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Quito, Ecuador

Quito

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Introduction

The volcano-surrounded capital of Ecuador, Quito, is full of great bars, excellent restaurants and a wealth of museums.

At its colonial heart is the centre storico, the world's first Heritage Listed city site, a warren of steep and narrow streets full of pastel-hued houses and ornate churches.

North of the centre you'll find plenty of hotels, smart shops, and cafes in the districts of La Mariscal and La Carolina.

Quito is the second highest capital in Latin America and sits in a narrow valley at the base of the Pichincha volcano. The setting is certainly stunning.

The city is surrounded by attractive countryside perfect for excursions; there are nature reserves, thermal baths, quaint villages, mountains to climb and the equator monument.

Top itineraries in Quito

Ecuador by Train & Galapagos Island Stay

13-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £4,605 pp incl. flights

Explore some of Ecuador's most impressive landscapes aboard the award-winning Tren Crucero (Cruise Train) as you travel through the high Andes to the coastal city of Guayaquil.

Mashpi Lodge & the Galápagos Islands

12-day itinerary from £5,660 pp incl. flights

Combine the history of Quito and the unique biodiversity of the Amazon with perhaps the ultimate in wildlife-watching experiences – a luxury Galápagos cruise.

Quito, Otavalo & Galápagos Island Hopping‬‬

13-day tailor-made journey from £5,240 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made tour is a comprehensive appreciation of the Galápagos’ alien natural world, taking in its spectacular scenery and philosophy-inspiring wildlife on a range of guided excursions. You’ll also have time to explore Ecuador’s colonial heritage and indigenous culture.

Grand Tour of Ecuador & The Galapagos

17-day tailor-made journey from £7,345 pp incl. flights

Straddling the equator, mainland Ecuador boasts colonial cities, beautiful haciendas, towering volcanoes and green and steamy jungles. Combined with the incredible beauty and diversity of nature that can only be found on the Galapagos, it's a truly compelling destination.

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Top places to stay in Quito

Casa Gangotena, Ecuador

Historic hotel

Forming part of Quito's cultural inventory, Casa Gangotena is a historic hotel situated on Plaza San Francisco – Quito's main square, once home to several Inca temples.

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Quito articles

Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands

Galapagos specialist Janet Welsh recently visited the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador's capital, Quito. Read her review of both for some honest insight into the accommodation, facilities and overall experience, as well as her advice for anybody thinking about going to visit.

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