Quilotoa crater lake
One of the most intresting volcanos in Ecuador.
We will drive through the avenue of the volcanoes and take a visit to a local indigenous market at the Saquilisilí village (Thursday). Then we will drive to Laguna Quilotoa which displays a beautiful view of the crater lake, Andean mountains, passing the ancient canyon of the Toachi River and many indigenous communities and farmlands. Before lunch(not included), in the location known as “Huayra Pungo”, we will visit a local indigenous home where you have the opportunity to interact with the inhabitants and maybe learn some Kichwa, the native language of the region. After this special experience, we will have the chance to visit the unique and local market of Zumbahua (Saturday), where sometimes we can still see the ancestral trueque, which is a system of trading that exchanges products without currency. The quilotoa crater lake tour includes a steep hike into the Laguna Quilotoa, which is a sparkling esmerald lake inside of the extinct volcano crater located at 3,600 meters above sea level. The trek back to the top, to where the parking area is, takes around one hour, or there is also an option of renting a mule, this is an comfortable ride on the way back.
WHAT YOU GET
- Bilingual guide
- Mule ($10).
- Anything not mentioned.
On this active it is important to have with you:
- Good hiking shoes.
- Layers of clothing.
RATES & BOOKING
The minimum amount of people for this tour is 2. In case you have no other people who would like to go with you on this tour,Please give us a call +17073403778 / +593991946532 or send us a message firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we already have others with a reservation.
1 person $290.00 USD
2 people $145.00 USD
3 people $100.00 USD
4 people $80.00 USD
5 people $70
Scheduled tour bookings are not confirmed until payment is received ( by Paypal or wire transfer bank*).
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If confirmed standard departure tour bookings are cancelled the following fees apply:
More than 7 days in advance – 10% of original fee.
3-7 days in advance – 50% of tour cost.
Within 72 hours of commencement – refunds will not be available.
If changes are made more than 6 days prior to original booking there is no charge.. the rebooked date must be within 2 months.
- DURATION:Full day