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Hiking Quilotoa Volcanic Crater

Posted: Sun, Jul 26, 2015


Location: Andes
Author: Mira S.
his day was awesome! As usual we got up and had breakfast at 7:30am. Surprisingly, we didn’t get the usual eggs and bread but some yummy pancakes. At 8:30am, we all hopped on to trucks in small groups. During the ride to Quilotoa crater, we viewed breathtaking scenery. When we got to the top, we all got off, stopped at the small market and did our last shopping for Andean crafts. Then we headed to the platform and took a glance at the huge (still active) volcanic crater. After, we did an exhausting hike around half of the crater ridge and then walked down to the valley to eat lunch. While walking down there was these sand dunes and we all ran down, which was a lot of fun! When we finished lunch, we split up into two groups. The first group continued hiking for three hours on a trail that lead back to the Ecolodge. The second group drove home in the trucks. I decided to go home with the truck because I was sore from the previous day of volunteer work. When we got back, we had the rest of the day off and were able to hang out and relax.

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