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Discover the exuberant nature that surrounds the Ecuadorian capital with these Private Day Trips from Quito. Choose your destination and enjoy an exclusive experience for you and your partner, family and friends.

Discover the exuberant nature that surrounds the Ecuadorian capital with these Private Day Trips from Quito. Choose your destination and enjoy an exclusive experience for you and your partner, family and friends.

Private Day Trips from Quito

If you have several days in Quito and want to explore the surroundings with an exclusive guide, you can book any of our private tours. These tours last between 9 and 11 hours and include pick-up from your hotel, transport in a private vehicle and an English-speaking guide.

Here are the details of each tour:

Cotopaxi Private Day Trip (9 hours)

After picking you up at 7 am, we'll make our way to the Cotopaxi National Park to enjoy one of the most spectacular Andean landscapes in Ecuador. When we arrive, we'll get on bikes to start a tour that will take us to the Limipiopugno lagoon.

During the tour, we'll learn about the geography of the Andes as well as the fauna and flora around this volcanic area. At 2 pm we'll stop so that you can have lunch and at 3 pm we'll return to your hotel in Quito.

Otavalo Private Day Trip (10 hours)

With this option, we'll pick you up at 6:45 am to head to Otavalo. We'll start the excursion enjoying some traditional Cayambe biscuits. Have you heard about them? From there we'll go to the Imbabura volcano and to the San Pablo Lake. You'll be amazed by it!

After enjoying these landscapes, we'll go into the city of Otavalo to visit its handicraft market and you'll have two hours of free time for lunch. Before returning to Quito, we'll stop at the Cuicocha volcano to admire the lagoon. It curiously has two green islands inside!

Mindo Private Day Trip (11 hours)

Are you ready to discover one of the most biodiverse areas in the Andes? We'll pick you up at 6:45 am to start the excursion to Mindo. This town, surrounded by an evergreen cloud forest, is the ideal place to get to know the Ecuadorian fauna and flora.

On our arrival in Mindo, we'll visit the butterfly farm, the orchid farm and the hummingbird farm. If you prefer, we can take a walk in the jungle to discover the impressive waterfalls that are hidden inside. You decide! Finally, you'll have four hours of free time before returning to Quito.

Quilotoa Private Day Trip (11 hours)

We'll pick you up at 6:45 am to begin an excursion to one of the most impressive lakes in the Andes, Quilotoa. If you take the tour on a Thursday or Sunday, we'll stop on the way at an indigenous market so that you can get to know the different cultures that live in this area of Ecuador.

After crossing the old Toachi Canyon, we'll start the ascent to the lagoon's viewpoint, which is more than 3000 metres above sea level! This ascent can be done on foot or by mule, depending on your preference. Then, after two hours of free time, we'll return to Quito.

Advantages of a private excursion

By booking a private tour, you'll receive a much more personalised service. Moreover, you can carry out the tour any day of the week and modify the itinerary to your liking.

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Price

This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Up to 3 people Up to 10 people Up to 15 people
Cotopaxi Day Trip
US$ 250
US$ 750
US$ 938
Otavalo Day Trip
US$ 250
US$ 750
US$ 938
Mindo Day Trip
US$ 250
US$ 750
US$ 938
Quilotoa Day Trip
US$ 250
US$ 750
US$ 938

Cotopaxi Day Trip

  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 250
  • Up to 10 people

    US$ 750
  • Up to 15 people

    US$ 938

Otavalo Day Trip

  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 250
  • Up to 10 people

    US$ 750
  • Up to 15 people

    US$ 938

Mindo Day Trip

  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 250
  • Up to 10 people

    US$ 750
  • Up to 15 people

    US$ 938

Quilotoa Day Trip

  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 250
  • Up to 10 people

    US$ 750
  • Up to 15 people

    US$ 938

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

9 hours - 11 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by private vehicle.

English speaking guide.

Traditional Cayambe cakes tasting (according to option chosen).

Private and exclusive tour, there will be no other people in the group.

Not included

Food and drink.

Ascent to the Quilotoa lagoon on a mule: US$ 10 per person.

Entrance to the Quilotoa lagoon: US$ 5 per person.

Entrance to the Butterfly Farm in Mindo: US$ 6 per person.

When to book?

You can book up until 7 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Per group from
US$ 250

Cancellations

If you cancel 21 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 80%. If you cancel 10 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel 5 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 20%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.