A Mirror of Nature in the Ecuadorian Andes

Welcome to the breathtaking Quilotoa Lagoon, a hidden natural gem nestled in the heart of the Ecuadorian Andes. This volcanic crater, with its emerald-colored waters, will leave you in awe of its stunning beauty. Immerse yourself in its fairytale landscapes as you hike along the crater’s rim or venture on a downhill trek to its crystal-clear waters. Quilotoa Lagoon is a sanctuary of serenity and a sacred place for local communities, adding depth to its natural charm. Explore this corner of Andean wonder and discover why it’s one of Ecuador’s most cherished treasures.



  • Departure from Quito
  • Visit to Tigua Handicraft Workshop
  • Visit to Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Lunch
  • Visit to the Toachi River Canyon
  • Return to Quito
Dracaena Quilotoa(5)


  • Bilingual Tourist Guide (Spanish-English)
  • Tourist transportation
  • Access to the protected area
  • Lunch


  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Expenses not specified in the itinerary


  • Important Documents: Don’t forget to bring your passport or identification card. Keep them in a safe place, such as a zippered travel bag.
  • Suitable Clothing for Cold Weather: High quality waterproof and windproof jacket to protect you from the cold and rain, sweatshirts or thermal layers to keep you warm, windproof and cold resistant pants (preferably waterproof), thermal underwear to maintain body heat, gloves and hat to protect you from the cold.
  • Suitable footwear: Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, preferably waterproof, for walking on trails.
  • Backpack: Small, sturdy backpack to carry your essential belongings during the hike.
  • Camera and Binoculars: If you are a lover of photography or bird watching, don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars. Quilotoa offers many opportunities to capture special moments.
  • Hydration and Food: Food and Snacks: Energy snacks and nuts to keep your energy up during the hike. Bring enough water to keep you hydrated throughout the hike.
  • Sun Block and Sunglasses: Broad spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from the strong high mountain sun. Sunglasses with UV protection to protect your eyes from sun glare in the snow.
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