Have questions? We're here.
Talk with an expert
Customize any aspect of your Amazon trip. 1.800.344.6118
Help Me Plan My Trip
Talk with an expert

Quilatoa Lagoon

It was a cold and blustery day, but the weather seemed to suit the location. Quilotoa Lagoon is a water-filled caldera and the most western volcano in the Avenue of Volcanos. The 2 mile-wide caldera was formed by the collapse of the volcano about 800 years ago. The lake changes color depending on the weather. It can vary from turquoise to green, to even a yellow on some days. 
Quilotoa Lagoon
Quilotoa Lagoon (Laura Cahill)

Quilotoa Lagoon
Quilotoa Lagoon (Laura Cahill)

The indigenous community surrounding the lagoon have started some community based tourism projects horseback rides to the bottom of the lagoon, guided hikes in the area, a market to sell handicrafts and paintings. There are hostels and cafes to stop in and warm up!
Quilotoa
Quilotoa (Laura Cahill)

Horse in Quilotoa
Horse in Quilotoa (Laura Cahill)

Handicrafts shop in Quilotoa
Handicrafts shop in Quilotoa (Laura Cahill)

Why Travel With Adventure Life

More Reasons
Us with our Maasai guide Dennis
Tailored to You
Tell us your travel interests, dreams and desires, then let our experts tailor the perfect trip for you!
Monks conversing in a Buddist temple
Peace of Mind
You can have confidence in our experts' dedication to traveler safety, comfort, & providing a seamless trip.
A pair of friendly sea lions
Responsible Travel
We are fully committed to low impact travel that not only preserves but gives back to the amazing places we visit.
A man photographs a King Penguin at only a few feet away.
Insider Access
Our personal expertise & experience, local partners in our destinations, & access to over 150 small ships are all invaluable to designing your unique journey.

Awards and Accolades

All News