• Published: Thursday, 15 November 2018 20:32
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Detailed-quilotoa-loop-ecuador, 'Below is the detailed itinerary for the ''Three day Laguna Quilotoa Loop'', I think as you are spending two nights there you won''t feel to tired of the driving. However, as it will only be the two of you and the guide, please feel free to tell your guide to stop for breaks or photo opportunities.

Day 1

  • 8:00 - Leave from La Mariscal in Quito.
  • 8:00 - 10:30 - Drive through the world famous Avenue of the Volcanoes for great photo opportunities and spectacular views.
  • Shift into expedition mode for the dirt roads of the Quilotoa Loop. Enjoy the mind altering scenery as we traverse through lost Andean villages forgotten by time.
  • 12:30 - Along the way, we''ll stop for a traditional Andean lunch of hearty soup and roasted chicken (vegetarian and other dishes available).
  • Late afternoon - Arrive at our high Andean lodge where you can enjoy guided treks featuring stunning views, deep ravines and snowcapped Andean peaks.
  • 19.00 - Dinner at the lodge. Afterwards, curl up by the fire with a good book, check your e-mail, or challenge your travel mates to a game of chess.



  • 8:00 - Depart the lodge for a short, adventurous drive down the bumpy dirt roads to the rim of the Laguna Quilotoa crater.
  • 9:30 - 12:30 - Explore Laguna Quilotoa. The initial views of this amazing volcano will take your breath away. From the car park, enjoy an easy but exhilarating trek down to Quilotoa lake where you can hire a kayak for only $1.50/hour or lounge on the water''s edge, soaking in the sun.
  • 12:30 - Embark on the journey back up to the crater''s edge. Mules are available to ride for a small fee.
  • 13:30 - Dine on the crater''s rim in a typical Andean restaurant for lunch.
  • 16:00- Arrive back at the lodge for a beer, relaxation, and then a leisurely stroll around the local village.
  • 19:00 - Dinner and socialising.

Day 3


  • 8:00AM - 12:30 - Spend the morning relaxing and taking in the high Andean atmosphere. For those interested in exploring the countryside, mountain biking and horseback riding are available. For the die-hard athletes, a morning run at this altitude will certainly give you a productive workout.
  • 12:30 - Lunch at the lodge.
  • 13:30 - 19:00 - Continue our Quilotoa Loop adventure along one of the most scenic roads in Ecuador, stopping as frequently as you want, to soak in the sun and take photos guaranteed to impress your friends back home.
  • 19:00 - Arrive back in La Mariscal in Quito after three days of high Andean adventure.

If you decide to go with the Black Sheep Inn, we can offer you a 10% discount on the accommodation, as they offer discounts for South American Explorers members. However, this is subject to availability. 

As far as the Cotopaxi trip for one day, we have now put all our prices up to $55 p/p per day for a minimum of 4 people, however seeing as we have been working to book your tour prior to this price change we will gladly to it for $45 p/p per day, however we do need a minimum of 4 people. So we would need to find two more people. I can work on this but I cannot guarantee we will find these two people and maybe if you have two more friends that would be great. Let me know what you think?