5 Quito weekend trips

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5 Quito weekend trips

5 Quito weekend trips

Quito, capital of Ecuador, is a vibrant city. Quito’s tourist attractions are very varied and wide, since there are activities designed for everyone. In this blog post, we want to introduce you to some of the activities you can do over the weekend at “La Carita de Dios” (Little Face of God), declared as Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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Quito City Tour

Enjoy at 5 meters high the main attractions of the largest Historic Center in Latin America. At this height you will have a different perspective of the squares, theaters, churches, museums, and other buildings of the colonial and modern city. Do not miss the opportunity to tour the north and the Historical Center of the city, on a hop on-hop off system at any of our 11 established stops. In addition, you will be accompanied by a tour guide, who will make this experience even more interesting. Look at Quito in a different way, do not miss the occasion to make the Quito City Tour in company of family and friends. You’ll love it!

We invite to read the complete article about the best things to do in Quito (by a local).

Quito at Night

The Historical Center of Quito acquires a different atmosphere during the night as the lighting gives it a magical and unique air. Quito Tour Bus offers you Quito at Night, a tour in which you will comfortably enjoy the illuminated city and visit “La Ronda” for one hour. “La Ronda” is one of the oldest streets in the city, which was been home for several poets, artists, musicians, painters, among others. Enjoy the nightlife that this traditional street offers, the delicious typical dishes, and the wonderful canelazos, typical local drink. Do not miss Quito at Night, it will be an experience you will recommend!

Middle of the World

Marvel at the monument of the Middle of the World, and with the possibility of placing one foot in each hemisphere. Middle of the World Touristic Complex is located at the north of the city, and it is a great place for lovers of epic and memorable photographs. You will not find another place in the world like this one. Also, if you visit the Middle of the World on weekends you could enjoy the various artistic presentations that are shown there. If you decide to take the Equator Line Tour you will also go to Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve where you will see the viewpoint of the inhabited crater of an active volcano.


Do not forget to go to TeleferiQo in Cruz Loma and enjoy a wonderful view of the city. At the end of the TeleferiQo route you will be at 4,000 metres above sea level. If you are a mountain lover, not prone to altitude sickness, and if you have physical conditions and adequate clothing, you could climb the Ruco Pichincha. This is a wonderful elevation of 4698 metres above sea level. From that point the view will be even more spectacular, as you will see the north and south of the city in all its splendor, and the mystic Guagua Pichincha.

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Guangüiltagua Metropolitan Park

Visit the Guangüiltagua Metropolitan Park, the largest park in the city which has 560 hectares. This wonderful place has areas where you can walk for hours. It is an ideal place to get away from the noise of the city and breathe fresh and pure air. In this park you can ride a bicycle, take pictures, have a picnic, camp, among many other activities. The forest of the park offers the possibility of seeing several species of native plants.

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