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Teleferico Quito
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.
Address: Quito, Ecuador
Admission: Adults: $8.50
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Quito TeleferiQo Cable Car Private Tour

The cable car has become one of the main attractions of Quito since it opened its doors in 2005. The cable car is an excellent option to have a panoramic view of the Pichincha Volcano and the landscape of Quito. It starts at 2,950 meters above sea level and reaches 4,050 meters above sea level: the crest of Cruz Loma, next to the Pichincha volcano.It has 18 cars, which will go up the mountain range for 10 minutes. At 4050 meters, you will be greeted by a large scenic landscape. The páramo of the Pichincha volcano, at the top of Cruz Loma, offers a spectacular view of the entire city of Quito. If the climate favors you can see some major elevations of the Andes mountain range such as the Cayambe, the Antisana, the Cotopaxi, the Pasochoa, the Rumiñahui. Besides the beautiful view offered, here is the Andean landscape, the cold wilderness with almost straight, flat road to the summit of Rucu Pichincha, Pichincha most visible elevation from Quito.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Attraction Tickets

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Private Tour to Ruco Pichincha & Teleferico

This is one of the excursions that you will have the opportunity to change landscapes , views , wheather within 1 hour , from 2800 mts up to 4784 mts .it is a fantastic way of enjoying the Andean Parks and admire the mountains without going far from Quito City.This is the best place palce for pictures above Quito.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Walking Tours

Full Day 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.
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

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.
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Half-day Tours

Mitad del Mundo Tour and Quito´s Teleférico

Journey to the 'Middle of the World' on this memorable tour that stops at the Pululahua Crater, Intinan Museum, and more. You'll learn about local customs and traditions from a friendly guide and capture panoramic city views of stunning Quito from atop Teleferico.
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Sightseeing Tours

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Self-Guided Scooter Tour of Quito & Mitad del Mundo

Experience Ecuador’s “Middle of the World City” on this self-guided motor scooter excursion. After a quick safety briefing, head to Mitad del Mundo—the precise location of the equatorial line—and visit the monument that divides the northern and southern hemispheres. Check out a museum that tackles the physics and folklore of the area, tour a dormant volcano in South America’s first national park, and explore other sites in and around Quito.
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Full-day Tours

Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Horse Ride in Pichincha Volcano

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.
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  • 8 hours
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Horseback Riding

Half-Day Cable Car and Horseback Tour Above Quito

Take in views of Quito and the ring of volcanoes that surround the city on this half-day guided tour. First, climb aboard a cable car and rise above the Ecuadorian city. Following that, explore by horseback the Pichincha Volcano to a height of 15,000 feet (4,600 meters) and catch views of snow-capped volcanic peaks and the Andean landscape.
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  • 5 hours
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City Tours

Quito Old District 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!
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  • 8 hours
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

Cable Car and Quito Private City Tour

After your guide collects you from your hotel, set off an adventure around the city.  First, ascend to Quito’s famous viewpoint in a cable car. From 4,100 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level, you’ll see the city in all its splendor. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the historic center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Sight and stop to visit major attractions like the Presidential Palace, La Ronda, and the Cathedral.
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Cultural Tours

Quito City Tour Including Teleférico Experience

Combine a city tour of downtown Quito with a ride on the teleférico during 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.
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City Tour en Quito - Panecillo, Teleférico y Mitad del Mundo!

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  • 3 days
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8 Day Quito City Sightseeing Trip & Galápagos Islands

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Cultural Tours

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Quito City Tour & Teleferico Cable Car Private

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  • 6 hours

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12 Day Galápagos Islands & Machu Picchu Experience

History & Culture – Galapagos Islands – Inca´s RuinsThis 12  day adventure package allows you to explore a great variety of landscapes in Ecuador and Perú as well as nature and cultural highlights, which you will be able to observe on this fully guided tour. From the capital Quito, which was one of the first cities declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, you will go to Lima, the City of the Kings, Cuzco, Machu Pichu and its Sacred Valley to admire the inca´s ruins and history. This is a great chance to see the main of Ecuador and Perú Highlights.
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  • 12 days
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Multi-day Tours

9 Day Trip in the Andes including Upper Amazon Basin Discover

This 9 day adventure package brings you from the highest snow caped active volcano Cotopaxi into the Jungle of the Tena Area. Experience the indigenous life on the Otavalo market and wander around in the Cotopaxi National Park. Challenge yourself with the steep hike up from the Quilotoa Lagoon and enjoy yourself in the tranquil town of Baños de Agua Santa. Stay two nights in the mysterious Ecuadorian rain forest. Admire the animals in their habitat. For a quick change stop at the Termas de Papallacta and enjoy Spa treatments or walk around the natural reserves in the area
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  • 3 days
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Quito - Middle of the world - Teleferico and Mindo in 3 days

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