Once we’ve had breakfast, we will head to Quilotoa Crater Lake (transfer approximately 2 hours).
Many volcanoes overlook the Ecuadorian Andes, but Quilotoa’s crown jewel is the vibrant coloured lake sitting in the crater. From several viewpoints, we will gaze into the depth and be left in awe.
In one of the communities that belonged to the Hacienda of Tigua, there is an indigenous art gallery. Bright oils depict indigenous life on the campsite; working on the fields, masquerade festivals, local legends, and their interesting cosmovision, in which waterfalls, rocks, volcanoes, and condors appear as living spirits. The unique paintings of the Toaquiza family (and others) have been exhibited in Quito, Paris, and New York. After your visit, you will certainly notice the difference between the original and their imitators which are sold on many souvenir markets.
Following todays exploring, we head back to Quito Airport (transfer approximately 3 hours)
and stay overnight in the hotel ready for our flight to the Galapagos Islands the next morning.
- Breakfast included.
- Overnight near Quito – San José de Puembo Hotel