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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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  • Nice ride from Quito through interesting landscapes. The lagoon itself is stunningly beautiful and is located at less than 4000 m. You can from above from descending to the crater lake. Very nice trip.
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  • Awesome!and breathtaking. We truly love it and the food is great. We did a SOLO trip. Travel to Latacunga bus station ( its a very small station) took " Cotopaxi " bus to Quevedo, which stops in Quilo...  more »
  • the best of ecuador, together with the chiborazo volcano, but after the Ecuadorians, who are the people most beautiful that I have known in all South america, and know it all. Raquel de uruguay
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