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Laguna Quilotoa

Road Northwest of Latacunga, Latacunga 050150, Ecuador
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US$ 219.00*
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Private Day Trip to Quilotoa Lagoon and Markets from Quito
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US$ 122.77*
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Private Cotopaxi Hiking and Biking Tour
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“day trip” (18 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 yesterday via mobile

However don’t let this deter you. Whether you visit via direct transport or hike the loop (which I strongly recommend), it’s definitely worth a visit. The lake is similar to those you find in Huaraz, just beautiful! It seems there is a lot of building...More

Thank neesha64
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a gorgeous place to be! The lake is stunning, and taking a quick walk around provides some lovely scenery and photo spots! The elevation is quite high, so I avoided the more strenuous hikes. There is some great shopping and snacking available in...More

Thank thewishfire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend taking the 3 day hike to get there if you are interested in hiking! Beautiful countryside and steep hiking through the Andean mountains. One of the best travel experiences I've ever had. We bused to Sigchos then hiked to Isinlivi to stay at...More

Thank Alyson M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quilotoa is kind of a must-see if in north central Ecuador. Located in volcano alley, it can be enjoyed by people with different fitness levels. For those with more stamina, there’s the possibility of walking the circumference of the lagoon, for medium stamina there’s the...More

Thank TVTrav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No words can describe the breathtaking view of Quilotoa Lagoon bathing in sunlight and changing its colour. It's something really worth seeing!

Thank Inga M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stunningly beautiful place and something one should not miss if in Ecuador and with a spare day in Quito (there are one day bus tours from Quito). If you have more days, then doing a 3-5 day hike through the villages is well worth...More

Thank Jamil B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived here at the end of our three day trek and absolutely loved the view we were greeted with! There are really strong winds around the rim though so be prepared with some warm clothing.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 October 2017

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 11 October 2017 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 1 October 2017

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
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4 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 |
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