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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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  • It is the best scenery I've looked I love the lagoon and traditional food and as not to mention its friendly people and welcoming heart
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  • Lago Quilotoa is another must see place in Ecuador. I did a daytrip there from Quito, but you can easily stay there overnight for as little as $5 a night. I wish I would have done that. It is an amazi...  more »
  • It is a must-see if you're coming to Ecuador. An amazing view of the water turquoise, it seems that you are watching a beach of the. Caribbean pero.a four thousand meters of altitude. You have a beautiful infrastructure in Shalala. To lower and kayaking que.tomar care of a.esa efforts there are height, especially if you come from the plain.
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