This full day cultural trip begins with a visit to a local indigenous market, Saquisili (Thursdays) or Pujili (Sundays). The drive to Quilotoa Lagoon – an amazing emerald lagoon inside a volcano crater at the height of 3,800m – displays beautiful views of the andean mountains, passing the ancient canyon of Zumbahua and many indigenous towns and farmlands.
Before lunch we will visit a local aboriginal home where you have the opportunity to interact with the inhabitants.
The tour includes a steep hike down to the lagoons shore. For the way back up to the starting point you can rent a mule.
It is important that you are well prepared for 3,800m, so we recommend acclimatizing at least one day around 3,000m. The weather in the area of the Laguna is unpredictable so please bring warm and waterproof clothing.
Gulliver Expeditions is a local operator that organizes Ecuador Tours to travelers that like to experience Unlimited Adventures like climbing to the closest point on earth to the sun in the Chimborazo Volcano or travel along the deepest landscapes in the Amazon Rainforest to the stunning sceneries of the Galapagos Islands.