Quilotoa Crater Lake Rim Hike

From $117 per person

Quilotoa is rightly considered as one of the top hiking spots in Ecuador, mainly due to its remote and dramatic aspect. This challenging walk takes you around the rim of the stunning turquoise waters of the Quilotoa Crater Lake.

  • Activity Level:Moderate to Difficult
  • Tour Duration: 12 hours
  • Tour Duration: 6 hours (12km)
  • Highlights: Quilotoa Crater Lake, Tigua, Zumbahua Market Town, Avenue of the Volcanoes
Blue green Quilotoa crater lake in grey green Andean mountains


An early start this morning to drive to Quilotoa Crater Lake from where we begin today's walk.

The journey by vehicle, which takes around 3.5 hours, is extremely beautiful. Passing along the Avenue of the Volcanoes we can enjoy views of Cotopaxi, Rumiñahui and Sincholagua Volcanos, before venturing into the hidden side valleys of the Andes and on to the beautifully untouched region of Quilotoa.

Our hike today takes us around the rim of the Quilotoa Crater Lake with its incredible blue-green waters.

Walking at an average altitude of 3800m - 3900m, with lots of ups and downs, the whole trail will take us around 6 hours to complete.

Keeping to the ridge of this stunning lagoon we are accompanied at all times with incredible vistas of the turquoise lake waters and the contrasting grey rocky outcrops of the mountain.

Box lunch included.

This is truly one of Ecuador’s most beautiful and impressive spots. (12km – 6 hours)


Prices 2024

2 people
$186 p/p
3 - 4 people
$137 p/p
5 - 6 people
$117 p/p

Price includes:
Private transportation, top English speaking naturalist hiking guide, entry fee to Quilotoa, box lunch.

Not included:
Tips and personal expenses

Prices are stated in US Dollars.
Prices are valid until 31st December 2024.
This tour begins and ends in the city of Quito. For pick up / drop off in Quito airport extra charges will apply.

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