Quilotoa Loop Hike & Bike
A hiking & biking trip along the traditional Quilotoa Loop route
This hiking trip follows a more traditional route along the Quilotoa Loop while you spend 2 nights comfortably at one of our Mountain Rooms. No need to sleep in a different village or bed each night – base yourself at Llullu Llama and explore from here!
The tour ends in Quilotoa from where you can easily continue your travels. If day 2 falls on a Sunday, we could include a visit to the Sigchos market. If day 3 falls on a Saturday, we could include a visit to the Zumbahua market.
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
Price per person $120
Day 1 – Arrival & Relax
Upon your arrival to Llullu Llama Mountain Lodge our staff will welcome you and show you your beautiful Mountain Room with balcony overlooking the mountains. A great place to read your book and enjoy some tranquility.
The afternoon you will enjoy a relaxing time at the Spa, you can use the dry or wet sauna and relax your muscles in the Jacuzzi, letting all the tension in your body go. You can also enjoy a Yoga Class.
After a tasty dinner and maybe making some new friends, we will lit the wood stove in your room for a relaxing end to your day.
Day 2 – Chugchilan Hike
Get ready for a beautiful day of hiking in the Toachi Canyon! A morning transport will take you to the start point of the trail between Chugchilan and Isinlivi. You start your hike at the viewpoint from where you can see the Toachi Canyon, the plateaus at each side, and the river far below. You start hiking down until you reach the tiny village of Itualo, from there the trail follows the river. You’ll cross the suspension bridge and enjoy a boxlunch in a tranquil place. The trail then climbs up gradually and at the distance you can already see Isinlivi.
This is one of the most popular hiking trails of the Quilotoa Loop, and takes between 4 to 5 hours.
Day 3 – Quilotoa Crater Biking
If you enjoy a fast flowing track combined with some easy trails, this ride is for you. We start with an early transfer to Sigchos from where we cycle along the easy road direction to Chugchilan. Throughout the tour there will be many opportunities to take photographs and interact with the friendly local people. We will stop in the village of Chugchilan where you can go for a short walk.
From Chugchilan we continue on a paved road that will gradually ascend until we reach the community of Quilotoa. You can enjoy the stunning views over the emerald green lake and the impressive surroundings. We hike downhill inside the crater until we reach the shore where we will enjoy our boxed lunch. To get back, you can either rent a horse or hike up.
Then it’s time to slowly head back to Isinlivi, either by car or by bike – you decide! You can also decide to end your trip with us here- spend the night in Quilotoa or travel back to Latacunga.