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Quilotoa Lagoon was formed when a now-extinct volcano collapsed and the resulting crater was filled with a startling emerald-green lake, the color resulting from volcanic minerals. Just south of Quito, the village and lagoon of Quilotoa have become a popular day-trip destination, affording spectacular views and photo opportunities.

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Quilotoa Lagoon and Indian Markets in One Day from Quito

Quilotoa Lagoon and Indian Markets in One Day from Quito

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Don’t let limited time in Ecuador stop you visiting the majestic Quilotoa Lagoon, an emerald crater lake surrounded by mountain landscapes. Reach the natural wonder the easy way on this full-day tour from Quito, ideal for nature lovers. Stop at a traditional craft market before arriving in Quilotoa National Park and opting to hike or ride a mule (own expense) to the rim of the dormant volcano. Lunch and transfers are included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.70
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$66.70

Quilotoa Lagoon,Volcanoes Avenue, Local People Full-Day Tour from Quito

Quilotoa Lagoon,Volcanoes Avenue, Local People Full-Day Tour from Quito

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Journey to the beautiful Quilotoa volcano, driving through stunning mountain scenery and stopping to visit local Andean communities, during this day trip from Quito. Travel along the spectacular ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’ passing beneath its towering peaks, eventually stopping at a village of an indigenous community, to explore a local home and learn about their daily life. Finish your day with a trip to the lagoon inside Quilotoa volcano. This day trip includes a guide, entrance fees, round-trip hotel transport, and lunch.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Full-Day Quilotoa Lake Hiking Tour from Quito

Full-Day Quilotoa Lake Hiking Tour from Quito

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Spend the day exploring the stunning natural landscapes of Ecuador on this full-day Quilotoa Lake hiking tour from Quito. Your expert guide will lead you through tropical forests to one of the area's most beautiful lagoons. Make stops at a quiet village and local markets as part of this incredible day away from the city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.59
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Quilotoa Full Day Tour from Quito with entrances, small groups

Quilotoa Full Day Tour from Quito with entrances, small groups

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Laguna Quilotoa, a blue-green volcanic crater lake, sits in the rugged Andean countryside south of Quito. With this tour, escape the busy streets of Quito for an all-inclusive day in the Andes, and see Quilotoa Lake from two different lookouts on the crater rim with views of Cotopaxi in the distance. En route back to Quito, spend some time craft workshops in Tigua and La Victoria.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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Quilotoa Lagoon from Quito - Private Tours

Quilotoa Lagoon from Quito - Private Tours

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Quilotoa Lagoon is a beautiful place in Ecuador that you must visit. The landscape is amazing. The caldera was formed by the collapse of a volcano following a catastrophic eruption about 600 years ago. We can go down walking, do kayac and return by mule, it is an awesome experience.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.31
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$92.31
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Quilotoa Private Day Tour

Quilotoa Private Day Tour

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Skip the logistics of organizing a day trip to Quilotoa, a water-filled caldera with an astonishing turquoise lagoon. This private tour takes you there directly from your hotel in Quito, leaving you plenty of time to linger at the shoreline after a hike down. With a dedicated guide, explore an indigenous village market and visit a local family. Enjoy a traditional highlands dish, provided for lunch.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.41
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Vuelta al Cratér Volcán Quilotoa 11 Km Trekking. Tour Privado. Max 5 personas

Vuelta al Cratér Volcán Quilotoa 11 Km Trekking. Tour Privado. Max 5 personas

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Esta vez nos vamos a darle la vuelta al cráter del Quilotoa, una caldera llena de agua de 3 kilómetros de ancho que se formó por el colapso de este volcán hace aproximadamente 812 años. Empezaremos a caminar en el mirador principal de la laguna para darle la vuelta en sentido horario por un sendero de tierra y arena donde sortearemos algunas subidas y bajadas que les vuelven desafiantes a los 11 kilómetros del recorrido, siempre acompañados de paisajes espectaculares del callejón interandino. 
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$280.00
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Quilotoa Tour Full Day With Lunch

Quilotoa Tour Full Day With Lunch

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After admiring the beautiful Andean landscape thru the south bound highway, we arrive to the Quilotoa Zone, our first stop will be in the “Shalalá” overlook which you would recognized by its transparent structure. There we will be able to admire the beautiful Quilotoa Lagoon with its incredible turquoise waters. From this point, we will descend to the lagoon where you will have free-time to visit it, the ascent is thru a path that connects us to the lookout of the community. (The ascent is over steep, so it is recommended to go up on a mule for people who are not in good physical condition). After you lunch break (not included), we will make our way back through a craft workshop in Tigua, famous for its picturesque paintings, and will visit the Rio Toachi Canyon.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Cultural Tour Laguna Quilotoa: Hiking and Descent to the Lagoon all included

Cultural Tour Laguna Quilotoa: Hiking and Descent to the Lagoon all included

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- All Inclusive: Professional Bilingual Guide, Lunch and Tourist Visits. - Tourist Transport from Quito - Quilotoa - Quito - Hiking and horseback riding on the same tour if you decide to return on horseback - Visit indigenous market - Visit indigenous house - Visit Mirador del Quilotoa - Visit and descent to Laguna del Quilotoa - Visit to the Toachi River Canyon - Professionalism and Quality of Service - Shared Tour: Every Thursday and Sunday - Private Tour: Every day.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.54
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Cotopaxi & Quilotoa With Optional Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off -

Cotopaxi & Quilotoa With Optional Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off - "Small Group"

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Check out two of Ecuador’s top natural attractions—the Cotopaxi Volcano and Quilotoa lagoon—and their natural landscapes with ease on this day trip from Quito. Head to Cotopaxi National Park to see its snow-capped volcano—stopping to drink coca leaf tea on route to reduce altitude sickness—before visiting Limpiopungo Lagoon and Quilotoa’s turquoise caldera lagoon. Plus, during your trip, stop to browse a local market or two.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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Quilotoa Crater Lake Private Day Tour

Quilotoa Crater Lake Private Day Tour

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Let a guide accompany you on the steep, downhill path to the shores of Quilotoa, a picturesque crater lake nestled in the Ecuadorian Andes. On this private day trip from Quito, you’ll visit an indigenous market where local farmers and craftspeople trade their goods. En route, admire stunning landscapes via the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Lunch and private vehicle included.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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Quilotoa, Culture and Hiking from Quito !!!! ALL DAYS !!! BY ECUADORTREASURE

Quilotoa, Culture and Hiking from Quito !!!! ALL DAYS !!! BY ECUADORTREASURE

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Let a guide work out the transportation details on a day trip from Quito to Quilotoa, so you can make the most of your destination. Enjoy views of the Ecuadorian Andes and hike down to the shores of the shimmering caldera lake, where emerald-colored waters reach deep in the extinct volcano. Stops are made at the indigenas market and the Quichua community of Zumbahua before lunch.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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Quilotoa Lagoon from Quito

Quilotoa Lagoon from Quito

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The Illinizas Ecological Reserve, we find the Quilotoa lagoon, with an average diameter of three kilometers and a depth of 270 meters, its green color is due to the minerals it has and the reflection of the sky, it also becomes turquoise when the Low temperature during the night. Located at an altitude of 3883 meters above sea level, with an excellent view of the landscape. Itinerary • Meeting Point in Magic Bean, La Mariscal, Mariscal Foch E5-20, Quito 170143, Ecuador at 6h45 AM • Discovering the native market of Saquisili o Pujili. • Visiting the native family. • A short stop in Tigua, a little village of painters. • The viewpoint of Toachi canyon. • Walking to the bottom of the Quilotoa lagoon. • Lunch in a local restaurant. • Driving back to Quito.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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Quilotoa Lagoon (The Magic Lagoon)

Quilotoa Lagoon (The Magic Lagoon)

In the morning our guide will pick up at the agreed place, from here we will make a trip of approximately three hours, observing the most beautiful Andean landscapes. Once in Sigchos, we will make a brief stop in the Toachi Canyon, an impressive geological fault turned into a giant canyon surrounded by moorland and pine forest, in the deep interior we can observe the passage of the Toachi river. This canyon is formed by the emission of pyroclastic flows and other elements of the Quilotoa volcano. Later we will go to the Mirador, located at 3900 meters above sea level. It offers us the most incredible views of the magical lake of Quilotoa, it is the ideal moment to obtain impressive photographs. Continuing with our tour, we will arrive at the trail where we will begin the descent to the shore of the Lagoon, the journey takes about 60 minutes, upon arrival we will take some time to rest and enjoy our fabulous surroundings.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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Private Full Day Tour Quilotoa - Tigua

Private Full Day Tour Quilotoa - Tigua

At the indicated time we will pick you up at the hotel to start our tour to the Quilotoa Volcano, during the journey we will take the avenue of the volcanoes, attractive for the observation of the different volcanoes and snowfalls of the Ecuadorian Andes. During the journey we will cross the indigenous regions that inhabit the Andean stops, thus reaching the town of Tigua, admirable for the production of its hand-made paintings in sheep leather. Then we will pass to the town of Zumbahua which is the largest populated center in the region and we will continue to the destination, we will arrive and prepare to take a small walk to the lake located in the crater of the volcano, which will surprise us by the great view that presents us. Time for photographs and descent for approximately 30 minutes once in the crater lake we can rest and taking strength for the return we can do it on foot or rent mules ($ 10.00). We will return to the city of Quito end of our services.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.00
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Quilotoa Full Day

Quilotoa Full Day

Get to know a wonderful place full of magical and colorful landscape discover the Quilotoa lagoon 138 kilometers from the city of Quito, we pass by your hotel or accommodation and we go to this beautiful place that is a volcanic crater known as the caldera, where at arrive we descend for half an hour on a spectacular hike to this lagoon, on the way we can observe deer, rabbits, foxes, wolves among other animals that inhabit this place, back arriving again to the high part where we can get the best photographs, We return to the city of Quito.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.00
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$108.00
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3-day Bike&Hike - Cotopaxi-Quilotoa-Chimborazo: The heart of the Andes

3-day Bike&Hike - Cotopaxi-Quilotoa-Chimborazo: The heart of the Andes

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Discover the Ecuadorean Andes in a breath-taking trip to Cotopaxi, Quilotoa, and Chimborazo, in a three-day mountain biking tour. Descend Cotopaxi on your first day, travel to the most beautiful lake in Ecuador on your second, and go to the closest point on earth to the sun on the third. On top of the natural beauty, you will also have the chance to mingle and share time with Andean Indigenous communities. Llamas, Vicunas, and possibly Condors will be our high altitude companions throughout this adventure. This tour has it all.
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  • 3 days
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$408.66
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4 or 5-Day Magic Tour Quito, Cotopaxi, Quilotoa, Baños,Chimborazo, and Cuenca

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4 or 5-Day Magic Tour Quito, Cotopaxi, Quilotoa, Baños,Chimborazo, and Cuenca

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If you’re short on time and want to see all that Ecuador has to offer, take a comprehensive four-day tour.  Three nights accommodation and transportation is included between your visits to Quito, Banos, Cuenca, and more. Every step of the way, your private guide will be with you to narrate your experience. Where you begin is up to you, as the tour can begin from either Quito or Cuenca.
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  • 4 days
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$602.99
$669.99
$67.00 savings
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$67.00 savings
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Active Ecuador 8 days

Active Ecuador 8 days

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Discover the dazzling diversity of Ecuador’s natural attractions on an activity-packed 8-day tour that saves you days of planning and researching. You’ll stray from the beaten path and enjoy exhilarating activities such as hiking on volcanoes and in the Amazon, white-water rafting, canyoning, road biking, and more. Plus, you’ll receive personalized attention in a small group limited to only 10 travelers.
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  • 8 days
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$1,350.00
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$1,350.00

Ecuadorian Treasures Bucket List Tour

Ecuadorian Treasures Bucket List Tour

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Discover the Ecuadorian Treasures!!!!! Start and end in Quito, visiting 14 more destinations in a 8 Days Tour Package. Bike at one of the most Active volcanoes of the world , by the end of the day, enjoy the magical views of the Andes surrounded by Lamas and Alpacas , hiking in the Andes , visiting Indian communities , tasting Local Food , exploring the Ecuadorian Jungle with a lot of adrenaline , knowledgeable guides , private transportation and much more in small groups ,such a great deal.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,750.00
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Quilotoa Hike

Quilotoa Hike

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Highly trained staff Certified guide. Transportation in excellent condition. Varied menu. Menu for vegetarians and vegans.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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2-Day Cotopaxi National Park and Quilotoa Lagoon

2-Day Cotopaxi National Park and Quilotoa Lagoon

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Designed to delight lovers of natural landscapes, this 2-day tour from Quito transports you to two of Ecuador’s natural highlights, Cotopaxi National Park and the Quilotoa Lagoon. Travel with ease through volcanic landscapes, hike to the summit of the Cotopaxi Volcano, go downhill bike riding, and visit the indigenous markets of Saquisili and Pujili. Plus, you’ll trek to the shores of the Quilotoa Lagoon. One night accommodation, four meals, and all activities are included on this tour, which requires a good level of fitness.
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  • 2 days
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Tour Cotopaxi & Quilotoa All in One - 1 Day - Private Tour

Tour Cotopaxi & Quilotoa All in One - 1 Day - Private Tour

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Two most beautiful and spectacular places in a single day! Quilotoa Lagoon and Cotopaxi Volcano in the Avenue of the Volcanoes in one day and at an incredible price. Everything included!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$235.00
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Andes Tour 2 days 1 night: Cotopaxi + Quilotoa

Andes Tour 2 days 1 night: Cotopaxi + Quilotoa

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Our tour to Cotopaxi and Quilotoa is one of the most famous tours in Ecuador. Therefore, we confirm departures every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday so you can book with us.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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Should I book Quilotoa Lagoon tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Quilotoa Lagoon can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Quilotoa Lagoon 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Quilotoa Lagoon costs USD 54.00. Guided Quilotoa Lagoon tours start around USD 54.00 per person.
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