What to do with Luggage?
Pack light & store what you don’t need
If you are planning to base yourself in one village to explore the Quilotoa Loop from there, luggage won’t be a problem for you as you can just travel with all your luggage. Even on the public bus or in a private transport, this won’t be an issue for you.
But if your plan is to do a village-to-village trekking you will only need a day pack and its recommended to pack light with only essentials. Any luggage you won’t need is best stored at a hotel in Quito or Latacunga where you can pick it up later on. Some hotels will let you store your luggage very safely for free, while other hotels may ask a couple of dollars for it. Another good option is to organize a transportation of heavy luggage between villages, this can be organized through your lodge and usually costs between $20 to $25 per depending on the distance.
If you are planning on contracting a local guide, ask for a horse to carry your luggage. A horse can comfortably carry two big backpacks, but suitcases are not suitable for a horses’ back!
If you’re hiking the complete loop, you can also bring all your luggage and store it for free at Llullu Llama Mountain Lodge for a couple of days.