Drive north to visit "El mirador de Guápulo" (view point), from where you can admire its church and Quito's nearby valleys. Head south towards Quito's colonial center - one of the world's cultural heritage sites, where you can see many historical buildings; including churches, museums and monuments. From here, continue to El Panecillo - the small, rounded hill which dominates the old town. From its summit you'll be able to see marvelous views of the whole city stretching out below, as well as magnificent views of the surrounding volcanoes.
Cross the city, driving to the base of Pinchincha Volcano, where you'll board the aerial tram, which will take you to the top of the volcano, overlooking Quito and the entire valley. Spend the early afternoon walking through the volcanic highlands with your guide.
This tour is approximately 5 hours.
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This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. But Adventure Life made things so easy! All our questions were answered before we left, and our guide, Vidal, was amazing! He gave us enough space to explore without rushing us along. He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.