Teleferico Quito Tours

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Ringed by mountains, Quito has no shortage of viewpoints, but the ultimate view of the Ecuadorian capital has to be from the peak of the Pichincha Volcano, reached by the Teleferico Quito. Opened in 2005, the gondola lift runs up the east side of the still-active volcano, reaching a height of 3,945 meters, which makes it South America’s highest aerial lift. The dramatic ascent, which takes around 10 minutes, offers impressive views over the city and surrounding mountain valleys, but the best lookout point is on arrival, from the top of the Cruz Loma plateau.

As well as riding the Teleferico, visitors can follow a number of marked hiking trails, enjoy a horseback riding excursion or dine at one of the mountaintop restaurants and cafés, while the Vulqano Park amusement park, located at the foot of the mountain, makes a popular distraction for younger members of the family. 

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The Teleferico Quito runs up the east side of the Pichincha Volcano, just west of downtown Quito and is Monday to Friday from 9am-6pm, weekends from 9am-8pm. Adult admission costs $8.50.
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Address: Quito, Ecuador
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Admission: Adults: $8.50
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Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Mitad del Mundo

Get a sense for the architecture, history and culture of Quito during this 9-hour trip visiting the city’s top sights. Start with an exploration of the historic city center of this Ecuadorian capital, visiting its main Basilica, Independence Plaza and many more colonial-era sites. Then take a trip aboard the Teleférico to a peak more than 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) above the city for sublime views, finishing your day at ‘Mitad del Mundo,’ a monument marking where the earth’s equator splits the world into north and south. This Quito city trip includes entrance fees at select attractions, a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$118.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$118.00 USD

Half Day Tour Old District Quito

Immerse yourself in Quito’s colonial past during this 4-hour tour of the city’s Old District and major historic sights. Explore the top attractions of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, including the churches of San Francisco and La Compañía, its main Basilica, Independence Plaza and government palace. You’ll also enjoy postcard-worthy views of the city from Panecillo Hill and learn about Quito’s history, food and culture from your guide. This half-day tour of Quito also covers entrance fees at La Compañía and San Francisco church and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$62.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Transport to Middle of the World, Intiñan Museum and Teleferico

Traveling between Quito and the dispersed monuments that surround it can often be a hassle. Eliminate the stress of public transport with an organized ride between the Middle of the World Monument (La Mitad del Mundo), Intinan Museum, and  Teleférico Quito, South America’s highest aerial lift. Watch the sunset from Teleférico Quito, where the tour concludes. Please note, entrance fees are not included.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$12.50 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Half Day Quito City Tour

Enjoy the best of Quito on this 3-hour guided sightseeing tour. Navigate the narrow city streets that wind through colonial and contemporary Quito. Make stops at Independence Plaza and the Presidential Palace. Check out the impressive views from one of the world’s highest capital cities and gain insider knowledge about the culture and history of this Ecuadorian city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$15.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Quito City Sightseeing Tour Including Teleférico Cable Car Ride and Volcano Hike

Experience the history, culture, architecture and natural beauty of Quito on this memorable tour of Ecuador's capital city. Follow your expert guide through city streets and journey across the skies in South America's highest gondola. Explore a volcano on foot during a three-hour hike and make the most of your time in this incredible city!
  • Duration: 8 days
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$128.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 days
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Quito Old Town Tour with Gondola Ride and Visit to the Equator

This popular private tour hits all of Quito's top attractions. Follow your expert local guide through the capital city's historic district, stand on the equator and ride on the highest gondola in South America. This full-day experience is perfect for travelers who want to gain insight and understanding into the history and culture of Quito.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Horse Ride Pichincha Volcano Tour

Spend an entire day exploring the city of Quito with an expert guide. Learn about local cultures and traditions as you make your way through scenic landscapes and urban streets. Visit Teleferico and relax on a picturesque horseback ride to Pichincha Volcano, where you'll find incredible views of Quito.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$165.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Quito City Tour Including Teleférico

Combine a city tour of downtown Quito with a ride on the Teleférico on this 6-hour experience. Get panoramic views of the area around Quito from the cable car and learn about the city's history through visits to the historic center's squares, churches, and significant buildings. Round-trip transportation from select Quito hotels included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$99.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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8 Day Quito City & Galápagos Islands Land Tour

This 8-day  program you will experience the highlights of Quito, Capital of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. you can choose from Standard to Luxury class hotels.  Transportation, accommodation in double or single rooms, some meals included (Ecuadorian menu), and a bilingual naturalist guide, who will accompany you during the tours. If you are a single traveler it is possible to join the group tour and to stay in a private room upon a single charge. The highlights of this program are: Quito City Colonial District, Mitad del Mundo and Teleférico, Santa Cruz, (El Chato, Charles Darwin) San Cristobal ( Isla Lobos) Española and  uninhabited island
  • Duration: 8 days
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$2,348.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 days
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15 Days Classic Highlights Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

This 15-day tour of Ecuador lets you hit the country's essential sights as well as get off the beaten track without planning a thing. Visit highlights in each of Ecuador's diverse regions: the Amazon, the Andes, and the Galapagos—all activities, meals, transportation, and accommodation are included as described in the itinerary to ensure a great trip.
  • Duration: 14 days
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$3,038.00 USD
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  • Duration: 14 days
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