Tips & Tricks
Cotopaxi (near Quito) – located just 50 km. south of Quito, this is the second-highest mountain peak in Ecuador, which happens to be an active snow-capped volcano. There is a national park surrounding this volcano, with Cotopaxi being part of a chain of volcanoes known as the “Paficic Ring of Fire”. A number of expedition […]
Plaza Foch (Plaza Quinde, La Mariscal, Quito) — the heart of Quito’s La Mariscal district is located in the Plaza Quinde and is called the Plaza Foch by locals. You will find it at the intersection of Marshal Foch and Reina Victoria streets. Bars, restaurants and cafes all have a party atmosphere and bring out […]
Galapagos Islands – considered a province of Ecuador, these islands (located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador) are one of the most-visited sites in Ecuador due to its ecological wonders. These islands, born from volcanoes erupting violently out of the sea, has animal and plant life that is unique from much of the world […]
Palacio Arzobispal (Av. Chile e/Venezuela, Quito) – this was the former seat of Quito’s archbishop. Nowadays, this huge building has restaurants, shops and cafes (which can be found around a fountain courtyard).
TelefériQo (Quito) – located at the west end of Quito, the TelefériQo (consisting of a network of enclosed gondolas) takes visitors 2.5 km up the slopes of Volcán Pichincha to the top of Cruz Loma. From there, visitors can get spectacular views of the city and mountain areas (assuming it’s a clear, sunny day). Price: […]
Tena (Napo province) – located 2 ½ hours via car southeast of Quito, eco-tourists interested in exploring Ecuador’s Amazonian regions often launch their expeditions from here. Tena has reached near legendary status with whitewater enthusiasts and boasts the best rafting and kayaking in Ecuador and, some say, the world. The jungle rivers on the Amazon […]