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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Quinche

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Nanegal

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Tulipe

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San Antonio

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Puerto Quito

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Nanegalito

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Tabacundo

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Maquifucuna

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Hacienda Picalquí

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Quito

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  • Colonial Quito

    Quito Things to Do

    In the corner of Rocafuerte and García Moreno, next to Arco de la Reina, is the Iglesia and Monasterio de Carmen Alto. The convent was founded already in 1653 and it is built where Santa Mariana de Jesús, the first Catholic saint of Ecuador, lived between 1618 – 1645. The Carmelite nuns makes sweets like cockies and chocolate and it is sold from a...

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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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  • There is more than La Foch!

    Quito Nightlife

    The most famous area to go have a drink a to party is La Foch/La Mariscal. This is also the place where most tourists go, but it is not the only place! There are a lot of cool small bars to have a beer or a canelazo or even to do a dance. Here are some examples: Boca Abierta - An alternative place where there's sometimes live music. It's a nice...

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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

    Satisfaction: Poor

    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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  • From Hacienda Los Mortiños via Machachi...

    Machachi Transportation

    I had booked transport from Hacienda Los Mortiños for 9am. The driver arrived shortly after that. Along the way to Machachi the driver asked if I wanted to stop and have a look at the place where they make Tesalia water, but I felt I rather go on so that I didn’t arrive in Urbina too late. From Hacienda Los Mortiños to the Panamericana in Machachi...

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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

  • 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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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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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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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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Tabacundo

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    by metteks Written Jul 14, 2006

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    The pyramids of Cochasqui are around 10 km away.

    Cochasqui was built by the Cara Indians before the inca conquest and have been forgotten untill recently. The area was declared a national archaeological site in 1977 and currently the excavations have begun.

    In Cochasqui there are 15 low, truncated grasscovered pyramids. Some of them are almost 100 meters long.

    There are also some life-size houses modeled after indigenous arcitectural style, built using the ancient methods (no nails ect). Inside there are indigenous furnishings and cooking utentils and guinea pigs run around the houses (a traditional delicacy).

    Outside there are a garden with andean plants used for food, medicine and cerimonial purposes.

    You will also find alpacas grassing the areas.

    Great view from the pyramids
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    • Archeology
    • Budget Travel
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Maquifucuna

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  • Flying Hummingbirds

    Maquifucuna Things to Do

    It was great to sit at the dining terrace and observe the many hummingbirds which came here to feed themselves at the feeding troughs.It was great to see how fast they moved their wings, in order to hang still while flying, and like this they were eating (or drinking).You can see that it was not so easy to make a sharp picture on these...

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  • Hummingbirds

    Maquifucuna Things to Do

    At the dining area, at the first floor of the Maquipucuna lodge there were two feeding troughs. What the contents was, I do not know. Maybe water with sugar. Anyway it was something the hummingbirds really liked.It was great to see the hummingbirds come so closely. But as they move their wings so fast in order to hang still while flying, it is not...

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  • Beautiful flowers

    Maquifucuna Things to Do

    During our walks in the Maquipucuna Biological Reserve we did see lots of beautiful blooming flowers,It was a great sight, also because the rest of the nature was very green.And with the help of a local guide we learned a lot on the unique ecosystem of the Cloud forest. Of course it was a great advantage of speaking some Spanish, as the local guide...

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