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Teleferico Quito

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Address: Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593-2-2222-996-2222-997
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Very worth doing. If you like to hike a little, this is so beautiful to do. But keep in mind the altitude, and pace yourself. We went during the week in the morning and it seemed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ben N
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very worth doing. If you like to hike a little, this is so beautiful to do. But keep in mind the altitude, and pace yourself. We went during the week in the morning and it seemed almost like we had the place to ourselves. Getting a cab to it, not a problem. Getting a cab from here, had us wondering... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My taxi driver took me there around 9:50. Not too many tourists were there. I paid $8.5, and got on the gondola almost immediately. I was by myself, and felt bored by singing when I saw fog in the valley. Under it cows were grazing. In many ways, the cable car is nothing special. My son and I took one... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the best place to see all the amazing city of Quito. Sometimes is really cold, but the view is amazing

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Here's what I learned today: you have a better shot of a clear view from the tram or from the top of the mountain if you go early in the morning. We arrived in the early afternoon, and we were less than halfway up the mountain when the fog rolled in. By the time we got to the top, it... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This one the only bright side to our trip to Quito. It was definitely cold on the mountain but at least it was open to the public. Most of Quito for tourists is closed by the ministry of Tourism, apparently. Not worth a visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip in one of this attraction's cable cars brings you to a very high elevation which offers a nice wide view of Quito and the surrounding vistas. Unfortunately, it is set in a rather grim and run-down area which requires a significant walk from the area where taxis drop off passengers. It would be very helpful to have maps... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gondola ride provides a fast access to 4000m from which you can hike higher up to Rucu Pichincha. They also take bikes to allow you to hike up to another trail and descend through the Paramo with incredible views of Quito

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a view! The TelefériQo cable car ($8.50) takes you from 3,117m to 3,945m in about 10 mins. You find yourself on the Pichincha Volcano which last erupted in 1999 from its Wawa peak. To get to the Ruku Pichincha dormant peak at 4,696m the rest is up to you! (Or you can of course just enjoy the view for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cable car takes you thousands of feet above Quito (which is already at a very high altitude). The views are spectacular and worth the time and money. I do not think I will ever be at such a high altitude again. Unfortunately, the commercial side is not developed. Shops, restaurants, etc. are all closed due to a lack of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our trip up the mountain. It was a bit overcast, but still worth the trip. Good picture taking of the valley. On a clear day, the views would be spectacular.

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