Quilotoa is a water-filled caldera and the most western volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. The 3-kilometre (2 mi)-wide caldera was formed by the collapse of this dacite volcano following a catastrophic eruption about 800 years ago, which produced pyroclastic flows and lahars that reached the Pacific Ocean.
We depart early in the morning through the Avenue of the Volcanoes to visit the Laguna Quilotoa which is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking, a tranquil, mesmerizing glass-green lake lying in the crater of an extinct volcano. The volcanic crater is still perfectly formed, allowing visitors to see its past history and formidable power.We will walk down from the top of the crater to the lake's edge. Once at the bottom of the lake, there isn't much to do other than relax and enjoy the tranquility.
The return walk back to the top of the crater you can ascending to the top by mule. Optional Lunch and return to Quito.