Top 12 things to do in Quito (by a local)

things to do in Quito

Quito is a vibrant city that combines colonial and contemporary styles and has impressive natural landscapes. What to do in Quito when there are many activities to do? This is a frequent question among travelers who visit the capital of Ecuador. For this reason, and intending to help you plan your schedule when you arrive […]

14 Top things to do in San Cristobal Island (with map)

Things to do in San Cristobal Island Galapagos

If you want to visit the Galapagos Islands and wonder what to do on San Cristobal Island, we are here to help you. San Cristobal, also known as the “Beautiful Island” or the “Capital of Paradise”, is an iconic island of the Galapagos since the capital of the archipelago, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located at […]

How to get to Galapagos?

How to get to Galapagos Map

Many people have concerns about how to get to the Galapagos Islands from Ecuador and other places in the world. In addition, they seek to know the means of transportation to get to Galapagos, how long it takes to get to this destination, and what is the best time to visit these paradisiacal islands. In […]

Where to stay in Quito – 6 Best Areas (By a local)

Where to stay in Quito

If you have in mind to visit the capital of Ecuador, you must be wondering where the best places to stay in Quito are. Hence, from the beginning, we want to tell you a little about the geography of the city. It is divided into the following areas: North / La Carolina (residential, commercial, financial), […]

14 Handpicked things to do in Santa Cruz Island (with map)

Things to do on Santa Cruz Island Galapagos

Santa Cruz Island is considered the heart of the Galapagos Islands due to its privileged location. It has become the most populated island in the province, the archipelago’s tourist center, and the most visited of all the islands since most commercial flights from the mainland land there, while most cruises that tour the archipelago depart […]

Best time to visit Galapagos

Best time to visit Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands, considered the second largest marine reserve on the planet, were declared the National Park of Ecuador in 1959 and World Heritage by UNESCO in 1978. These paradisiacal and world-famous islands are visited every year by thousands of tourists who seek to discover unparalleled biodiversity. For this reason, we want to tell you […]

Top 12 unmissable things to do in Ecuador

Things to do in Ecuador

Ecuador is an ideal destination for tourism. In its national territory, you can find four well-defined natural regions: Coast, Sierra, Amazon, and the Galapagos Archipelago. Due to its geographical location, it is one of the countries with the most incredible diversity of flora and fauna on the planet. In addition, it is a country with […]

How to get from Quito Airport to Old Town?

Mariscal Sucre International Airport is the main gateway to Ecuador. This airport is located in Quito, specifically in the Tababela zone. It is 43 kilometers far from the Historic District (Old Town) if you take Ruta Viva; and, it is approximately 48 kilometers if you opt for the Panamerican Highway. So, the trip from the […]

TOP 30 things to do in Baños, Ecuador

Things to do in Banos Ecuador

Baños is an outstanding tourist destination in Ecuador. It’s considered the gateway to the Ecuadorian Amazon and the adventure capital of Ecuador. In Baños, you can do extreme activities, enjoy the abundant nature of the area, relax in the thermal water pools, enjoy the active nightlife, and taste the excellent local cuisine. Since you are […]

Is Mitad del Mundo worth it visiting? 7 reasons

Mitad del Mundo is one of Quito’s most visited tourist destinations in continental Ecuador. Some of you may wonder, is it worth visiting? Our answer is yes, it is worth visiting as the country takes its name from the Equator line, hence why the famous Equatorial Monument and the city of Mitad del Mundo are […]

Day trips from Quito

Being the capital of Ecuador and in a prime location in the highlands of the country, Quito is an excellent starting point for day tours. In this article, we will tell you about several day tours from Quito and how you can escape the capital. Mitad del Mundo Tour Approximately 50 minutes from Quito’s Historical […]

What to do at and how to get to El Panecillo?

que hacer en el panecillo

El Panecillo (the Breadbun) is a viewpoint from which you can appreciate the beauty of this Andean city, Quito, and the splendor of its historical center. This is what makes it a must-see destination during your visit to the city. At El Panecillo you can find a small museum inside the monument; you can get […]

Ancestral Christmas in the Middle of the World – Kapac Raymi

Equatorial Line divides Ecuador in the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. In honor of this fact, the monument to the Middle of the World was built in the country and it is located in a very large tourist complex located at the north of the city of Quito, specifically on Avenida Cordova Galarza Km. […]

New Year’s Eve in Ecuador

Each country has different ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve, however, Ecuador has practices that will surprise you. One of the most usual and distinctive rituals of the country in New Year’s Eve is to burn the “monigote”. The “monigote” is a paper mache doll that represents the negative things you want to leave in […]

7 interesting facts about Baños, Ecuador

Baños de Agua Santa, a well known adventure destination in Ecuador, is a small city that offers a variety of attractions: waterfalls, hot springs, adventure-bound activities, and more. Baños is a place that has it all and for this reason, in this article we want to share 7 curious facts about Baños with you. Cover […]

5 interesting facts about Papallacta Lagoon

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Ecuador is the parish of Papallacta because in its surroundings are located: the fantastic Papallacta Lagoon, the relaxing hot springs, the fabulous Andean páramo, and the trout fishing pools. On this occasion, we are going to tell you 5 interesting facts about Papallacta Lagoon with the desire […]

Otavalo market: what you should know and what you should buy

One of the most wonderful activities to do when in the land of Ecuador is to pay a visit to the Otavalo market, a prime tourist destination. There, you can familiarize yourself with the Kichwa Otavalo people and their world renown crafts. Walk around the market and all its corners, purchase brightly colored fabrics and […]

How to become a professional 40 player

40 (forty or cuarenta in spanish) is a well-known Ecuadorian card game that is practiced, especially during Quito’s Foundation Anniversary. These celebrations usually last for a week, finishing on the 6th December. 40 is played between friends, neighbors, relatives and colleagues, regardless of age or gender. For this reason, we invite you to read this […]

The 7 best things to do in Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador


Hop on board a “tarabita” and perch atop the end of the world swing, visit the “Pailon del Diablo”(Devil’s Cauldron) and bathe in the hot springs as you do some extreme sports. “Baños” is considered the gateway to the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, and it is the capital of adventure in Ecuador, one of the most […]

What to do in Quito with kids?

If you are visiting the capital of Ecuador and your companions are children, you will wonder what to do in Quito? In this blog post, we want to introduce you to some activities directed to provide fun and entertainment to your children and the whole family. We invite to read the complete article about the […]

How to get to Quilotoa

Quilotoa Lagoon is one of the most famous volcanic lagoons in the world. Quilotoa volcano is home to the lagoon of a 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) diametre. The turquoise waters of this spectacularly beautiful natural wonder make both the volcano and lagoon, destinations worth your visit on your trip to Ecuador. For this reason, we […]

Ecuadorian espumilla or guava meringue cream

Espumillas or guava meringue cream desserts are considered as one of the traditional desserts of Ecuadorian cuisine. This dessert looks like an ice-cream but it does not melt and is very easy to prepare. Espumilla is still one of the favorite desserts of Ecuadorians, its delicious flavor and affordable price make this dessert one of […]

How to get to Mitad del Mundo?

The city of Mitad del Mundo, located north of Quito is home to the famous Monument to the Equator, built in honour to the imaginary line that divides the planet into northern and southern hemispheres. As it one of Quito, and Ecuador’s unmissable attractions, we would like to help you with information getting to Mitad […]

Traditional foods of Ecuador – 9 dishes you must try on your trip


Ecuador’s cuisine is abundant and diverse. Despite the fact that Ecuador is a small country in size, it possess huge variety in terms of gastronomy since it has four regions: coast, highlands, Amazon and Galapagos. In this article, we want to tell you a little bit about some traditional dishes, as much from the highlands […]

How to get to Otavalo

Otavalo is one of Ecuador’s main tourist destinations whose name is famous worldwide for its indigenous population, the Otavalos. They are of Kichwa nationality from the Ecuadorian Sierra, which is well known for the production and merchandizing of artisanal crafts and for its incomparable music. Otavalo is considered as “Ecuador’s Intercultural Capital” and is, therefore, […]

How to get to Baños?

Baños de Agua Santa, better known as Baños, is a region in Ecuador’s Tungurahua province. Baños is considered as the adventure capital of Ecuador since it is the entry point to the Ecuadorian part of the Amazon, making Baños a popular tourist destination. Beautiful waterfalls and rivers, delicious cuisine, vibrant nightlife, extreme sports and the […]

The most famous places of typical food in the Historic Center of Quito

If you want to taste the typical cuisine of Ecuador, Quito has a wide variety of bars and restaurants. However, it is also very common to find the traditional “huecas” or “agachaditos”. “Huecas” are places where traditional and delicious food is offered at really convenient prices. The gastronomy of the territories tells us a lot […]

Basilica of the National Vow: Quito’s monumental church

In the city of Quito, there is an architectural church of Neo-Gothic style. It is located in the neighborhood of San Juan, between Carchi and Venezuela Streets. This church is called “Basílica del Voto Nacional” or Basilica of the National Vow, and it is one of the attractive entrances to the Historic Center of the […]

What to do in Quito? 22 things you cannot miss out

Quito is a vibrant city, which combines colonial and contemporary styles, it has impressive natural landscapes. What to do in Quito when you have an outstanding amount of activities? This is a frequent question for travelers when visiting the capital of Ecuador. For this reason and because we want to help you plan a schedule […]

What to do on August 10 in Quito? (2019)

Quito historic distric

On August 10 of each year, the First Cry of Independence is celebrated in Ecuador, an event that was held in 1809. During Quito’s revolution, the heroes sought independence from Spain. In addition, this revolution was also part of the first independence movements of Hispanic America. Given the importance of these historical events, in Ecuador […]

Ecuador Destinations

Ecuador is a country with a multiplicity of destinations to be visited, not only because of its nature and landscapes but also for its history and culture. For all these reasons, Ecuador is a destination that will offer you an unprecedented experience. Quito Tour Bus gives the chance to locals and foreign tourists, the possibility […]

7 Things You Should Do When You Visit The Middle of the World in Ecuador

If you visit Quito, one obligatory stop is La Mitad del Mundo, a small city crossed by the equatorial line that connects the Northern Hemisphere with the Southern Hemisphere. We share our list of the 7 things that we suggest you should do in your visit to the Middle of the World. 1. YOUR FEET […]

Places to visit in Quito with your couple

Nothing is better than enjoying time with the loved one. A good way to do it is to travel together, an experience that must be done as frequent as possible. For this reason, and if you are visiting the city of Quito, we offer you some romantic and fun ideas and activities that you can […]

4 curious facts about Middle of the World

If you are visiting the capital of Ecuador, we highly recommend you to visit the Equatorial Monument and the many attractions that City of the Middle of the World contains. For this reason, we want to tell you 4 curious facts about this destination of the country. Cover Photo by: Instagram @mitaddelmundoec 1. Equator is […]

Cotopaxi National Park

In Ecuador, specifically within the Cotopaxi National Park is the Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. This elevation of 5,897 meters above sea level is located in the Andes mountains. At the foot of the volcano is located the lagoon of ‘Limpiopungo’, place where you can enjoy the view of […]

How to get to Devil’s Cauldron (Pailón del Diablo) from Quito?

Devil’s Cauldron Devil’s Cauldron (In Spanish, Pailón del Diablo) is located in the province of Tungurahua, specifically 17 kilometers from the city of Baños de Agua Santa, on the road from Baños to Puyo. The waterfall is approximately 80 meters high. It is one of the most important waterfalls in the country, and one of […]