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QUILOTOA HIKE

(Thursday and Sunday, Everyday private tours).

Location Quilotoa.

A couple of hours away from Quito in the capital of the Province of Cotopaxi, canton Latacunga

Quilotoa real indigenous market.
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Laguna de Quilotoa en Ecuador

We have 2 very important indigenous real markets in the area, which exchange products from tropical areas and products from the Andes. In our 1-day tour on a shared basis, or private trip,(If you prefer) we will visit these markets, Thursday Saquisilí market, and Sunday Pujilí market.

Quilotoa indigenous communities.

Then reach the highest point of the highlands 3800m (12467.19 feet) where we will visit an indigenous hut in the highlands to know part of their daily life. As we begin our descent we will arrive at the community of Tigua. Most of its people live from agriculture, livestock, handicrafts, and painting, the last two of which have made them famous artists around the world, with brightly colored wooden sculptures of animal faces and paintings on sheepskin. We are just a step away from our destination, and on the way.

Other attractive Tourist about Quilotoa (Toachi Canyon)

Toachi Canyon

We have an obligatory stop to take pictures and selfie at the viewpoint of the Toachi river canyon. Who does not have his selfie in this place, did not travel to Quilotoa!

Quilotoa hike in Lagoon

The Quilotoa lagoon is inside a volcanic crater, its emerald-colored water impacts all its visitors. Because of the tranquility of its environment is very visited by people who practice YOGA, MEDITATION, many couples have engagement and get married in the place. The lagoon has 2 viewpoints; the viewpoint of Shalalá and the viewpoint of the community. In our 1-day tour, we will visit the community’s lookout point that has access to the crater and we can reach the lagoon. Adventure lovers can practice kayaking at 3914 m (12.841.21 ft) and the more adventurous can swim in its cold waters.

NECESSARY EQUIPMENT
  • Comfortable and warm clothes, windbreaker (optional), gloves, neck and ear protection.
  • Camera.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Comfortable shoes for walking in mountainous and sandy terrain.
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ITINERARY

(Thursday and Sunday, Everyday private tours).

  • Departure from la Mariscal 7:00 am (Juan Leon Mera and Foch streets corner) / SAN BLAS SQUARE 7:15 am / Hostel Machachi 08:00 am.
  • Visit the market of Saquisilí or Pujili depending on the day
  • Tigua(Painters), we ask the painters to get on the buses to offer their products, if they are not there, we stop at the gallery.
  • Visit Toachi Canyon (Photographs 15 min).
  • Entrance to the Quilotoa Lagoon.
  • Walk to the Quilotoa crater and return. (3 hours).
  • Lunch.
  • Return to Quito.
INCLUDES
  • Bilingual guide Spanish / English.
  • Authorized tourist transport.
  • Menu-type meals (lunch).
  • Permits to enter protected areas
NOT INCLUDED.
  • Extra food and drinks.
  • Entrance fee $2 per person
  • Kayacks $4
  • Horses $10
  • Snacks

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