The Quilotoa is a crater in the form of a boiler filled with water of 3 kilometers wide and with 250 meters of depth that was formed by the collapse of this volcano, followed by an eruption approximately 812 years ago, which produced a pyroclastic flow and flows of mud that reaches the Pacific Ocean, and deposited volcanic ash through the air along the Andes, whose dissolved minerals gave it the emerald green color in particular, as well as having fumaroles at the bottom of the lake. That give it a unique attraction, In addition we can have direct contact with the indigenous community that bares the same name of the Quilotoa crater.
Altitude: 3814 m
Quito - Quilotoa
3 hours journey by vehicle and three additional hours for returning.
To visit to the traditional market of Pujilí and gallery of painters of the community of Tighua.
Time of arrival: 10 a.m. approximately to Quilotoa
Arrival to the community of Quiloto. Mirador
Descending to Quilotoa crater lagoon
Returning on foot or on the back of mules to the community.
Lunch in the community.
Artisanal center of the community.
Return to the point of origin