Quilotoa Crater Lake

Quilotoa crater lake, situated in the central western Andes, 4 hours from Quito, is considered the most beautiful lake of Ecuador. Besides its natural beauty, indigenous people cultivate gorgeous Andean crops and make paintings and handicrafts giving this area a unique fusion of nature and culture you will charmed.

The hike around the crater is an incredible adventure that will present picturesque landscapes and the beautiful way of life of surrounding indigenous communities.
Quilotoa
Hiking Distance 6.2 mi / 10 km
Hiking Time 5 hours
Fitness Level Moderate
Technical Level Easy
Maximum Elevation 12.800 ft / 3.900 m
Minimum Elevation 12.140 ft / 3.700 m

INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW!

  • Quilotoa Lake and Crater
  • Andean mountain fields and crops
  • Painting and handicrafts
  • Panoramic view of the Illinizas and Cotopaxi volcanoes
  • Surrounding Andean communities
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual certified guide
  • Box Lunch
  • Supply of fresh, clean water
  • Permits and park fees
  • Extra meals
  • Extra sports and alcoholic drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

REQUIRED

  • Day backpack (20 L)
  • Comfortable, warm clothing
  • Thermal gloves and hat
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Rain jacket
  • Cap, sunglasses and sun screen
  • Bottles or Camelbak to refill water for the hike

RECOMMENDED

  • Camera
  • Rain pants
  • Personal first aid kit and medicines
  • Dry bag to protect electronic devices and personal stuff
  • Trekking poles
  • Change of clothes and shoes
DAY HIKES
5P or more 4P 3P 2P 1P
$110 $125 $155 $195 $345

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