Full Day Quilotoa

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Quilotoa is certainly one of the most beautiful volcanic lakes in Ecuador and the region surrounding it is a site of unparalleled beauty in the Andes.

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Full Day Quilotoa
Duration: 9 hours

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 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.

Rates: From $125.00

  • Private transportation with an English – Spanish speaking guide.
  • Water refill or bottle of water
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Medical services and travel insurance