Money & Banks

Be prepared – no banking on the Loop!

There are no ATM’s or banks on the Quilotoa Loop, so it is important to plan your budget ahead. None of the accommodations on the Quilotoa Loop will be able to accept your credit-card or bank pass at the hotel, simply because this service is not provided by banks in this area. So be prepared and take out enough cash in Latacunga or another big city before travelling into the mountains.

Depending on how much comfort you would like on your trekking adventure, we recommend to bring between $30 and $60 per person per day on the Quilotoa Loop. This should be enough to cover expenses such as accommodation, meals, drinking water, a lunch box or lunch, bar drinks, trekking maps, public bus. Bring something extra for souvenirs, tips, biking or horse riding tours, or in case you want to contract a local guide or transportation. It is also recommended to bring something extra in case of an emergency.


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