Trekking the Quilotoa Loop 

Description

Day 1:  Isinlivi

Day 2:  Chugchilan

Day 3:  Quilotoa

Day 4: Tigua

Day 5: Back to Quito

Activities

DAY 1: Isinlivi

Approximate duration of the walk: 4 – 5 hours Initial elevation: 2900 msnm Highest elevation: 2950 msnm Lowest elevation: 2560 msnm Difficulty: easy

We will start our journey in the direction of a town called Sigcho, seeing mountainous landscapes along the way and reaching a height of 2,900 masl. At this point, we will begin a hike down to 2,650 masl to another village called Isinlivi.

From there, we will be delighted by the views of the snowy peaks of the Ilinizas and see beautiful fields. Night in Isinlivi

DAY 2: Chugchilan

Approximate duration of the walk: 5 - 6 hours Initial elevation: 2950 msnm Highest elevation: 3197 msnm Lowest elevation: 2640 msnm Difficulty: moderate

Shortly after, we will ascend again to an altitude of 3,000 masl to reach the highway where we will continue walking to Chugchilan. We will sleep in Chugchilan at a small town. Night at Mama Hilda

DAY 3: Quilotoa

Chugchilan to Quilotoa; And finally, the treking to the majestic crater lake begins here! Early mornings are the best time to start this hike. From Chugchilan, you descend a valley initially and then make your way up. After a while, the pathway gets plateaued, leading to Quilotoa, usually take around 5-6 hours. Night in Quilotoa

DAY 4: Tigua 

On the way to Tigua you'll stop to visit an indigenous marked in Zumbagua the big marked is every Saturday.

Visit the town of Tigua famous for its native paintings, Nigh at La Posada de Tigua. 

DAY 5: End of the tour 

End of the tour back to Quito or Latacunga. 

How long does the tour take?

5 Day Tour

Address

Dolores Veintimilla N2 - 68 y Rita Lecumberri

Quito - Ecuador

Fairfield, CT, USA

Contact

US: +1.203.443.9365

Quito, Ecuador: +593.999.721.198

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