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Quito Tour, Teleferico & Pichincha Volcano Horseback Ride

1. Quito Tour, Teleferico & Pichincha Volcano Horseback Ride

You will begin your tour with a pick-up from your hotel. The tour will then continue from Basilica Church, where you will make a brief stop next to San Juan Mirador from where you will have a beautiful view of the colonial center of Quito.  After walking through the colonial streets, you will then stop at the Independence Plaza to admire the cathedral and the Government Palace. You will also visit La Ronda Street, the Company Church, Santo Domingo Church, Sagrario Church and San Francisco Church, which was built during the 17th century.  After visiting the historical sights, you'll go to the Teleférico. This is one of the best ways to enjoy the city with views of the beautiful valleys, snow-capped mountains and Quito, the capital. From a point at more than 13,000 feet (4000 meters), you will enjoy magnificent views, as well as a horseback riding tour which will last between 2 to 3-hours going up to almost 3 miles above sea level.

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From Quito: 4-Day Nature & Culture Tour

2. From Quito: 4-Day Nature & Culture Tour

Start your four-day Quito adventure with a visit to the Cotopaxi National Park where you can walk around Limpiopungo Lake and enjoy the scenery of one of the highest and most active volcanoes in Ecuador. The next day, explore the charming city of Baños to enjoy the famous Avenida de las Cascadas. Visit the Pailon del Diablo waterfall where you can try what’s known as the “swing at the end of the world.” Start the next day with a ride on an Ecuadorian train and enjoy the beautiful Andean landscape along the way. Travel south to Ingapirca, the most important archaeological complex in Ecuador, where you will learn about the Cañari and Incan cultures. Overnight in Cuenca, known as one of the most beautiful cities in Ecuador, which you can continue to explore the next day with a visit to the historic center, and Cajas National Park or Gualaceo and Chordeleg.

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From Quito: 3-Day Mitad del Mundo, Teleferico & Mindo

3. From Quito: 3-Day Mitad del Mundo, Teleferico & Mindo

Day 1: Enjoy a reception at Quito Airport and then check-in at your hotel. You will start the tour early and head to the historical center of the first city to named as a UNESCO Prime Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Follow the Avenue Gran Colombia through to the Church of the Basilica of the National Vow to Independence Square through to the colonial streets on this cathedral walking tour. You will also see the Government Palace and Archbishop, the Church of the Society of Jesus and the Church of San Francisco built in the 16th Century. Later, arrive at the Mirador del Panecillo, where you'll find a sculpture of the Virgin Mary and can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito. Continue north on one of the expressways that will lead you directly to the Intiñan Museum, where you will experience and feel like you are in the middle of the world. Then head toward Mitad del Mundo, a representation of the cities with colonial era architecture and also see the monument that divides the northern hemisphere southern hemisphere, where you can take pictures with one foot in each hemisphere. It was built in the 18th Century, when the French scientific expedition defined the exact position of the Equator line that divides the world. Accommodation in Quito. Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel from 07:00 - 08:00. Leaving from Quito, appreciate the impressive change of vegetation and climate as you travel to Mindo Cloud Forest. Walk through the private protected forest with crystal clear rivers and observe more than 400 exotic species of birds, butterflies and orchids. Time for lunch (included) and return to Quito. Day 3: Breakfast at the hotel. Start the tour at 10:00 from the hotel lobby and go towards the cable car city located on Western Avenue for a unique viewing point of the city and if the weather permits, you will to be able to observe the Avenue of the Volcanoes (Andes). Check out of your hotel and then transfer to the airport.

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What people are saying about Pichincha

It was difficult to meet with the guide at first. The guide didn't come, but when I consulted with the hotel, the pick-up address was wrong. I managed to get in touch with WhatsApp and email, and I was able to meet the guide 40 minutes behind schedule. After 40 minutes, I was thrilled that the tour wouldn't be held anymore, but the guide was very kind and even apologized for making me wait. However, in order to avoid such a thing, I think it is good to check the address carefully when the voucher is issued. I thought that horseback riding was like taking a walk in the plains of the mountains, even though it was a mountain, but I was climbing a slope with a steep slope. It was painful but very easy to climb on a horse while I saw a family with small children climbing hard. As I arrived at the airport at 0:30 am on the day I participated in the tour, it was a very good experience to enjoy nature and communication with horses easily. I couldn't go to the crater of Pichincha vo

Awesome. It was an experience I will never forget. Diego went above and beyond to make this a one of a kind experience.