Quilotoa Crater Lake And Indian Market Private Tour - Quito

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered, Pick up will be done from your hotel or address, within Quito's district, at 7:00 a.m., ,
  • Return Details :
    At the end of the excursion, you'll be dropped off back in the same hotel we picked you up in the morning.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Don't waste time waiting for large group-tours. In this 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 stunning landscapes!! Make your stay in Quito an unforgettable life experience!!

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ecuador Best Tours, Quito, Pichincha Province

This cultural day trip starts at 07h00, driving through the avenue of the volcanoes, and with a visit to a local indigenous market at the Saquilisil Village (Thursday).

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mercado Indigena, Saquisili, Cotopaxi Province

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

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Cotopaxi Province

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, Cotopaxi Province

Lunch at a beautiful local Restaurant.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Cotopaxi Province

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, Pichincha Province

We will be back in Quito approximately at 17h00, after having enjoyed this unforgettable life experience!

Duration: 5 minutes


Private transportation

Certified English speaking guide

Mentioned itinerary and visits


Entry/Admission - Laguna Quilotoa

Entry/Admission - Laguna Quilotoa




Extra expenses

Mules or horses ride

IVA (only Ecuadorians)

Not specified visits

Entry/Admission - Laguna Quilotoa

Additional Info

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

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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