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“crater lake”(16 reviews)
“day trip”(16 reviews)
“the loop”(12 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Road Northwest of Latacunga, Latacunga 050150, Ecuador
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All reviews crater lake day trip the loop beautiful hike be aware public bus worth the trip stunning views beautiful site every hour takes about minutes rent kayaks steep hike two days per day quick walk emerald green
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

The views here are breathtaking. The hike is difficult, however, my 8 year old daughter and I were able to hike it in 3 hours total (up & down). My knees were killing me the next day but I totally think it is worth the...More

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Do not hire horses or donkeys, if you can do down! Go up too!! I saw very small donkey carrying out super heavy tourists.. unacceptable!! Enjoy the nature without hurting any animal!! They are not there to be our slaves!! RESPONSABLE TOURISM PLEASE!!

1  Thank macadamia_nut82
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

It took us about 30 minutes to walk down to the lake and then 1hr15 to walk back up as we stopped frequently to catch our breath or let the mules pass. If you are a keen hiker and not affected by altitude it could...More

Thank Sophie B
Reviewed 17 May 2018

The lagun was amazing. The color of the water almost turquois. If you want do kayaking it is possible. Do not skip this place.

Thank Aykut D
Reviewed 26 April 2018

I hiked the Quilotoa Loop this past week and it was absolutely worth it. I started a bit late at around 3pm and missed a direct bus to Sigchos from Latacunga which would be 2hrs only. The bus I ended up taking was 3hr and...More

2  Thank EltaCal
Reviewed 22 April 2018

After a night in a nearby village, we reached the Laguna in the morning. Almost alone at the top of the volcano we enjoyed the landscape while the sun was playing with the clouds changing the colour of the water every minutes. It was breathtaking...More

Thank L T
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We had an awesome day. Quilotoa is a great hike with stunning views. I hiked dwon to the bottom and hired a horse to ride back up for 10$. It was an amazing day. I highly recommends this tour!

Thank frozengal
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Quilotoa is breathtaking. I had heard about it but when we actually arrived it was more than I ever expected it to be. If you're going to walk down to the bottom of the crater to the beach, bring plenty of water and sturdy shoes....More

Thank Fa-HEE-tahs
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

If you are in the region, this is a must-see. The panoramic platform is a 5 min walk from the bus stop. You can walk down and even camp at the lake.

Thank Silke D
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Would highly recommend a visit here - absolutely breathtaking!! Very small beautiful town, the public bus drops you around a 10 min walk and you can even hike down to the water if your brave enough! Poor donkeys/horses look slightly overworked hauling tourists up the...More

Thank Finfin92
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Response from CandyHime | Reviewed this property |
We hiked it without a guide, you don't need one!
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Response from DStraus | Reviewed this property |
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