Tips & Tricks
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 […]
Tren Crucero – this train service is a unique way to see the Ecuadorean countryside, as well as going to other parts of this small but geographically challenging nation. From the Chimbacalle station, south of Quito, you can pick the tour you want to take, between Quito, Latacunga, Machachi, and Boliche, with prices that range […]
Teatro Sucre (Calle Manabí N8-131, entre Guayaquil y Juan José Flores, Quito) — this is the first theater of Quito, and one of the most renowned in all of Ecuador. Built in the late nineteenth century, between 1879 and 1887, the name was meant to honor the Mariscal de Ayachucho, Antonio Jose de Sucre. Serving […]
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 […]
Parque Nacional Cajas (near Cuenca) – located from 30 km. west of Cuenca, consisting of 2,854 km. of mountainous Andean grasslands (known locally as páramos). This park literally has hundreds of lakes that exist in stark contrast to the scruffy-like countryside. The park’s biodiversity (with its variety of plants and animals) is another natural attraction […]
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).