During this tour you will have the opportunity to experience the authentic rural life of the Andes. You will get to pass through indigenous and mestizo villages. Among the incredible places that we will visit during this three-day tour is the beautiful Quilotoa Lagoon. It is famous for its emerald green color and considered one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. The lagoon is inside the crater of a volcano, which makes it even more unique. We will see more spectacular landscapes such as deep canyons, páramo ecosystems and snow-capped volcanoes.
We will start our journey in the direction of a town called Sigcho, seeing mountainous landscapes along the way and reaching a height of 9,500 famsl (2,900 masl). At this point, we will begin a hike down to 8,400 famsl (2,650 masl) to another village called Isinlivi.
From there, we will be delighted by the views of the snowy peaks of the Ilinizas and see beautiful fields of corn and other crops. One highlight is the lupine purple flowers whose seeds are edible and have a high protein content. Later on, we will have dinner and spend the night at the inn.
After breakfast we will go to the next town, descending to the Toachi river canyon. We will enjoy incredible views all while experiencing the rural life of the Andes.
Shortly after, we will ascend again to an altitude of 9,800 famsl (3,000 masl) to reach the highway where we will continue walking to Chugchilan. We will sleep in Chugchilan at a small inn with a nice garden.
Today, one of the most impressive places of the tour awaits us - the Quilotoa lagoon. It is considered one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. After hiking for five to six hours, we will arrive at the crater which is located at an altitude of 12,600 famsl (3,850 masl).
The views that the lake offers us, with its waters changing colors almost constantly, will leave us speechless. After lunch, we will resume our hike to head back to the town of Quilotoa, where a transfer will pick us up and bring us back to Latacunga, ending this beautiful tour.
Expert nature guide
Private transfer Latacunga - Quilotoa roundtrip
Accommodation in inns
Full board meals
Transportation of luggage
Entrance to Quilotoa
The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
SAFE ADVENTURE – Covid 19
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.
Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 30 days in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.
Mountain pants and jacket (goretex pants and jacket are recommended)
Sunscreen with maximum protection (50 or more)
Personal hygiene items
Quilotoa Loop Comfort tour reviews with Howlanders
4.7 Overall rating
Astrid · March 23, 2019
This tour was very pleasant and nice, with beautiful views, so I enjoyed it a lot! I had some doubs about accommodations and conditions during the tour but the guide was very helpful and the rooms were clean and tidy.
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