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The Quilotoa crater is another volcano of Ecuador. It culminates at 3914m, located at about thirty kilometers west of Latacunga, capital of the province of Cotopaxi. It is located at the south of the Western Cordillera.

The first historical eruption of this volcano occurred on November 28, 1660. Another eruption would have occurred in 1859.

As in Cotacachi, the Quilotoa volcano has a splendid lagoon, which one reaches by a footpath (altitude 3800 m).

I strongly recommend to you to make famous "the Quilotoa loop" (Tigua, Quilotoa and Chugchilan), a superb excursion passing by splendid canyons! It is ideal for the acclimation before climbing a summit of this country.

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