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Teleferico Quito

Calle Arnulfo Araujo y Av Occidental, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #21 of 69 Activities in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bangalore, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The teleferico ride, nearly upto the top at Mount Pichincha, was incredible ~ to 4,000 feet above the Ecuadorean capital of Quito, or 13,000 feet above mean sea level. As Cris and I rode higher and higher away from the landmarks of the capital, it became more magical: the buildings shrunk to Lego-size, the air thinned, and we disembarked from... More

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The views are amazing from over 13,000 feet above sea level and about 4,000 feet above the City. If you are into hiking, there are some great trails on top, but bring water and Coca leaves as the altitude is a bit daunting at first. If you are seriously into mountain biking, you can take your bike up the cable... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Take the time to visit this attraction - you won't regret it. Take a gondola ride to the top to get the best views in the city, and a great experience for everyone. It's very cold at the top so be prepared.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Teleferico is a cable car that takes you to near the top of Mount Pinchincha about 5000 feet above the main part of the city. The ride begins at a small amusement park, and ends at 4100 meters (over 13,400 ft.) above sea level. There you can walk around the top of Mount Pinchincha and gaze at snow cover... More

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Roscoe, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The gondola ride is a great way to see Quito and surrounds from what seems like the top of the world! After you get off at top you can walk or take horses to top of Pinchincha. It's surprisingly cold at the top, so a jacket is a must. When we were there there was no oxygen bar set up,... More

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Don't let me comments taint the overall experience of visiting the Teleferico. We bought a day pass on the the Open Top Tour Bus. It is a fantastic way to go, basically runs a circuit every hour. We hopped off at the suggested stop. It meant a 20 minute hike over the pedestrian overpass to get to the other side.... More

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It can be 80 in the sun in the city, but hiking up 1000' and taking the gondola up another 3000' makes for a quick temperature change. We both managed to get a little wind burnt but it didn't take away from the views. You don't realize the length of Quito's sprawl till you see it. We walked there from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I really enjoyed my trip up the Teleferico. It's an amazing view of the city and the mountains and a great place to grab some food or a drink. I went around 3:00 and there was barely a line to go up. A couple tips: -bring a jacket, it's cold and windy up there -leave lots of time to get... More

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Viera, Florida
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We all weren't feeling well but decided we couldn't miss the cable car ride up to the top of the mountains...glad we did! The view was incredible. However, it was mighty cold (we were there in August 2014). I'm talking shivering cold. But, we were in shorts and t-shirts. It would have been a much better visit had we been... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went around 9:30 am on a Monday and there was no line. There is a free shuttle bus to take you up the hill. They drop you off at the entrance of Vulcan Park where you have to climb the stairs and head to the right up the hill to get to the Teleferico ticket line. Awesome views. It... More

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