This one-day cultural tour takes us to one of the most beautiful lagoons in Ecuador and South America, the amazing Laguna Quilotoa, and surrounding villages. On day trips that occur on Thursdays, we start our day with a visit to the famous local market of Saquisilí. On other days when the market is closed, we visit the first missionary church in Ecuador, located in Pujili, instead. Continuing our trip, we pass through the indigenous villages of the area which provide a fantastic chance to see the TRUE ECUADOR. When we arrive at the spectacular Laguna Quilotoa, we hike down to the Laguna and back up again in a stunning two-hour hike tour. Down there it is possible to go kayaking. It is possible to hire mules for part of the trek. Paying special attention to the culture and rural life of indigenous Andean people, this trip is a wonderful opportunity to see the beauty of Ecuador in all of its forms.

Note: All times are approximate, EXCEPT starting time

Schedule Itinerary
07:00

07:15

Leave from Magic Bean restaurant (Juan Leon Mera and Mariscal Foch) or

Leave from Jumandi café (Caldas E1-83 y Rios, in the Plaza San Blas)

09:30 Explore market ofSaquisili/Pujili(Thursday/Sunday)
10:00 Visit of native family house
11:30 Depart to Laguna Quilotoa
14:00 Arrive at the Laguna and free time to explore. Mules rent $10 optional
15:00 Lunch
15:30
Visit of Toachi canyon crater
18:30 Arrive in Quito

* We also have a pick-up point in the old town, please provide us with your details about accommodation and we can arrange a meeting point in either La Mariscal or the Old Town.

* The tour is operated by a parent operator that reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.

Private tour: professional and bilingual guide, private transportation from Hotel/Quilotoa/Hotel

Shared tour: professional and bilingual guide, lunch, transportation from/to Quito

Tips for guide, mule $10, kayaking $3 p.p.

Note: Private Tour does not include lunch

Necessary Equipment:

– Sunglasses & Suncream – Water
– Camera – Hiking boots
– Big bag for shopping (…) – Waterproof jacket

Shared Tour: 50p.p (Thursdays and Sundays)

Private Tour:  1 pax $230 – 2 pax $115 – 3pax $85p.p (any day)

Full Day Transportation: $200 – for a group 4 pax – 6 pax max (spanish speaking driver)

*It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.

*If you book a day tour with us, get 20% discount at our Hostel in Old Town QuitoHump Day Hostel

We put a lot of effort in organizing the tour; therefore cancellations require 48hrs notice by which we would give you a 50% refund. Cancellations will not be refunded with a shorter time notice. This tour is operated by a third party company.