On Sunday we started the famous Quilotoa loop. Spending a few hours driving along the scenic loop, we arrived at The Cloud Forest hostel where we stayed 2 nights.
The next morning, fuelled with a humongous breakfast, we set off up to the crater of the Quilotoa volcano. We were quickly met with amazing views as we hiked around the rim of the crater, looking into the bright blue crater lake!
The terrain was very sandy and the ground was very loose so we were not surprised when we were met with a large landslide blocking our way down into the canyon! We soon became accustomed to the falling rocks until one boulder narrowly missed my head – I quickly scrambled away as fast as I could!
With only a minor detour we safely arrived at Chugchilan and back to our hostel where a shower successfully removed our dusty coating of dirt which was inevitable after a day of wind, sand and landslides!