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The ride up the tram offers breathtaking vistas of the valley below, and by the time you reach the top it is quite cold and windy (we were there in the late spring). There are various vista points where you can admire the valley below...More
The location felt a little abandoned, so our group was worried we were in the wrong spot, but once we made it up the hill to the ticket counter, all was smooth. This is a fairly affordable attraction, we had a very modest wait, and...More
We were in Quito on a Sunday and read that the telefirico could be very busy so we headed up to the base for the opening time of 8am. We needn't have worried - no queue for either ascent or descent. The views were clear...More
My husband and I headed up Telefrico in the morning. I recommend doing the same as the clouds and rain start rolling in as it gets later and the lines get longer. We arrived a little after 9 am and hiked for almost 2 hours...More
It took me only 45 minutes to reach the top of the Teleferico from my hotel in Quito. A short taxi drive that cost me 3 dollars and then a magical ride to the top. Did a one hour hike before returning to the city....More
Cab from Old Town should cost no more than $5 USD and take about 10-15 mins depending on traffic.
Return trip on cable car is $8.50 USD (keep your ticket as you'll need it to come back down). Ascent is gradual enough that you can...More
This is a nice activity to do while you are in Quito, Cruz de Loma offers a good viewpoint of the city. If it is clear you could enjoy Volcano´s Avenue, in the oppossite mountain. Taking a trekking is another thing you can do, Rucu...More
Yes, you can camp there. There is no cost. There is also a refuge cabin near the top of the Guagua Pichincha which is near the crater and is an active volcano. You can see the crater usually early in the morning before the... More
Yes, you can camp there. There is no cost. There is also a refuge cabin near the top of the Guagua Pichincha which is near the crater and is an active volcano. You can see the crater usually early in the morning before the fog and clouds come in.
The cabin does have beds and some mattresses. There is also water. Bring a blanket and some matches if you want to boil water for some tea or coca leaves to help with altitude sickness. I do believe there is a small cost for spending the night if the park guide is there. I don't think it is more than 10 dollars.