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Lake Quilotoa Tour from Guayaquil

Lake Quilotoa is one volcano of the Ecuadorian Andes and part of the Illinizas Ecological Reserve. It is located at approximately 4 thousand meters above sea level.  Inside the crater is the lake-filled Quilotoa caldera with a diameter of almost 9 km long and 250 m deep.

This water-filled depression shows intense turquoise and blue-green colors. Due to the minerals that it contains, life cannot flourish. Its temperature varies between 3 to 15 degrees Celsius. It is located near the town of Zumbahua, Saquisili and Pujili.





  • Our scheduled departure from Guayaquil is at 05H00, heading for Los Ilinizas Ecological Reserve along the Quevedo-La Mana-Zumbahua-Quilotoa road.
  • 1st Stop: Toachi Canyon an impressive fault line, a giant canyon surrounded by paramo and pine forest.
  • 2nd Stop: Shalala Viewpoint: In the Shalala community you can enjoy the pines and eucalyptus trees on the way up to observe the wonderful Lake Quilotoa.
  • 3rd Stop: Quilotoa Community. Upon arrival we organize for the descent to the majestic lake. You can sail by boat around the lake.
  • Climbing: Lunch. Short break.
  • 4th Stop: Visit to the Tigua Community to meet the famous Tigua painters.



  • Private tourist ground transportation throughout the tour to and from Guayaquil.
  • 1 Breakfast.
  • Entrance to the tourist attractions specified in the program.
  • Professional guides assistance.
  • Entertainment during the transportation.
  • First aid kit.
  • Travel insurance



  • Activities not specified in the program.
  • Lunch



  • Hat or cap
  • Photo camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm clothing
  • Ski mask
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Trekking stick


  • Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Perfect for all ages and skill levels
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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