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Laguna Quilotoa

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Laguna de Quilotoa, 070701, Ecuador
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All reviews crater lake the loop direct bus walked down per person beautiful landscape day trip mule ride take pictures nice walk the black sheep inn steep trail local market takes hours stay overnight incredible sight view is amazing
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tooked several cars or sometimes trucks to get there but every minute was it worth! The lagune was really nice and ive never seen something before.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Pepper159
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From when we go there early in the morning to watching the sunrise, it was absolutely beautiful. I went with a group of friends and we did the shorter hike around the rim. But I would HIGHLY recommend going to the right side first. We...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank japnian4life .
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was one of our treks before we went to the Cotopaxi mountain. We arrived by bus, as it was kind of difficult to understand how to get there walking. The bus left from Quito itself, was easy to find and when we arrived there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ontourwithO
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We did the 4 day trek around the Quilotoa Loop. The last day we trekked around the Laguna Quilotoa and it was amazing! I highly recommend a visit to this laguna. It is a very straight forward visit and you can really do it on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ricardoandlorena
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Amazing laguna in the bottom of a vulcano crater. It will take you about an hour to reach the bottom. To get back you can take a mule. The rise is much harder than the descent because of the sandy terrain. But nevertheless the vistas...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
Reviewed 28 November 2018

This is my second time visiting this area. The views are just amazing. Getting there early is advisable to avoid the clouds that can toll in, particularly during fall/winter which is when we just visited this time around. We had some rain and sleet once...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank srtarx
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I visited Quilotoa with Rebecca Adventure Travel, which led a professional tour. The views, of course, were exceptional, although en route Cotopaxi was invisible due to clouds. The village atop the crater is touristy, but pretty well done, although our lunch was anything but typical...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

The viewpoint is easy to reach after a short walk, hiking trails around the lake are well marked. The scenery is absolutely stunning and amazing. A whole new village is built with lots of restaurants, shops and accommodations. Maybe in a few years this environment...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karine V
Reviewed 8 November 2018

I took an organized tour (not sure of the company, arranged for me by my hotel) to Quilatoa. It is a long drive from Quito, and much of it is on a series of corkscrew roads that can become a bit uncomfortable in a minivan,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jack H
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Seems many of these, it's just another one. Nothing impressive - lots of hostels, locals selling items. Scenery in the area is interesting, as is the way the locals chose to live. To go there specifically to see the Laguna Quilotoa - I'd not do...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from QuilotoaShalala | Property representative |
Dear friend sorry for responding late. Well we recommend the Quilotoa Shalala Lodge
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10 March 2016|
Response from traveldoll_lz | Reviewed this property |
it is possible but the earlier you get there the better
3 December 2015|
Response from traveldoll_lz | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can do this in one day. But i do recommend setting aside 6 hours minimum if you intend to hike and fully take it in.