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Quilotoa Crater Lake and Indian Market Private Tour

Don't waste time waiting for large group-tours, protect your family and avoid unnecessary crowds! Stop anywhere you want during your journey and make great pictures with unforgettable landscapes!! On this private cultural full day excursion have the opportunity to visit a local indian market, where you will see different cultural interactions, and very varied local products. Do a very nice downhill hike into a charming volcanic crater and enjoy a real lifetime experience!! Make your stay in Quito an unforgettable adventure with us!!

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8 to 9 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Certified English speaking guide
    • Mentioned itinerary and visits
    • Lunch
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Laguna Quilotoa
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks
    • Breakfast
    • Extra expenses
    • Mules or horses ride
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Ecuador Best Tours, Pasaje Duque 1590 y Jose Ignacio Gallardo. Puembo, Quito 170179 Ecuador

    This cultural day trip starts at 7:30 a.m., driving through the avenue of the volcanoes, and with a visit to a local indigenous market at the Saquilisilí Village (Thursday).

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Mercado Indigena, Saquisili Ecuador

    Visit To Pujili Market (Any day), or Saquisili Market (Thursday), or Zumbahua Market (Saturday).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Laguna de Quilotoa, 070701 Ecuador

    The drive to Quilotoa Lake displays stunning views of the Andean mountains, passing the ancient canyon of the Toachi River, many indigenous communities and farmlands. Before lunch, in the location known as “Huayra Pungo”, we will visit a local indigenous hut, where you will have the opportunity to interact with the inhabitants of the house and, maybe, to learn some Kichwa words, the native language of the region.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Laguna de Quilotoa, 070701 Ecuador

    Lunch at a beautiful local Restaurant.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Laguna de Quilotoa, 070701 Ecuador

    After this special experience sharing some time with them, we have the opportunity to visit the local and unique market of Zumbahua (Saturday), where we are able to see the ancestral trading system of exchanging goods without any currency, called trueque!

    The tour includes a steep hike down into the Quilotoa Lake, a sparkling emerald lake inside the extinct volcano crater, located at 3.600 meters above sea level. The way back to the top, where the parking area is, takes one hour, or there is an option of renting a mule or a horse with a comfortable settle for your way back! It is very helpful to be well prepared for the high altitude, so we recommend to go through an acclimatization process a night before, at least at 2.800 meters, it means, at the city of Quito!

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador

    We will be back in Quito approximately at 5:00 p.m., after having enjoyed this unforgettable life experience!

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You will be picked up from your hotel or address, within Quito's district, at 7:30 a.m.
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 10 C° - 18 C° / 50 F° - 64,4 F
    • It is responsibility of every traveler that he/she is adequately insured against personal accidents and medical expenses during his/her trip to Ecuador, as well as having travel cancellation and baggage insurance to protect him/her.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Our guides and drivers will follow vehicle cleaning and personal care protocols, with disinfectant products during the tour.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Ecuador Best Tours

Activity ID: V-23463P9

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