3 Day Quilotoa Trek

Manolo Guerra

Undoubtedly, an excellent alternative to admire and explore one of the most beautiful Andean landscapes of Ecuador, the crater of the Quilotoa volcano, its lake and surroundings. Additionally, during this fascinating tour, we will visit indigenous art workshops and artisanal wood furniture workshops well known in this area.

Distance: 25 km
$590.00 USD
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Tour 3 Day Quilotoa Trek

Day 1: Quito - Quilotoa

In the morning we will travel from Quito crossing the Avenue of the Volcanoes until we reach Quilotoa in the Western Andes. On the trip, we will stop at Tigua, a small Andean community, famous because its paintings and handicrafts.

Once in Quilotoa, we will settle in our hostel and have lunch with a spectacular view of this beautiful Crater Lake. In the afternoon, we will make a short hike into the crater where we can do some kayaking on its turquoise water.

MEALS: Lunch + Dinner
ACCOMMODATION: Community hostel


Day 2: Quilotoa - Chugchilán

The walk starts from the community of Quilotoa with a spectacular view of the crater and its lake, after which we will border part of the crater until we begin the descent towards the small town of Chugchilán (3,200 m). During the journey, you will see beautiful fields and the way of life in this picturesque area of the Western Andes. The day finishes with us comfortably resting in a cozy Andean hostel.

MEALS: Breakfast + Box Lunch + Lunch + Dinner
ACCOMMODATION: Community hostel

 

Day 3: Chugchilan - Isinliví

After a well-deserved rest and a delicious Andean breakfast, we continue our adventure towards the town of Chinaló, where we will visit a craft workshop of wooden furniture and appreciate the skill and great work of the local people in the manufacture of high quality furniture. From this point we will embark on our last day of hiking to Isinliví, a small town located 2,900 m in the Inter-Andean valley.

MEALS: Breakfast + Box Lunch + Lunch

 

INCLUDED

  • Transportation
  • Bilingual certified guides
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary
  • Supply of fresh, clean water during the trek
  • Accommodation in community hostels
  • Permits and park fees

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flight tickets
  • Airport transfers*
  • Lodging and meals in Quito*
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra sports and alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

*We can include airport transfers, lodging and meals during your time in Quito.

REQUIRED

  • Travel or duffel bag for all equipment and personal stuff. 
  • Day backpack for the hikes (20-30 L)
  • Comfortable, warm clothing (1st and 2nd layers)
  • Rain jacket and rain pants (3rd layer)
  • Winter hat and/or face mask
  • Thermal and waterproof gloves*
  • Liners and thermal socks (1st and 2nd layers)
  • Cap, sunglasses and sun screen
  • Hiking boots
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp* with extra batteries
  • Personal grooming kit
  • Change of clothes and shoes
  • Bottles or thermos to refill water

 *You can rent this items with us  

 

RECOMMENDED

  • Dry bags to protect personal stuff

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Before contracting services with TATOO EXPEDITIONS, please read our terms and conditions carefully:

CONTRACTING AND CANCELLATION POLICIES

DOCUMENTATION AND INFORMATION REQUIRED

When contracting a trip with TATOO EXPEDITIONS the following participant information and documentation is required:

REGISTRATION FORM:

After confirming the payment of the contracted services, you will receive an email with a link for the tour participant to complete the registration form. The registration form contains the participant’s personal, medical and emergency information, which must be filled out in order to participate in the tour with TATOO EXPEDITIONS.

If you want to save the registration form information for future events, you can register and create an account with TATOO EXPEDITIONS, otherwise you can do the whole process as a guest, but you must fill out the form with your data every time. If you created an account when paying for the services of TATOO EXPEDITIONS, enter it to fill out the registration form and register your data.

UNDERSTANDING OF RISK AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

Together with the registration form you must read and accept the Understanding of Risk and Release of Liability document, which must be signed at the beginning of the tour.

PAYMENTS, RESERVATIONS AND CONFIRMATIONS

TOUR WITH FIXED DATES, PRIVATE TOURS OR CUSTOM TOURS

RESERVATIONS


A tour with a fixed date, private tour or custom tour can be booked up to 61 days before the start date of the tour with an advance payment of 50% of the total value quoted.

CONFIRMATIONS

To confirm a reservation for a tour with a fixed date, private tour or custom tour, the balance of 50% must be paid up to 60 days prior to the tour’s start date.

In case of contracting a tour with a fixed date, private tour or custom tour within 60 days prior to the start date of the same, 100% of the quoted value must be paid.

LAST MINUTE TOUR

A last-minute tour cannot be reserved, 100% of the quoted value must be paid.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:

POLICY FOR CANCELLATION BY THE CUSTOMER

TOUR WITH FIXED DATES, PRIVATE TOURS OR CUSTOM TOURS

Any cancellation must be notified via email to info@tatooexpeditions.com. In case the client cancels the tour, a penalty of the tour price will be charged based on the following policies:

PENALTIES

A penalty will be charged if the tour has been canceled within:

  • 90 days or more: 15% of the total tour value
  • From 60 days to 89 days: 50% of the total tour value
  • From 30 days to 59 days: 75% of the total tour value
  • 30 days or less: 100% of the total tour value

LAST MINUTE TOUR

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TATOO EXPEDITIONS CANCELLATION POLICY:

All departures require a minimum of registrants to undertake the same, in case of not meeting the minimum or in case of cancellation due to force majeure by Tatoo Expeditions, the registration fees may be returned as a credit for future events or by bank transfer of according to what the client requests.

The tour will be reimbursed only and as long as TATOO EXPEDITIONS cancel the tour before its start due to unusual problems or external factors such as: adverse weather conditions, natural catastrophes, strikes, civil disorders, government restrictions or regulations, war, quarantine or others.

TATOO EXPEDITIONS acts directly as a Tour Operator and is responsible for the quality of the services that correspond to the logistics of the tour. However, there are third-party services that TATOO EXPEDITIONS contracts. From a wide range of tourist services, we have chosen the best quality and professional services, however, our responsibility is limited to the terms of the land transport companies, accommodation and food contracts.

TATOO EXPEDITIONS is not responsible for delays, inconveniences, accident expenses or mishaps of any kind, as a result of the total or partial negligence of third parties or causes beyond our control. All these expenses and losses must be borne by the passenger. We recommend that travelers obtain travel and personal insurance to cover these possible mishaps.

PARTIAL CHANGES OF ITINERARY AND CANCELLATION:

For TATOO EXPEDITIONS, safety and health are a priority in our programs. If the conditions of the climate, terrain, roads or other external factors that are under our control jeopardize the normal development of the planned activities, or if the clients are not in good health, physical or technical training; the guides and the agency reserve the right to modify the itinerary at any time in order to protect the integrity of the passengers. Likewise, the right is reserved, to replace the accommodation or means of transport and make changes to the itinerary when deemed necessary.

SURCHARGES

  • All of our multi-day tours include accommodations in double rooms, in case of requesting a single room a 30% surcharge will be made to the value of the tour.
  • Our guides are bilingual (Spanish and English), in case of requesting guides that speak German, Italian or French a 20% surcharge will be made to the value of the tour.

 

 

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