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Quito 170150, Ecuador
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All reviews cable car bring a jacket amusement park gondola ride rucu pichincha hiking trail clouds roll high altitude surrounding mountains sunny day above sea level bring water views are spectacular altitude sickness warm clothes entire city worth the trip
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Reviewed yesterday

this is a nice trip up the side of the mountain. I had a little altitude headache while in Quito. Bring advil!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MamaG3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Huxflux
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank imaginetruth
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chelssjh
Reviewed 5 days ago

$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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Summerasalifestyle
Reviewed 1 week ago

a must go in quito very interesting . located very high, cheap, above you will find something to eat

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leopoldina N
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Moliis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Tapan J
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Dana G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a must do in Quito! Great peaceful place with a great view to visit and hike in family! Be careful with the altitude!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Bryan P
18 September 2018|
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Response from Cathrine J | 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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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.