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Quilotoa Lagoon,Volcanoes Avenue, Local People Full-Day Tour from Quito

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  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Journey to the beautiful Quilotoa volcano, driving through stunning mountain scenery and stopping to visit local Andean communities, during this day trip from Quito. Travel along the spectacular ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’ passing beneath its towering peaks, eventually stopping at a village of an indigenous community, to explore a local home and learn about their daily life. Finish your day with a trip to the lagoon inside Quilotoa volcano. This day trip includes a guide, entrance fees, round-trip hotel transport, and lunch.
  • Take a day trip to Quilotoa Lagoon from Quito
  • Drive along the Avenue of Volcanoes, passing beneath its towering peaks
  • Interact with an indigenous community and learn about their way of life
  • Explore the surreal environment of Quilotoa Lagoon and enjoy a mule-riding adventure
  • Menu lunch and round-trip hotel transfers included

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Menu lunch (only in private service)
  • Saquisilí Indigenous Market (only Thursday)
  • Entrance ticket
  • Guided activities
  • Mule ride ($10.00USD, subject to change)
  • Kayak rental ($3.00USD, subject to change)
  • Meals
  • Tips

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Please Note

Please, let us know the name of your hotel, hostel or Airbnb for the pickup. Note: Hotels outside of the city have an extra charge, you will arrange directly with us.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Latin Adventures Cía Ltda

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Quilotoa Lagoon,Volcanoes Avenue, Local People Full-Day Tour from Quito?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Quilotoa Lagoon,Volcanoes Avenue, Local People Full-Day Tour from Quito?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Quilotoa Lagoon,Volcanoes Avenue, Local People Full-Day Tour from Quito?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Quilotoa Lagoon,Volcanoes Avenue, Local People Full-Day Tour from Quito?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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53 reviews
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My favorite trip in Ecuador, a must do
MARIAM_M, Mar 2022
Picked up at the hotel as promised. We had 2 stops on the way which were wonderful, visiting an indigenous home, going inside and talking to the residents, incredible; and also a stop at a shop where the artist sells paintings on sheep skin. This was also the artist's workshop. We spend 3 hours at the Crater Lake. Our guide Diego was wonderful, professional, knowledgeable, explained the local culture in details, frequently checked on us because we were at high altitude. Many thanks to Diego and Pedro our driver!. This was an 11 hour day as they said in the trip description. The Thursday Indegenous market is not apparel on going, so be sure to check with the vendor if you really want to visit the market. The Kay's are tandem only and sit in.
Beautiful high altitude hike!
Lynn_M, Mar 2022
My friend and I had a great day at Quilotoa! Oscar was a great guide and very knowledgeable about Quito and the surrounding areas. We definitely had our butts kicked on the hike up from the lake, but it was totally worth it and we did it! We enjoyed the other stops along the way, like for coffee and the canyon. We would definitely do another tour with Oscar!
Amazing views and atmosphere l
Alex_L, Mar 2022
Great tour, very knowledgeable guide. Tough job to get back up the mountain, but glad we made it.. 😂
Fabian was a wonderful...
patriciaa_w, Feb 2022
Fabian was a wonderful guide-above and beyond. Our driver was excellent also. The scenery was magnificent
Must-do day from Quito
Jennifer_S, Dec 2021
What a fabulous day with Irene and Carlos! The ride out to Quilotoa is long, but Irene was entertaining and informative, the vehicle was comfortable, and the landscape was breathtaking. There was so much to look at and we made a nice stop for breakfast/snacks. The lagoon is gorgeous - even in the rain - and the town is charming. Be sure to bring some treats for the stray dogs and a hiking pole for the trek down. You'll work up a good appetite for the filling local lunch. Whatever you order, you can't go wrong. It's all so delicious. This would be a great day trip no matter what, but Irene and Carlos really went the extra mile to make the day special.
Diego was fabulous,...
Natalia_U, Oct 2021
Diego was fabulous, explained everything thoroughly and was very informative. We really enjoyed hearing his stories. He was extremely nice and accompanied us patiently throughout the hike (we had to take a lot of breaks!). The lagoon is absolutely stunning and very much worth seeing, but I do have to warn that the hike was difficult for my mother, who is a relatively fit 50 year-old, so it might be important to take that to note if you decide to take the hike up (keep the altitude in mind). The rest of the trip was amazing too, and the views were really beautiful. We really enjoyed our time with Diego.
Amazing Lagoon trip!
Joel_D, Sep 2021
Favorite part of the trip was visiting a local family! It was humbling and inspiring! Loved the Lagoon and mule ride back up. Diego was great!
Our tour guide Diago was...
kalyani_s, Sep 2021
Our tour guide Diago was extremely helpful We had a very good experience and would highly suggest it.
Mixed bag
American, Sep 2021
I loved being able to see the Central Highlands and hike Quilotoa. While I appreciated the stop for breakfast, fresh fruit, and the gallery/source it shop, I was disappointed by the little time allotted to the hike. Perhaps I would have felt differently if I had a clearer sense of the intinerary/schedule, but I didn’t find out until I got on the bus. With such a small window, it was stressful and exhausting. I was also surprised that Carlos didn’t do the hike with us. The lunch was also underwhelming for the price.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Dear customer. Each trip has a brief explanation of the itinerary. Our guide always walks down with our passengers up to the lagoon. I don´t know why this time he didn´t. This tour is actually one of the best day trips from Quito because of the beautiful Andes landscape. It is a long day trip (11-12 hours) that´s why the time is limited and passengers should understand it. You paid us $65 for this trip which lunch is not included. We suggest restaurants so each passenger eats and pays whatever they want. The VAN we always use is a (CRAFTER VOLKSWAGEN 30, 17 passengers, the year 2016) which is really comfortable. I respect your opinion but think your comment is not really appropriate. Your comment is useful for future customers to clarify what we do and offer. Thank you!
Maria_F, Jul 2021
Easy communication and comfortable transportation. Diego (tour guide) is very knowledgeable about the history and areas. All questions were answer. Thank you Diego for making this tour memorable.


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