Quito Travelers Recommend

Day Trips from Quito

By Viator, May 2016

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Perched on the cusp of the northern hemisphere, against a backdrop of the dramatic Andes, Quito?s unique setting makes it the perfect launch pad for exploring the varied Ecuadorian countryside. ...  Read more

3 Days in Quito: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 122 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Nestled in a valley flanked by volcanoes and the snow-capped Andes, Quito isn?t shy about its scenery. In fact, it?s world-renowned for its beautiful location, climate and culture, thanks to its ...  Read more

Day of the Dead

By Viator, January 2014

It might be traditionally known as a Mexican festival, but the Day of the Dead is also an important celebration throughout many South and Central American countries, including Ecuador where it?s ...  Read more

Inca Civilization

By Viator, June 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 139 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Inca originated in neighboring Peru, invading Ecuador in 1460, constructing massively fortified cities and introducing Quechua, the language still spoken today by indigenous Ecuadorians. The ...  Read more

Things to Do in Quito

By Ernest White, December 2012

Cradled high in the Andes, in the shadow of sleeping volcano Pichincha, Quito combines historic charm and Andean culture with a unique, urbane aesthetic that enchants visitors to Ecuador?s capital ...  Read more

Otavalo Market

By Anne D, USA, October 2011

Best Market in South America: Otavalo. You?re thinking to yourself, ?wow, that is a bold statement.? To be honest, I generally try and stay away from big statements, but in this case, I believe it, ...  Read more

Carnaval in the Jungle!

By Anne D, USA, March 2011

Carnaval in Ecuador?what to do, what to do?! Wild parties at the beaches, fiestas in the mountains?or THE JUNGLE! Yes. Fair warning from the get go: if you are in Ecuador over Carnaval weekend, you ...  Read more

A Spectacular Drive Off the Beaten Path

By Anne D, USA, March 2011

I?ve been living in Ecuador now for six months, and since well before I got here I?d been hearing great things about the Quilotoa Loop in Cotopaxi Province. My boyfriend came to visit so this past ...  Read more

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