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The teleferico is a must on a visit to Quito. The views are amazing on clear days. Great hiking up to Rucu Pichincha. About 200-300 meters from the Teleferico station, there is a swing, with great views and picture opportunities!
I visited several high points in Quito during my days there, and this view was the most indispensable. The elevation will make you lightheaded after about 45 minutes, but that’s plenty of time to snap a few photos, go for a quick walk to visit...More
I'm usually not into activities such as this. But the view is really pretty, and there's some great hiking trails at the top. Get there early (we got there around 8:30am) because when we came down around 11:30, there was a line outside the building....More
$8.50 and an 18 minute ride up.
Standard gondola seating 6 people.
It was cloudy at top but killer views until we reached the clouds.
Even with clouds at top, it’s worth it.
Strange the buildings seem kinda beat and old compared to the mountain
I don't know of anywhere else where you can get up to 4100 meters altitude as easily as with the Quito teleferico. It was a great way to experience the effects of altitude (no serious sickness for any in our group, luckily) and to enjoy...More
On our trip to Quito last month, we took the world's highest cable car ride twice in one week. Yes we loved it so much! The Ride is cool of course but the hiking trails at the top are surreal. Depending on your fitness level,...More
An easy taxi trip up from the city ($8.00) and reasonable fee ($8.50) for the approx 20-min gondola ride to the top gets you the most amazing views of all of Quito and the volcanic ranges around it. There were some high clouds when we...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.