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The Quilotoa is 2H30 from Quito, you can travel by public bus or private transfer, this Lake has 3 km wide water-filled caldera formed by the collapse of this Volcano followed by an eruption approximately 812 years ago, which produced a pyroplastic flow and lahars mud flows) that reached the Pacific Ocean, which deposited volcanic ash through the air along the northern Andes.
Since then the caldera has accumulated a crater lake 250 meters (820 feet) deep, and whose dissolved minerals have given it a green color. There are fumaroles at the bottom of the lake.
On the crater rim you can hike around the lake, time 5 to 6 hours, walk down to the beach and make kayak and back up on horse riding too.
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