I highly recommend visiting the teleferiqo!
It is very close to old town and reachable by bus, just ask the locals and the bus will drop you off across the street from where the free shuttle to take you up hill.
Entrance is $8.50 for foreigners and it takes 18mins of glorious views of Quito to get all the way up.
There is a nice trail along, the whole hike takes 5hours but with an hour walk you get to see amazing views of you are not up for the whole thing! Don’t be disappointed if when you get up is completely foggy, start the walk and hopefully it will soon clear enough for better visibility!
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