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Quilotoa, the emerald lake in a crater with enjoyable walking

Car Tour (driving guide)
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Ecuador is the second country with the most volcanoes in South America. One of those volcanoes has formed a beautiful emerald lake inside. The indigenous community shows its culture mainly in its clothing and food. Another interesting thing is the Quichua language, which is the dominant language on the site. On the way, impressive landscapes will surround us. During the entire journey the weather will be changing. The local people farming and cultivating is a unique attraction

Cotopaxi Tour Guide - Gustavo T.
Gustavo T.
5.00 / 5
(6 reviews)
08:00 AM

Meeting Point

Your hotel, apartment, house.

- We will ask for you at the front desk staff or concierge. We will be there 5 minutes before starting the tour.

10:30 AM

Tigua painting town and gallery

In the town of Tigua on the way to Zumbahua, we find Julio Toaquiza, well known in the artistic environment as the initiator of the TIGUA technique.

He represents in his job the daily life of the community .

11:30 AM

Quilotoa Lake

Una vez en quilotoa la vista del volcán desde el mirador es super especial. No hay quien no se admire de la belleza de este coloso.

12:00 PM

Walk to the lake or around the crater

If you like hiking, Quilotoa offers you some paths. One can go down to touch the water of the lagoon and of course the return will be quite strong.

You can rent a horse to go up.

Another walk is around the crater, which takes 6 hours. In this case we do it one hour there and one hour back.

03:00 PM

Lunch

Lunch time , We can skip if your prefer

04:00 PM

Return

Times are accurate.

Ending Point

We will end the tour dropping you off at your hotel , apartment.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Driver guide

Private transportation SUV if your group is up to 3 people.

Van for 10 people if your group is more than 3 people .

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What‘s not included

Per person

Food ( 20 dollars each)

Drinks

Entrance fees ( 2 dollars each)

Horses ( 10 dollars each)

Tour Important Information

* We can start the tour before if you wish. I set a starting time but you can advise me to start early.

* Weather can affect the experience.

* Walking is up to you, We can walk few to see the lake from the top or walking around and have different views of thi lake.

*Let me know if you would like to have lunch or returning earlier .

* This tour takes 3 hours driving from Quito to get Quilotoa and 3 hours from Quilotoa to get Quito.

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Cotopaxi Tour Reviews

Customized Tour Was Fabulous

My family and I had a wonderful day with Gustavo (Gus). He worked with us to plan a perfect day traveling around Otavalo, Cotacachi, Cuicocha Cotacachi Cayapas, and Pegucha volcano waterfalls. His English is excellent and he shared an extensive amount of culture, history, geography, and current events with us on his beautiful country. His driving is great and he was very flexible and personable. We highly recommend Gus to anyone looking to learn about and enjoy Ecuador. Thanks for a fantastic day, Gus and happy new year to you and your family!

Pam B.

Hi Pam I want to say “ thank you “ All of your family are great people . It was a big pleasure to show you some of my country . I hope you can return to visit the rest of Ecuador Have a great year Gus

Our trip to ecuador

We had a great time with Gustavo (Gus) as our guide. Our 1st day of adventure started with an early pick up, To begin our way to Banos with a stop at Cotopaxi. Although all research done prior to our visit advised against doing this type hike with in the first 24 hours of landing, there we where, basking in the beauty of our surroundings while we caught our breath because altitude sickness is very much a real thing. Anyway we did so many activities during our visit like waterfalls, volcanos, hiking, hot springs, edge of the world swings, and Gus knows the best place for Ziplining, and thats just baños. He's very knowledgeable. You can feel free and ask him any question And he'll have answers. His wife is also amazing. Acting as our co-guide for our trip throughout The historical district of Quito. In summary, if you're planning to go to Ecuador and you need a tour guide, you should pick Gustavo. Trust me you will not be disappointed.

Jeny C.

Hi Jeny I am glad hearing that you enter your trip in Ecuador . Thank you for visiting Ecuador to celebrate yours husband’s birthday. I hope you could return to Ecuador. Your friend in Ecuador Gus

Excellent Tour and Guide - Very Knowledgeable

Gustavo and his team were on time, helpful, and very knowledgable. They gave us excellent information about the entire city, and made the trips very enjoyable.

$250/ per group

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