Provincia de Pichincha Travel Guide

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Quito

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Mindo

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Cayambe

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Machachi

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Tulipe

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Quinche

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Nanegal

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San Antonio

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Hacienda Picalquí

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Puerto Quito

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Nanegalito

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Cotocollao

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Chaupi

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Quito

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  • Colonial Quito

    Quito Things to Do

    Next door to the Centro Banco de Ecuador is the Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus (Church of the Society of Jesus). We didn't have time to double back and see the interior of this church but it sounds like it's worth a stop being noted as Quito's most ornate church decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster and wood carvings. The architects used four...

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  • JW Marriott Hotel Quito

    Quito Hotels

    Traveled thur Quito on a Eco Tourism trip. The Marriott was unforgetable. Beautiful hotel in every...

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  • Aggressively apply common sense

    Quito Warnings and Dangers

    I had a great time in Quito and had traveled through a variety of the economically diverse areas of the city and outskirts. At the time I cannot say that I applied the advice I am giving you now, only that I was lucky in my experience to only have had one encounter with a mugging myself, though I heard a quite a few more than expected from other...

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Mindo

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  • The waterfalls – Santuario de Cascadas

    Mindo Things to Do

    To hike between the waterfalls outside Mindo is a lovely thing to do when you visit Mindo. The waterfalls are situated inside Bosque Protector Mindo–Nambillo and the area with the waterfalls is called Santuario de Cascadas. To come here I walked from Mindo and it took almost an hour. Then you have to take the tarabita (cable car) over the river...

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  • CasKaffeSu

    Mindo Hotels

    Before going to Mindo I wanted to stay in a place with a nice garden where you can see butterflies...

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  • Cascada Nambillo

    Mindo Things to Do

    Cascada Nambillo is the most visited of the waterfalls and also the waterfall closest to the tarabita. To come here you shall take the path to the left from the tarabita. The path goes downhill through the lush forest to the river and it takes about 10-15 minutes to walk here. Cascada Nambillo is around 15 metres high and in the pools below the...

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Cayambe

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  • Visit the Bizcocho Factory

    Cayambe Things to Do

    The town of Cayambe is known for bizcochos (a not very sweet cookie with a particular shape.) Nothing in the factory is mechanized. Some of the bakery workers are up to their elbows mixing dough in a big trough, and others are shaping and cutting the bizcochos one at a time. Even so, this little factory produces 12,000 of them per day. The...

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  • Hosteria San Luis

    Cayambe Hotels

    Via Tabacundo, Panamericana norte Km. 4 1/2, Ibarra, Ecuador

    Good for: Families

  • The best Bizcochos and Queso de hoja

    Cayambe Restaurants

    My cousin asked me if I wanted to see the biggest oven to make bizcochos here in Cayambe. I said sure lets check it out. First of all the place is owned by a priest. This is his private business. It appears that he gets alot of flack being supposedly he is a man of God and he shouldnt have this business...blah blah blah. So many people talk about...

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Machachi

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  • Paseo del Chagra

    Machachi Things to Do

    Every year in July there is a big festival in Machachi, the Paseo del Chagra. The chagras are known for their good horseman skills and the Quechua word chagra has now begun to mean “Andean Cowboy”. At the annual festival in Machachi there is a parade where hundreds of chagras participate riding on their best horse. They are usually dressed in chaps...

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  • Hosteria Papagayo

    Machachi Hotels

    Hacienda Bolivia, 1.5 km south of the Machachi toll booth, Machachi, Ecuador

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Street food

    Machachi Restaurants

    During the festival in Machachi there was a big variety of street food available. There were plates of different traditional dishes, both from the area and other parts of the country. There was a big choice of sweet things, and I especially liked the colours of some candy apples. However, I didn’t taste them as they looked too sweet for my taste....

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Tulipe

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  • Safe and funny

    Tulipe Transportation

    $ 80 one day tour to Tulipe and Mindo, In Mindo you can find waterfalls, cable car, tubing, chocolate factory, and some interesting things to do, beautiful place to go, if you want to stay a night there, you can find hotels for $17

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  • Sumak Pakari Lodge

    Tulipe Hotels

    Tulipe - Parroquia Nanegalito. Cantón Quito Vía antigua a Pacto (Ecuador)

  • Museo de Sitio Tulipe

    Tulipe Things to Do

    After having lunch in Tulipe I walked to Museo de Sitio Tulipe. The admission was $3 (July 2012) and it included a guided tour. The guided tour started in the interpretation centre where the guide showed some of the items and talked about the Yumbo culture. Then we walked the path down to the ceremonial pools. Along the path the guide stopped to...

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Quinche

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  • Santuario de la Virgen de El Quinche

    Quinche Things to Do

    The present church in El Quinche, Santuario de la Virgen de El Quinche, was constructed in 1927 and it has a capacity for 966 seated persons and 3556 standing persons. Many pilgrims come to El Quinche throughout the year to get blessings from La Virgen de El Quinche and to thank her for miracles. Many miracles have been assigned to her and she is...

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  • Plaques on the church wall

    Quinche Local Customs

    One of the walls outside the church in El Quinche is full of plaques. These plaques are put up by people who have come here to thank the Virgin for her blessings and miracles.

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  • From Quito to El Quinche and back

    Quinche Transportation

    I had not found any information about how long it would take to go to El Quinche, but I didn’t think it was going to take more than an hour from Rio Coca in Quito. I knew I started too late, but only planned to visit the church in El Quinche. From La Marin I took the Ecovía ($0.25) to Rio Coca, the end station in the north. Only that took about...

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Nanegal

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  • The Tower Hike

    Nanegal Things to Do

    My first day of hiking I wanted to do a long hike and my guide Jorge suggested that we do the Tower Hike. It is a hike to an old bird watching tower. In the beginning the trail follows a ridge and it is surrounded by green and lush vegetation, but also some pastureland. Then the path continues uphill through primary forest full of epiphytes and...

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  • Yumbo Pre-Inca Trail

    Nanegal Things to Do

    I and my guide Jorge started the hike after breakfast, around 8.30. We followed a steep path down from Santa Lucia, and passed banana plantations, a coffee field and lush primary forest. When we reached the Umachaca River we turned right and followed the trail which is an ancient trail used by the Yumbo people, it was part of their trade route...

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  • Hike to see the Cock-of-the Rock

    Nanegal Things to Do

    To see, and hear, the Andean Cock-of-the Rock birds during their mating ritual (lek) you must leave Santa Lucia very early in the morning (at some seasons there is an afternoon lek too, but there is usually less birds then). I, and my guide Jorge, left Santa Lucia at 4.20 in the morning. I was happy I had got an apple from the kitchen the night...

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San Antonio

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  • Ciudad Mitad del Mundo

    San Antonio Things to Do

    The monument that bears the name Mitad del Mundo is a 30 metre tall stone pyramid topped with a globe 4.5 metres in diameter, so it’s hard to miss! It can hardly be considered beautiful but it is certainly impressive. It would be all the more so perhaps if the painted line on which it stands, and which crosses the plaza beneath to feature in so...

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  • Museo de Sitio Intiñan

    San Antonio Things to Do

    Inti Nan is a tourist attraction in the vicinity of the Mitad del Mundo monument. Depending on your perspective it is either a tourist trap or a lot of fun. We took it all with a pinch of salt and thoroughly enjoyed our visit, but whether it lives up to the grand claim made on its website of being “an educational centre of culture and promotion of...

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  • La Mitad del Mundo

    San Antonio Things to Do

    La Mitad del Mundo means the middle of the world. This is the place where an European expedition made measurements in 1736 and stated that this is where the equator is. The expedition was lead by the Frenchman Charles-Marie de La Condamine and during his expedition it was also proved that the world bulges near the equator. At La Mitad del Mundo the...

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Chaupi

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  • a bit spooky but

    Chaupi Favorites

    We unpacked our sleeping bags and grabbed a bunk even though all were obviously available. I set off to find some water but the nearby stream described in our hiking guide was nowhere to be found and I soon discovered a huge container of water next to the toilet. It was there to refill and flush the primitive commode. It didn’t look so great but...

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  • Mountains are wonderful and...

    Chaupi Favorites

    Mountains are wonderful and unpredictable things. Weather is another thing we have little control of. Put the two together and you have a recipe for profound disappointment or delight depending on how lucky you are. Having been exceptionally lucky in Cotopaxi National Park just a few days prior to making an attempt on Ilinizas Norte, I had said to...

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  • local buses

    Chaupi Transportation

    Chaupi is a very small village off the Pan American Highway. To get there from Quito, catch a local bus to Machachi and from there another one to El Chaupi. Each one should be around 75 cents. It was quite easy to make the switch. In fact, we had to run to get it as it was pulling out as we arrived! This is the same bus to Hosteria Papagayo which...

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