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“gondola ride”(38 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-222-2996
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a day in Quito so decided to use the cable car up to the top of Volcano Pichincha. It was a $5 taxi ride from the city centre and the cable cars ran smoothly, with the queue moving quickly. Amazing views all the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank happysloth
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

$8 will get a 20 minute cable car ride up to around 15000 feet ASL looking over Quito. The views are breathtaking (literally) - the air is quite thin up there so don’t be surprised if walking etc makes you breathless. There are a couple...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MarkA486
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you have the chance to go up on this cable car, GO! The view of the city is breathtaking. Take a coat and drink plenty of water before hand. Expect to wait in line to go back to the bottom. Explore the top. Find...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 19haan
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Teleferico is a hit and miss affair, sometimes too cloudy to see much - and it's high! Most of our party was affected by altitude sickness to a greater or lesser degree, but we were very glad to have made it up to have...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 52phantom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not planned on riding the gondola but since we were stranded in Quito for a couple of days decided to go. We used uber one way and a taxi back, from the airport area the cost was about $30 one way. View is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 327sandy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to pick the right day to go up the Teleferico in Quito. A clear day is a must or you will find it a waste of time and money. It is also cold at the saddle and if you are planning the summit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view over the city from the top is incredible! Go early in the morning, take warm clothes, and avoid weekends when the locals go up.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rich_betsy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our trip up the mountain and the views from up top. There are some paths you can wander on and even a swing. We took a taxi from old town and had no problem finding one to return. Best to go in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Colleen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of decided to visit the cable car ride at Teleferico in Quito. It’s located approximately 15 mins from our hotel, the Marriott. The ride up in the enclosed car was smooth and quiet. When we reached the top there several areas to view the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank flgatorsgal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quito is really interesting in that it is a long, narrow city build over many hills. To get an idea of the geography, an aerial view from the cable car is ideal. We got a taxi to the base station and there was hardly any...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Bryan P
18 September 2018|
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Response from cathrinej890 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There were many kids who took the Teleferico. So I think your daughter can do it, just take it slow.
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Bullet S
13 March 2018|
Response from tangod10 | Reviewed this property |
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
15 December 2017|
Response from globetrottingYankee | Reviewed this property |
They should be operating Christmas Eve, like any business in EC. If you’re staying in a hotel in the old town, ask the concierge.