Full-Day Tour to Quilotoa Lagoon From Baños with Lunch

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Embark on an unforgettable journey with this full-day tour to Quilotoa Lagoon from Baños with lunch included. Feel the excitement as you explore the Cotopaxi Province and witness the breathtaking beauty of Quilotoa, acknowledged as one of the most stunning volcano crater lagoons in the world. Along the way, stop by Yambo Lagoon and the renowned artists' village, Tigua. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and simplistic themes of traditional Tigua paintings, depicting scenes of pastoral life and cultural celebrations. Marvel at the awe-inspiring view of the Río Toachi Canyon, and take a moment to relax and stretch your legs. Upon reaching Quilotoa, savor a delicious lunch before venturing to the shores of the lagoon, where you can kayak or simply soak in the stunning landscape. Whether you choose to ascend on foot or rent a horse, the mesmerizing sights of Quilotoa will leave you spellbound. Don't miss out on this highly recommended tour experience.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Visit the beautiful Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Explore the famous artists village of Tigua
  • Enjoy the spectacular view of the Rio Toachi Canyon
  • Opportunity to kayak or horseback ride at Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • Admission to Quilotoa
  • Additional snacks and refreshments during the trip
  • Souvenirs
  • Horse rental (Optional 10$)
  • Kayak rental (Optional 5$ - 15 Minutes)

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Get ready for an unforgettable adventure with the Full-Day Tour to Quilotoa Lagoon from Baños with Lunch. This tour will take you to the picturesque Quilotoa Lagoon, located in the Cotopaxi Province near the town of Pujili. Considered one of the 15 most beautiful volcano crater lagoons in the world, Quilotoa is a unique tourist attraction in South America.

What to expect?

During this full-day tour, you can expect a mesmerizing journey through Ecuador's stunning landscapes. The total duration of the tour is 630 minutes, ensuring you have ample time to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region. From the moment you meet at Hostel Transilvania, the starting point of the tour, you'll be whisked away on an adventure of a lifetime.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and anyone looking to explore the breathtaking wonders of Ecuador. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a curious explorer, this experience caters to a wide range of audiences. Families, friends, and solo travelers alike will find great joy in discovering the hidden gems within the Cotopaxi Province.

Why book this?

Embark on this tour to enjoy the unique selling points and advantages it offers. Quilotoa Lagoon is a truly magical destination, known for its stunning turquoise waters and surrounding natural beauty. As you walk to the shores of the lagoon, you'll be captivated by the pristine landscape. You can even rent a kayak to explore the lagoon or opt for a horse ride. The tour also includes a delicious lunch, ensuring you stay energized throughout the day.

Good to know

It's important to note that the tour begins at 8:30 a.m. and lasts approximately 10.5 hours. Along the way, you'll have opportunities to visit other attractions such as Yambo Lagoon, the artists' village of Tigua, and the breathtaking Canyon del Rio Toachi viewpoint. Keep in mind that the ascent from Quilotoa can be done on foot or by renting a horse for an additional fee of just $10.


Travelers who have experienced this tour rave about its beauty and uniqueness. They mention how the vibrant colors of the lagoon and the surrounding landscape leave a lasting impression. Many appreciate the opportunity to kayak or hike around the lagoon and describe it as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The tour guides are praised for their knowledge and friendliness, ensuring a memorable and informative journey.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary


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We leave Baños at 8:30 a.m. travelling about three hours in private transportation.

Laguna de Yambo

Another Lagoon that on the way to Quilotoa, maybe not as pretty as Quilotoa, but a nice place to stop and stretch your legs.

Galeria del Primer Pintor de Tigua - "Julio Toaquiza Tigasi"

The Kichwa people of Tigua, located in the central Sierra region, are famous for their traditional paintings on sheepskin canvases. Historically, the Tigua people were famous for painting highly decorative masks and drums, painting on flat surfaces is somewhat of a modern development. Tigua painting tends to have vibrant colours and simplistic themes. The themes in most paintings are scenes of pastoral life, religious ceremonies, and festivals. The volcano Cotopaxi is commonly painted in the landscape of many paintings, as it holds a lot of cultural significance in the region.

Admission Included

Canon del Rio Toachi

We will stop here to enjoy the spectacular view of the Río Toachi Canyon viewpoint and for a short break to stretch the legs.


Upon arriving at Quilotoa, we will have our lunch and then walk to the shores of the lagoon, where you can kayak or just enjoy the landscape. Then you can do the ascent either on foot or rent a horse for just $10. Finally, we board the van to return to the town of Baños.



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Santiago, was amazing, we booked a group tour, but we ended up getting a private tour, just the two of us. on the tour and Santiago spent the drive answering all of our questions and telling us about the area we were driving through. Quilotoa itself was beautiful, and we hiked down to the bottom to kayak on the lake before the hike back up. Santiago led us to a great place for lunch. We had an amazing time seeing Quilotoa with Santiago!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-18 10:24