Duration: 1 day
Date: All year
The Quilotoa of volcanic origin, product of the collapse of the volcano that occurred approximately 800 years ago, is considered one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. The Quilotoa Lagoon has a 250-m-deep caldera whose minerals give a bluish and greenish color when hit by sunlight. The Quilotoa Lagoon is a perfect family outing for everyone in the family to enjoy a spectacular view where you can enjoy the community and local gastronomy. In addition, you will be able to enjoy some photographs together with the most emblematic animal of the place, which are the alpacas.
We will pick you up from the hotel of your choice at 07:00 a.m. where we will have a trip of approximately 3 hours until we reach the famous Quilotoa lagoon. Within the journey to start this exciting adventure, we will go to a visit to the most existing folkloric markets called the Saquisilí Market or the Zumbahua Market. The importance of visiting these markets is due to the authenticity that the community provides, since we will find a variety of Andean fruits, colorful roses, among others. Together, we will visit the community of Tigua which highlights the number of Andean legends that they have together with great mountainous landscapes; Later, we will make a short stop in the Toachi canyon, and finally we will be at the Quilotoa Lagoon where we can enjoy this spectacular lagoon, enjoy photography and take advantage of the local gastronomy tasting in a restaurant in the area. Once we finish our last stop, which is in the Quilotoa Lagoon, they will return to their place of stay where they can rest after a long day.
What to wear?
The necessary equipment that we recommend that you carry so that you have a totally pleasant experience is:
Two layers of clothing for the legs and torso:
• Comfortable and warm jacket and pants.
• Thin gloves. (avoid wool)
• Warm socks.
• An extra sweater (to be carried in the backpack in case of extreme cold).
• Thermal hat.
• Sports shoes or comfortable shoes.
In case you do not have some of the clothing and extra equipment, we as Mauna Expeditions will guide you where you can rent or buy these accessories.
The services included in the cost of the program are:
✓ Registration and preparation for the best experience of your life.
✓ Guidance for the ascent with certified guides (ASEGUIM/UIAGM), one guide for every 4 people.
✓ Private door-to-door transportation for the entire day of the tour.
✓ Entry permits.
✓ Adventure video about the experience in the program.
✓ Necessary mountain equipment (specified above)
✓ Lunch on the way down on the day of the ascent.
✓ Take all of Mauna Expeditions.
✓ Buff Mauna Expeditions.
✓ Lunch Box and hydration for the ascent.
The following services are NOT included in the cost of the program:
X Clothing and personal equipment.
X Air tickets.
X Hotel or hostel in Quito or place of preference.
X Life insurance or against some type of accident.
X Other expenses NOT specified in our program.
The price varies depending on the number of members. For more information CONTACT US
PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION OF THE PROGRAM
To book the tour, Mauna Expeditions requires a payment of 25% of the cost of the program. Full payment must be made up to a maximum of two weeks before the start date of the tour. We do not send vouchers or confirmation messages until full payment for the program is made. Our team reserves the right to cancel the tour if the full payment is not made until the start date of the program.
The Mauna Expeditions team has put a lot of effort into organizing your program. Therefore, any cancellation must be made at least 21 days in advance. After 21 days, Mauna Expeditions may make a 50% refund depending on the cause of cancellation. Any cancellation notified less than 21 days from the start date of the program will be charged a penalty of 100% of the value of the program.
Costs vary depending on the size of the group. A minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 24 are required to make the ascent. For cost information please CONTACT US.
Mountaineering is a high-risk sport, where we are exposed to conditions on extreme occasions. We do not recommend doing this activity for people with asthma or some kind of heart problem. The level of difficulty of the program is demanding and there is nothing that interests us more than your safety and that you enjoy our program without any external problem.