Start planning your quilotoa loop adventure here!

It can be hard to know where to start when planning your adventure on the Quilotoa Loop. What’s the first step? What’s the second? Third? Fourth?

There is so much information and so much to think about. These travel tips will help you plan your trip to Quilotoa Loop, whether it’s a family trip, a village-to-villages trekking tour, or just a relaxing mountain getaway…these tips will make the planning simple & easy.
Click on the boxes with informative advice. You’ll also find a curated list of best blog articles below.

What to packLayers, layers & layers. Come prepared for all types of weather!
Weather & SeasonsNice sunny mornings with unpredictable afternoons.
SafetyHow to stay safe on your adventure
Altitude SicknessHow to deal with the altitude
Drinking Water & FoodStay healthy on the Loop!
Money & BanksBe prepared - no banking on the Loop!
Dogs on the TrailsAfraid of dogs? Don’t panic!
Internet & PhoneDisconnect on the Quilotoa Loop!
(Hot) ShowersA quick shower is all you need!
What to do with Luggage?Pack light & store what you don’t need
Meet the LocalsRespect our culture!
Contract a Guide or Hike Independently?Make a friend or enjoy time all by yourself
Tipping GuidelinesTipping is recommended.
Laundry FacilitiesPlan ahead
Make a DonationHelp our Communities!
ElectricityFind out if you need adapters
Self Driving TipsEnjoy the views, but avoid driving in the dark!
Travel times & distancesDistances are bigger than you think!


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8 Ways to be more responsible on the Quilotoa Loop!

No plastic water bottles please: it is best to bring a refillable, so at each hostel you ask for a refill, which costs less than…

Markets on the Quilotoa Loop

If you’re planning to visit the Quilotoa Loop, don’t forget to plan around market days for a more cultural touch to your holiday!

7 Things to Know Before Hiking the Quilotoa Loop

You need to bring cash: Part of the Loop’s traditional magic is that most villages contain only the bare essentials…