Daydream in Quilotoa: Laguna's Enchanting Embrace Awaits

Daydream in Quilotoa: Laguna's Enchanting Embrace Awaits

In the heart of Ecuador, as dawn breaks, our journey of discovery commences. On select days, the vibrant tapestries of the Saquisilli (Thursdays) or Pujili (Sundays) markets beckon, offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of indigenous life. As we traverse towards the Laguna Quilotoa, a shimmering emerald marvel cradled within a volcanic embrace, the Andean mountains stand sentinel, their majesty punctuated by the ancient Zumbahua canyon and the whispers of time in indigenous hamlets and verdant farmlands. This odyssey, winding through some of the nation's most untouched realms, pauses at an indigenous abode, where the stories of the land come alive through its people. So, brace yourself, for this is not just a journey, but an immersion - a dance of culture and nature's grandeur.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Quilotoa, Quilotoa, Cotopaxi Province

This full day cultural tour begins with a visit to local indigenous market at either Saquisilli (Thursdays only) or Pujili (Sundays only). The drive to Laguna Quilotoa – an amazing emerald lagoon inside a volcano crater at the height of approximatetly 3,800 m – displays a beautiful view of the Andean mountains, passing the ancient canyon of Zumbahua and many indigenous towns and farmlands. The trip through the villages of the area provide a fantastic chance to see one of the most authentic parts of the country. Before lunch we visit a local indigenous home where you have the opportunity to interact with the locals.

07:30 – Meet at offices in Quito
09:30 – Explore Saquisili/Pujili (Thursday/Sunday)
10:30 – Depart for Laguna Quilotoa
13:30 – Lunch, begin descent into Laguna
15:00 – Explore Laguna- optional kayaking
15:30 – Return ascent to crater (Lunch)
16:30 – Begin drive back
19:00 – Arrive in Quito

Duration: 3 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"What to bring:"
"Warm clothing"
"Waterproof jacket"
"Gloves, scarf, hat"
"Hiking boots or trekking shoes"
"Extra snacks and water"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Face masks"
"Hand sanitizer"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"

Duración: 8 To 9 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Go F.A.R. Project Ecuador, José de Antepara E4-38 y, Quito 170130, Ecuador

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • What’s Included:
  • Transport
  • Guide
  • Lunch

No Incluye

  • What’s Not Included:
  • Additional Snacks / Beverages
  • TIPS
  • Breakfast


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