Full Day Quilotoa

Full Day Quilotoa

Quilotoa is a water-filled caldera and the most western volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. The 3-kilometer (2 mi)-wide caldera was formed by the collapse of this dacite volcano following a catastrophic VEI-6 eruption about 800 years ago, which produced pyroclastic flows and lahars, which reached the Pacific Ocean and spread an airborne deposit of volcanic ash throughout the northern Andes.

The caldera has since accumulated a 250 m (820 ft)-deep crater lake, which has a greenish color as a result of dissolved minerals. The drive itself goes through some spectacular scenery and pass small villages such as Tigua, which is famous for its paintings. Sometimes caravans of llamas, led by colorfully-clothed kids, hold up the traffic in this region where farming towns and indigenous markets display the products of the land.


Travel Time

9 Hours

What's Included?

  • Spanish – English speaking guide
  • Private transportation
  • Private services
  • Lunch in a local restaurant

Not Included

  • Meals & Drinks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Medical and Travel Insurance

What to bring?

  • Sunhat + Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking Shoes/Sneakers or Tennis shoes
  • Comfortable clothes in layers (jeans,t-shirt, sweater and a jacket)
  • Small bag to carry a camera, sunblock, wallet, water (to keep everything safe)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Warm clothing

Important Notes

  • All prices are per person
  • Guides in other languages like Italian, German and French are available under request and with a supplement