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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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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour
"Explore the historic district of Quito and enjoy authentic Ecuadorian foods on this full-day tour! Begin your adventure on the cobblestone streets of Old Town Quito with your expert guide. Browse the central market where you'll see a variety of goods including roses exotic fruits and local vegetables.Then follow your guide to the heart of Old Town -- Independence Plaza. Walk around the plaza while admiring the impressive Independence Monument the Archbishop's Palace and the Government Palace. Learn about the significance of these buildings from your guide as you walk through the plaza.Next stop for lunch at a traditional Ecuadorian restaurant. From there head to the Monastery of San Francisco. This large
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Otavalo Day Trip from Quito: Craft Market and Parque Condor
"Meet your guide at a central meeting point in Quito and begin the 2-hour drive through the highlands of Imbabura province in northern Ecuador. Learn about its capital Otavalo and the resident Otavaleños a prosperous indigenous group. You’ll make stops at a number of sites just outside of Otavalo before concluding your experience at the town's sprawling handicraft market.Stretch your legs at San Pablo Lake (Lago San Pablo) which sits at the base of the dormant Imbabura Volcano at an elevation of 8000 feet (2
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Crime - use common sense

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...
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Altitude

Quito is located at 9,350 feet, the highest official capital in the world (Sucre is listed as the official capital of Bolivia, not La Paz which has a higher altitude than Quito) . If you find yourself...
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Taxis in Ecuador

Taxis can be dangerous in Ecuador. Guayaquil has the worst reputation. My dentist was kidnapped there. I don't know how much they got, but he closed his practice there and moved to Cuenca. I know of a...
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Moment of Truth

What really made my day was a tragedy with a comical tint to it. While staying at the favourite cafe at the” foothills” of the monstrous convent, suddenly a crowd gathered at an ambulance and police...
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Demonstrations and Protests

After the election of Rafael Correa as President of the Republic in 2007, Ecuador’s politics took a sharp swerve to the left, as the country realigned itself with ALBA (Alianza bolivariana para los...
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Backpacker information Lunch at SAE, Sept.3rd

The South American Explorers Club is hosting a backpacker's information lunch on September 3rd from 11am to 3pm.. A member of the British Embassy and the staff and volunteers of SAE will be on hand...
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Basilica steps

When you visit the Basilica del Voto Nacional in the Old Town, it's incredibly fun and rewarding to climb the towers and to see the spectacular views from here, but be careful with the steps and lack...
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Hiking the summit of Pichincha

In the past three months, there has been a dramatic increase in assaults on people hiking from the Teleferico to the summit of Pichincha volcano. Women, men, people traveling alone, and people...
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Volcanoes and earthquakes

Quito is surrounded by eight volcanoes: Cotopaxi (pictured at 5897 m. 19342 feet), Antisana, Sincholagua and Cayambe to the east; Illiniza, Atacazo, Pinchincha and Pululahua to the west. The most...
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Know your buses

There are many different types of city buses in Quito. I found that out the hard way. I went into the city on a metro bus from the Ofelia station. Because it was one of those long buses, I thought it...
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Bad roads

I have been to many states and countries with bad roads, but some of those around Quito have to be the worst. Potholes big enough to lose a small child in and road construction can appear with little...
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Fog

My first experience in Quito was the foggy drive from the airport along the winding roads through the hills through to Cumbayá. I want to make it clear that, while fog is common at night, it doesn't...
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Rotten drivers

Save your hate mail on this one. It is my observation that many of the folks in Quito don't know how to drive. They take traffic lights as suggestions, they rarely signal, they never look where...
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Steep hills

Quito is a city of hills and valleys. Be careful whether you walk or drive. The streets are very narrow and cars often drive too fast for safety. If you walk, make sure you are in shape to make the...
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Avenida Naciones Unidas y Republica de el Salvador, Quito, Ecuador
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Av. Orellana 1172 y Amazonas, Quito, Ecuador
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Avenida Amazonas 110 y Patria, Quito, Ecuador
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Calle Garci­a Moreno N6-52, Entre Meji­a y Olmedo, Quito, Ecuador
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12 de Octubre Ave. and Cordero 444 St, Quito, Ecuador
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Av 12 de Octubre 1820 y Luis Cordero, Casilla 17-21-565, Quito, 1721565, Ecuador
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Top Things to Do in Quito

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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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Mitad del Mundo

Although a only short distance from Quito, it is very arid here. Be sure to bring sunglasses and sunscreen. The admission price is higher than others have reported: $3. There is an ethnologic...
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Local Markets

It worth a stop by the central market and have an idea of the daily life. Downtown Quito and close to the main historic sites, I thing this is always a nice way to really know a place is to be going...
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Plaza Grande - Plaza de la Independencia

I'm not surprised that each city has more different public parks than usual, Quito has a few and this is just a smaller park in the middle of the center in the old town, this is typical of Latin...
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La Compania de Jesus

We haven't particularly searching of it, wandering in old town I focused on monuments and buildings, as I mentioned earlier that the Old Town of Quito has rich of beautiful buildings. Such as any of...
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Basílica del Voto Nacional

First thing I saw when we drove in the old town is this beautiful church lies on top of hills. While we stop on a traffic light I said to taxi driver we'll get off here, he said to us we're not in...
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"Quito - Capital of Ecuador"
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"b1bob does Quito big time"
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"A city among volcanoes"
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"Thinking of South American Cities? Think Quito"
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