Private trip to Quilotoa Lake

Quito, Ecuador

Experience hosted by Cecilia

10 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish

What you'll do

We will pick you up at your location inside Quito city. Our trip will take at least4 hours from Quito to Quilotoa, we can make a stop to take breakfast (in the case that you couldn't make it before we meet) and will continue our trip. On the way, we will see some places and towns until we arrive at the principal indigenous town of Zumbahua, where we would see the traditional indigenous market.
Then We will continue our way to the Lagoon and once we arrive we will start to walk around it for at least 4 hours, you would be able to see how big this inactive volcano is, and how the lagoon covers the crater.
When we come back to the start point we will look for a place to take lunch and our trip to Quito Will start again.
Other things to note
- This trip has a least 4 hours of traveling from Quito to Zumbahua and 4 more to come back.
- Depending on the day you could visit one indigenous market (Saturday: Zumbahua, Sunday: Pujili)
- Maybe we have time to visit a gallery of a family on the way, it has to be programmed with time.
We will pick you up at your location inside Quito city. Our trip will take at least4 hours from Quito to Quilotoa, we can make a stop to take breakfast (in the case that you couldn't make it before we meet) and will continue our trip. On the way, we will see some places and towns until we arrive at the principal indigenous town of Zumbahua, where we would see the traditional indigenous market.
Then We will continue our way to the Lagoon and…

What's included

  • Tickets
    Quilotoa Community Entrance Fee
  • Transportation
    Private Transportation

Meet your Host, Cecilia

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 21 Reviews
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A National Guide that wants you to enjoy and delight with this magic place that represents my family and part of this land where I was born.
I love to enjoy nature, it makes to handle my life easier and calm. I started to climb mountains since 2015, it was a hobby and a kind of activity where I find my own. I know how difficult could be for some people to go alone in a touristic place, or find other ways to enjoy it, for that reason I could help them going for different places of the mountain.
If you are in Ecuador during this emergency period, do not hesitate on contact me!

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A National Guide that wants you to enjoy and delight with this magic place that represents my family and part of this land where I was born.
I love to enjoy nature, it makes to handle my life easier and calm. I started to climb mountains since 2015, it was a hobby and a kind of activity where I find my own. I know how difficult could be for some people to go alone in a touristic place, or find other ways to enjoy it, for that reason I could help them going for different places of the mount…
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Where you'll be

- Indigenous Market
- A place where people make some paintings about their culture.
- A big lagoon inside a crater of a extinct volcano.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

David
October 2021
What an incredible experience. I couldn't recommend this enough. Cecilia and David were amazing. They're more than just tour guides they are two new friends ive made. Cecilia is a wealth of knowledge about her country and her love for it shows. Lake Quilotoa was majestic, beautiful, and spiritual. Dont miss out on this! you won't regret it.
Chris
September 2021
Amazing tour! Just do it, maybe not on your first day though, Quilotoa is a high altitude hike and you will want to be acclimated to enjoy your time hiking around and especially back up from the lake. Cecilia is super knowledgeable about the area and knows the spots to take you that the average tourist won’t know about. The drive to Quilota is long, but the conversation with Cecilia and David make the time go by quickly. This is a not to be missed experience and I highly recommend it. Many tours that I’ve seen for the Quilotoa trip start at 7am, which is a bit early for me. Cecilia starts her tour later which worked out really well for me. She also makes sure to make stops along the way. She also made sure I had everything I needed and what I didn’t have, e.g. gloves and trekking poles, she let me borrow. Cecilia will take good care of you, if you need to walk slower or stop or need time for snacks she really is watching out for you and wants to make sure you have a great time.
Jonathan
August 2021
Absolutely incredible experience. The hosts were amazing and took care of everything. Highly recommend. Prepare to spend the day seeing one of the most incredible places in the world.
David
August 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Cecilia and David on this airbnb experience. On top of the Quilatoa trip, I wanted to do a quick detour to Cotopaxi, which they were more than happy to accommodate. They were very knowledgeable of both sites, and they had lots of stories to tell. I highly recommend this experience. Be prepared for a relatively difficult hike up the crater though.
Ruddy
July 2021
This was one of my favorite things I did in Ecuador. Not only was the place amazing but the hosts were great too. The long car ride seemed to be a breeze with how friendly and great they are. I am sure I made friends for life on this trip. They even take you to places where you are the only tourist. Please take this experience if you only have time for one while in Ecuador it would be one of the best decisions you can make.
Brandon
July 2021
Heaven on Earth, A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience Quilotoa is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and spending the day hiking there with Cecilia and David was absolutely incredible. There were beautiful mountain views during the entire drive and despite it being a cloudy day, the views at Quilotoa were stunning. We spent time in a private beach area beside the water and hiked an alternate trail with no other tourists on it. It was a thrilling journey from start to finish and I will never forget it. This was the second full day I spent with Cecilia and David, having previously done the other Airbnb experience they host hiking to Ruco Pichincha. They are wonderful people and communication with them is perfect, as Cecilia speaks excellent English. This trip will be the best thing you do in Ecuador, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 2 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is strenuous.

What to bring

Hikking boots
Snacks
2 liters of water
Gloves

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.