It is the capital of Ecuador. It is located in the volcano Pichincha. It possesses the best preserved historical center of the world, in the middle of mountainous landscapes, being the highest second capital, after La Paz, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Also, it possesses other tourist attractions as natural areas, as the hill El Panecillo, the cable railway, which allows admiring the beautiful landscape, the zoo, and Tumbaco's valleys and Chillos’ valleys. For being a city surrounded by mountains, located in what is known as the "Avenue of the Volcanoes", where several sports can be realized as ascent, trekking, biking, and rafting in the Quijos River.
Quito possesses attractive shopping centers, as the popular and handicraft markets, with products of the zone, besides art galleries and restaurant with the local gastronomy.
This city is known as city of lights and the culture, for possessing a varied night-life, excellent restaurants, and events to enjoy of the locality located in the middle of the world.
Attractions: Natural areas, mountains, architecture, archaeology, handicraft, stores, flora, fauna, museums, rivers, zoo.
Activities: Cultural tours, climbing, trekking, biking, recreational activities, photography, excursions, hiking.
How to get there: All year long.
When to go: Airway, to Mariscal Sucre International Airport. By land, through highways. Also, by trolleybus or Ecovía.
Services: Accommodations, food, transportation, tourism services.
Surroundings: Otavalo, Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua.