to enjoy breakfast at the scenic Chuquiragua Lodge, located in the foothills of the Cotopaxi Volcano. This full-day tour is a great way to escape from the city and return to Quito the same day.

Tour Highlights:

  • On the way to Quilotoa, we’ll stop at a viewing point where you can soak in some views of the famous Cotopaxi Volcano while enjoying a delicious breakfast.
  • Toachi Canyon is a small, gorgeous canyon that is missed by many travelers. We’ll get off the beaten track and make a brief stop here to take some photos and appreciate an exquisite view of the Ecuadorian countryside. (Toachi Canyon)
  • Once we’ve arrived at the Quilotoa Lagoon, we will visit the Shalala Mirador lookout point for some of the most breathtaking views you’ve ever seen.
  • We will take some time to hike down to the shore of this beautiful crystal-blue lagoon.
  • Your guide will bring you to some nearby artisan workshops and museums where you will be able to learn about the local culture and treat yourself to a handmade souvenir.
  • On the return trip, we will visit the Quilotoa Mirador for another beautiful view of the lake.

Notes:

  • Breakfast and lunch are included in the price of this tour.
  • Evening meal is not included.
  • Make sure to bring appropriate clothing for high altitude climate.
  • Wear sunscreen. The sun can be quite dangerous this close to the equator.
  • See the itinerary below for an hour by hour plan.

Book With Confidence

You are able to change your departure dates at no extra cost if you were to change your plans.

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