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Quito City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off
"Take the city tour in Quito at your own pace while setting your own schedule with the system hop-on hop-off aboard the Quito Tour Bus. The double decker bus will allow you to see the tourist attractions of the north and center of the city and allow y restaurants and cafes. It is the principle area for entertainment in this zone. Continuing the journey at stop No.4 El Ejido - Craft Market where you will be able to find in a few blocks a colorful shopping experience which offers a great variety of crafts and s in close proximity you can visit the National Museum of Culture which exhibits Ecuadorian art from all its history. We continue to stop No.5 at the Contemporary Art Center where you can enjoy visual and digital art as well as other artistic expressio within a few short steps you can visit the government palace and the oldest cathedral in South America dating from the sixteenth century. The last stop No. 11 is at García Moreno Park located in front of the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church."""Enjoy a city tour of Quito at your own pace on board the Hop-on Hop-off. This is a great alternative to get to know the attractions of the north and center of the city though a system of hop-on hop-off which will allow you to jump off and on at any of the
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Quito Market Tour and Pichincha Cable Car Ride
"Go off the beaten path and discover the sights sounds and smells of the real Ecuadorian capital on this Quito markets tour.First we head for the foothills of towering Pichincha on the western edge of the city. Ride the cable car to the top to take in the unparalleled views from a staggering 4100 meters above sea level. Explore the ecological trail that snakes along the mountain ridge taking in different views of the city below. Visit the world’s highest Catholic chapel perched at a staggering 4150 meters
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Quito City Sightseeing Tour Including Teleférico Cable Car Ride and Volcano Hike
Quito City Sightseeing Tour Including Teleférico Cable Car Ride and Volcano Hike"Departing from your Quito hotel you'll embark on a journey that lets you discover some of Quito's top attractions. First visit Panecillo Hill which allows for panoramic views of the city. Don't forget to bring your camera! The tour will then continue on to the Basilica Church and to the “San Juan Mirador” from where you'll have a beautiful sight of Quito's colonial center. Stroll through the colonial streets and get a glimpse at the old city's top attractions including Independence Plaza the Cathedral and the Government’s Palace. You'll also visit La Ronda Street The Company Church
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More Local Customs in Ecuador

SHEEP HEAD SOUP IS NOT FOR ME

At some markets in Ecuador i saw stalls full of sheep heads that were for sale. I am told that sheep head soup is one of the favorite local meals here and you can even buy the soup at the market if...
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davidjo
Jan 09, 2016

El Ultimo Hielero – The Last Ice Merchant

Twice a week Baltazar from the village Cuarto Esquinas walk up the slopes of Chimborazo with his donkeys, to the glacier. There he cuts large blocks of ice from the glacier. Each block weighs around...
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MalenaN
Dec 29, 2014

Paseo del Chagra, Machachi

Machachi is a town about 35 km south of Quito. It is situated on the west side of Panamericana, at an altitude of 2950 metres (so it can be quite chilly). It is a medium sized town with 12 500...
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MalenaN
Oct 18, 2013

Chocolate

Ecuador is a large producer of cacao, but much of the cacao is sold to big companies in other countries. However, there is also production of high quality chocolate within the country from...
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MalenaN
May 18, 2013

Inti Raymi celebrations

The Inti Raymi festival is a festival celebrating the summer solstice and harvest. It is especially celebrated in the northern highlands and I had hoped to see some celebrations while I visited Quito...
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MalenaN
May 15, 2013

Typical foods

I had read quite a lot about Ecuadorean cuisine and was keen to try some of the local delicacies. Luckily we found that most restaurants served the traditional cuisine, even if they had a few...
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toonsarah
Jan 27, 2013
 
 
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Club or Pilsner?

Ecuadoreans are far more likely to drink beer with a meal than wine, and although they do produce a little of the latter we never saw any in any of the restaurants we visited – only Argentinean and...
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toonsarah
Jan 27, 2013

Helado de Paila

Helado de Paila is a particular sort of ice cream made in the north of Ecuador. It is made not through churning, as is usual, but instead prepared in a wide metal pan (a bit like a wok) which the ice...
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toonsarah
Jan 01, 2013

Día de los Muertos

The Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is commemorated in Ecuador as in many South and Central American countries, although not to the same extent as in Mexico perhaps. Its observance is strongest...
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toonsarah
Jan 01, 2013

Traditional dances on Plaza Grande, Quito

One Saturday night in Quito, after dinner, I saw there was a lot of people on Plaza Grande. Someone told me there was going to be a performance below the cathedral so I also went there to have a look....
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MalenaN
Jun 02, 2012

Tigua paintings

People around Tigua have painted drums and masks used at festivals for many generations, but it was not until the 1970s that they started to make paintings to sell. It all started when a foreigner was...
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MalenaN
Nov 29, 2011

Cuy - a local specialty

Forget the concept that guinea pigs are PETS, here in Ecuador they are FOOD. A specialty, as you will see on the price tag as "cuy" (as they are called here) are a rather more expensive treat for...
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MichaelFalk1969
Aug 17, 2011

Kiss on the Cheek

When you meet someone new or see someone you haven't seen in a while, a quick kiss on the left cheek is common. You don't even really have to kiss the person, just put your cheeks close together and...
mah224
Jul 28, 2009

Definitely Try the Fruit

There is a wondrous diversity of fruits in Ecuador, much like everything there. These are fruits that you have most likely never seen or tried before, and they don't taste like anything you've had....
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HasTowelWillTravel
May 26, 2008

Popular Cities in Ecuador

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Quito

Provincia de Pichincha
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Cuenca

Provincia del Azuay
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Guayaquil

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Baños

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Otavalo

Provincia de Imbabura
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Montañita

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Top Hotels in Ecuador

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San Jose de Magdalena, El Chontal
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Avenida Naciones Unidas y Republica de el Salvador, Quito, Ecuador
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Calle Larga 6-93 y Presidente Borrero, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Av. de las Amazonas, Banos, 2000, Ecuador
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Avenida 9 de Octubre y García Moreno, P.O. Box 09-01-9636, Guayaquil, 0, Ecuador
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Km 12, via a Baltra, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Top Things to Do in Ecuador

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El Panecillo - La Virgen de Quito

El Panecillo is quite close to the city center so easy to get to. Don't go walking though! That's not so safe. The most special thing about going up here for me is that I finally had a good overview...
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Old Town

When the guide said that this is a school building I can't hardly believe due to its unique structure and is part of the heritage of the city of Cuenca. This is the biggest building of Cuenca she...
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Malecon 2000

By the time we reach the food court is almost dark, we have spend about 4 hours in the area I can't' believe we spent too long, we didn't noticed the time because there are so much to see around, and...
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Biking down the Avenue of the Waterfalls

I rented my bike from Aventure Equatorland and they had bikes for rent for $5, $7 or $10 per day (July 2011). I chose one for $10 dollars because they were best and I was going to be away for the...
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Otavalo market - souvenirs

Another beautifully goods to find in Otavalo market is the impressive display of blankets, rugs, wall decorations, table cloth and so on in amazing designs and colors. Prices are not display, but...
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On the beach

Walking on the beach ...I took off my shoes to feel the invigorating touch of ..Mother Earth, especially when the ground underneath was carpeted with that invitingly soft white sand! The waves...
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"Ecuador"
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"A trip in Ecuador with Maillekeul"
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"The land that lies in the middle of the world ..."
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"Ecuador, first step - Equateur, la premiere etape"
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"Ecuador-the country of four seasons!"
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