• Location: Quito, Ecuador
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Journey to the beautiful Quilotoa volcano, driving through stunning mountain scenery and stopping to visit local Andean communities, during this 9-hour day trip. Travel along the spectacular ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’ passing beneath its towering peaks, eventually stopping at a village of the Paramos community, where you’ll explore a local home and learn about their daily life. Finish your day with a trip to the lagoon inside Quilotoa volcano and a mule-riding adventure near its beautiful crater. This Quilotoa day trip includes a guide, entrance fees, round-trip hotel transport and an optional lunch upgrade.


  • Take a day trip to Quilotoa Lagoon from Quito
  • Drive along the Avenue of Volcanoes, passing beneath its towering peaks
  • Interact with the Paramos indigenous community and learn about their way of life
  • Explore the surreal environment of Quilotoa Lagoon and enjoy a mule-riding adventure
  • Choose an optional upgrade to include lunch

What You Can Expect

Quilotoa Lagoon Day Trip from Quito

Quilotoa Lagoon

Customer Reviews

david r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We booked this tour while we were in Quito, a spur of the moment choice, we were concerned about the duration. What we found, however, was that the scenery on the drive was fascinating, the stop off to meet an Andean Indian family was most interesting too. When we arrived at Quilotoa our guide, Daniel, who was excellent, had us close our eyes and make our way to the overlook then open them to get the full effect of the view, which was amazing. The trail down to the crater lake is strenuous so I opted to ride down on a mule, and back up on a horse, both quite exciting and cost 10 each way. I have to say the excursion was one of the high spots of our visit to the Beautiful country of Ecuador

Carl M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

More than expected, thanks to our incredible guide Alphonso. Spectacular views and fun riding the mules.

Claudia W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This tour was amazing and our tour guide Alfonso gave us all the information we needed.

Lisa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour! Our guide Dante was friendly, flexible and knowledgable. Meeting the indigenous family was wonderful and the hike down to the lagoon with the donkey ride up in the rain was unforgettable! We highly recommend this tour.

Amit United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended December 2015

Great day trip from Quito with splendid landscape on the way and a beautiful crater lake at the end. Beware that the hike back up from Quilotoa lagoon to the rim of the crater is strenuous, so you might consider riding back on a horse costs extra, about USD 10 per horse. Our guide was very nice and fluent in English. Lunch was so so, but our guide was courteous enough to ask about food preferences before hand.

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