Quilotoa Full day tour

$90/ Per person

by Ambaturismo | Transfer, Tourist Transportation and Adventure Tourism


Embark on an unforgettable expedition to one of Ecuador's most captivating natural wonders. This comprehensive full-day tour will transport you to the breathtaking Laguna Quilotoa, a turquoise crater lake nestled amidst the majestic Ecuadorian Andes. Prepare to be awestruck by panoramic mountain vistas, immerse yourself in the rich local culture, and embark on an exhilarating hike or horseback ride to the crater's rim.

 What to bring?

  • Camera.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Warm clothes.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Water bottle (1 liter).


  • Lunch.
  • Tour guide.
  • Travel assistance.
  • Tourism transportation.
  • Admission to the Reserve.

Does not include

  • Horse rental.
  • Kayak rental.
  • Additional snacks and refreshments during the trip.


Quilotoa Full day tour

8:00 AM: Departure from the city of Banos in a private vehicle.

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM: During the three-hour drive to Laguna Quilotoa, we will make several stops to appreciate the charms of the region:

  • Yambo Lagoon: A natural reserve of great scenic beauty, home to a variety of waterfowl.
  • Mirador del Encañonado Río Toachi: A panoramic point from which to admire the impressive view of the Toachi River Canyon.
  • Tigua Gallery at the "Cóndor Huasi" Cultural Center: A space where traditional Tigua painting, made from sheep leather, is exhibited and sold.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: We continue the journey to Pujilí, observing along the way the colorful rural landscapes: indigenous crops, flocks of sheep and llamas, typical adobe and straw houses, and the majestic presence of the Cotopaxi volcano.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Arrival at Laguna Quilotoa, located at 3800 meters above sea level (12,467 feet). Lunch at a local restaurant with a view of the lagoon.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Walk to the shore of Laguna Quilotoa, where you can take a kayak ride or simply enjoy the impressive scenery.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Ascent to the edge of the lagoon. You can do it on foot or on horseback (additional cost of $10 USD).

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Walk back to the vehicle.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Return to the city of Banos.

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