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Laguna Quilotoa, Latacunga

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 260 reviews on the web
Laguna Quilotoa features a stunning lake situated in a volcanic crater. The 3 km (1.8 mile) wide caldera was formed by an enormous eruption in 1280, which collapsed the volcano. Take in the scenery during the drive to the small town and the summit, where--besides the lake--you can see the surrounding mountains, and even the active Cotopaxi volcano. You can hike around the rim of the crater, or take the trail down to the caldera to better appreciate the 250 m (820 ft) deep lake and its vibrant emerald color. Just remember that the hike back up is a strenuous vertical climb that takes a couple of hours and requires a certain amount of fitness. Make Laguna Quilotoa a centerpiece of your Latacunga vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Latacunga travel itinerary maker.
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  • I did the Quilotoa loop about a week ago and really loved it. I arrived on day 1 in Isinlivi just to sleep there in a very nice hostel. On the next morning we started hiking to Chugchilan. The hike wa...  read more »
  • One of my top ten beautiful places I have been. The crater is an impressive sight. We took a short hike here as time did not allow a longer day but what we did was enough to feel the enormity of the t...  read more »
  • Dreamed lagoon, it is worth visiting it can be done on the day from Latacunga. The micros leave from the terminal to the 9 HR (approx) U$ S 2.50 the passage, are 2 HR of trip and 20m walk to the mirador, entrance or$ S 2. The return, take the bus in the same place.
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