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Laguna Quilotoa, Cotopaxi Province

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Admire the deep color of Laguna Quilotoa, a water-filled caldera and volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. Travel by bus or truck to the small town of Quilotoa to see the impressive 3 km (2 mi)-wide crater lake with a turquoise coloration, the result of dissolved minerals. Last erupting in 1280, the volcano offers plentiful walking routes, including a 4-5 hour hike around its entire circumference, recommended only for walkers with some degree of experience on rocky, changing terrain. Guides and mules can be hired in village, which offers a good range of places to eat. Laguna Quilotoa is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Quilotoa Edition.
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  • Last month I had the opportunity to travel to the province of Cotopaxi exclusively to the reserve of LA LAGUNA DE QUILOTOA, this was thanks to a tour between friends, the experience lived was somethin...  more »
  • Quilotoa is probably one of the most visited lakes in the country cause is a visit you can do on a full day trip from Quito city or as a 3 hours detour in the way to adventurous town of Baños. Presuma...  more »
  • We booked a day trip through Latin adventures. Organisation was very efficient and Daniel our guide excellent. One criticism would be that the journey from Quito was more like three and a half hours b...  more »