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Full-Day Quilotoa Lake Hiking Tour from Quito provided by Ecuatraveling

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Full-Day Quilotoa Lake Hiking Tour from Quito

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  • You'll start at
    Yellow House
    Mariscal Foch E5-23 y, Quito 170143, Ecuador
    Address: Mariscal Foch Streed E5-08 and Juan Leon Mera Corner - look for the tour bus
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    Laguna Quilotoa
    Stop: 8 hours
    Start your day with a visit to the famous local market of Saquisilí. On Sundays, when the market is closed, you'll visit the first missionary church in Ecuador, located in Pujili. Continuing on, you'll pass through the indigenous villages of the area which provide a fantastic chance to witness true Ecuadorian culture. Arriving at the spectacular Laguna Quilotoa, you'll hike down to the Laguna and back in a stunning 45 min hike down and 1-hour hike up. It is possible to hire mules for part of the trek. Paying special attention to the culture and rural life of indigenous Andean people, this trip is a wonderful opportunity to see the beauty of Ecuador in all of its forms. -------------------- ITINERARY -------------------- 07:00 - Depart from meeting point. 09:30 - Explore Saquisili/Pujili (Thursday/Sunday) and visit a native family. 10:30 - Depart to Laguna Quilotoa 13:00 - Begin descent to the Laguna 14:00 - Explore the Laguna shore 14:30 - Begin ascent to the Laguna viewpoint / mules rent $8 *optional 15:30 - Lunch (included) 16:30 - Arrive to Tigua Art community gallery 19:00 - Return to “Magic Bean“ restaurant (Juan Leon Mera and Mariscal Foch).
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  • You'll end at
    Yellow House
    Mariscal Foch E5-23 y, Quito 170143, Ecuador
    Address: Mariscal Foch Streed E5-08 and Juan Leon Mera Corner - look for the tour bus
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Yellow House, Mariscal Foch E5-23 y, Quito 170143, Ecuador
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional and bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Transportation from/to Quito's meeting point
Exclusions
  • Mules rent $10p.p
  • Kayak rent $4p.p
  • Quilotoa entrance fee ($2)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Necessary Equipment: Sunglasses and sun cream, Water and snacks, Camera, Hiking shoes, Big bag for shopping, Waterproof jacket
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sightsee103326 wrote a review Jan 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was such a wonderful tour. Although the high down was steep, the lake was simply beautiful and made it worthwhile. The hike was the most difficult in my life, but it's great to be able to claim I made it. The trip was definitely worth the price I paid.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from pablorQ8005YU, Owner at Full-Day Quilotoa Lake Hiking Tour from Quito
Responded 29 Jan 2021
Dear Hailey, Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us, in these time is beyond appreciated that our visitors come in the first place and take the opportunity to explore the nature in our beautiful country, we are glad to hear that you had a great time with us, this encourage us to expect for better times. Best of wishes in your future trips. Ecuatraveling Team
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Alie P wrote a review Jan 2021
Raymore, Missouri4 contributions1 helpful vote
Alex was the kindest tour guide I've ever had. He's incredibly knowledgeable and really cares about you and your experience. He loves his country and is happy to show other people his beautiful country. In this tour, we drove through the Andes and stopped at small indigenous
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from pablorQ8005YU, Owner at Full-Day Quilotoa Lake Hiking Tour from Quito
Responded 29 Jan 2021
Dear Alie, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our tour and specially the quality of our guide, we are happy to see that more and more people are coming to Ecuador to explore our country. Thanks again, your visit give us hope that we will see better times in our field!! Ecuatraveling Team
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Grayson wrote a review Jan 2020
Atlanta3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a pleasant trip to Lake Quilotoa. The lake is beautiful and the weather was perfect! Important preparations: you will need a mask, scarf or some kind of face (nose/mouth) covering! The dust kicked up by all the donkeys and tourists will suffocate you! Of course,
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Response from ecuatraveler, Owner at Full-Day Quilotoa Lake Hiking Tour from Quito
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Dear Client We appreciate all your comments, we already pass them to our operation manager and well take all your recommendation to improve this tour. We do apologize for the late return sometime Sunday are pretty busy days it could change our schedule. good luck in your travels. Ecuatraveling Team
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Clara L wrote a review Jul 2019
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This tour was a great way to have the experiences I couldn't have had on my own. The food market we stopped at was a wonderful sensory adventure and the guide suggested we tried tortillas de maiz, which turned out to be a great recommendation! Also, having someone advise you
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from ecuatraveler, Owner at Full-Day Quilotoa Lake Hiking Tour from Quito
Responded 16 Jul 2019
Hello Clara! Thank you for your review and advice for other travels. We are glad that you found the tour to be such an amazing experience. We are always happy to share Quilotoa’s stunning view with our guests! Ecuatraveling Team
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T K wrote a review Jun 2019
Exeter, United Kingdom26 contributions24 helpful votes
Well organised trip to a beautiful crater lake. The guide was helpful and informative. Make sure you are fit enough for the walk up, otherwise take a mule ($10), we are relatively young and fit but found it quite challenging. Good shoes essential as the path is steep and
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from LoisfromHolland, Travel expert at Full-Day Quilotoa Lake Hiking Tour from Quito
Responded 24 Jun 2019
Hello traveller! Thank you for your detailed review. The altitude is indeed a change for all travelers so we recommend chocolate which works perfect! Good to hear that you had such a good time and hopefully we see you again in the future. Until then safe travels! Kind of regards, Lois Swart
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My favorite trip so far in Ecuador
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One of the best tour operators ever!
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Amazing experience
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A trip I will remember for the rest of my life
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