Quilotoa Andean Circuit
Explore the famous Quilotoa Loop from the award-winning Black Sheep Inn in Chugchilán, including Quilotoa Lake, Illinizas Cloud Forest, Toachi River Canyon, Zumbahua, Tigua, and more.
The Cotopaxi province is more than just the Cotopaxi Volcano. Here you find one of the most beautiful aquatic spectacles in Ecuador: Quilotoa Crater Lake. This rarely visited region is slowly appearing in guidebooks and travel blogs due to its natural beauty and excellent hiking options. The Quilotoa Circuit features 4 distinct climatic zones accented by a multiplicity of landscapes.
Our base camp is the Black Sheep Inn, an authentic eco-lodge in every respect, built in 1995 and located in the little village of Chugchilán, about 20 km (12 miles) from Quilotoa. This award-winning establishment serves delicious vegetarian food and offers unlimited coffee/tea/water for its guests. Boasting a lovely yoga studio, a cozy reading room, plus a unique sauna, it prides itself of scenic bathrooms, that is, composting toilets with a panoramic view! Without a doubt, your time here will be well spent.
Welcome to this hikers’ paradise!
DAY 1. ARRIVAL
DAY 2. FULL DAY ACTIVITIES
DAY 3. FULL DAY ACTIVITIES
DAY 4. DEPARTURE
2019 Rates (per person in double occupancy; minimum 2 people)
|Type of Accommodation||Rates|
|Dormitory (shared bathroom)||$245|
|Standard Room (shared bathroom)||$325|
|Deluxe Room (private bathroom)||$385|
*The Black Sheep Inn serves only vegetarian food and all of the bathrooms have composting toilets in keeping with its ecological tenets.