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Teleferico Quito

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Address: Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Nice (half) day trip

We used the Teleferico on a sunny morning and enjoyed it. It is a nice brakeout from the city, clean, fresh air. In spite of other reviews we find the stations (both lower as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We used the Teleferico on a sunny morning and enjoyed it. It is a nice brakeout from the city, clean, fresh air. In spite of other reviews we find the stations (both lower as upper) in good shape, probably same maintenance has been done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Get there ealry especially on weekends. We got there at 10 am and the line was 20 minutes. By the time we came down 90 minutes later, the line had to be four hours in the sun. I enjoyed it....but not worth a four hour wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I went with a friend , he was visiting Ecuador. It was a very sunny day which allowed us to enjoy of a marvelous view. When you first arrive you get into the little cable cars and when u jump off it you get to see all the city !! Then you follow a nice path and take a lot... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It is unfortunate that the entrance area is so run down and in disrepair because it might run some people off. Don't let it or the long line deter you from making the trip up to the top. The views are amazing! The snack shack was fair. The area at the top is also rundown, but you're going up for... More 

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Gilford, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It's a super touristy thing which is not our norm, but it was still a lot of fun. I recommend dressing in reasonable clothes and outwear to do a cold hike. Go up above the concession building at the top and follow the trail for some amazing photos. If you follow it far enough, you will come to a corral... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It´s not cheap and sadly the city thought it would be more people get up. For me it is a good and easy way to get to 4100 meters and you have a good view and zou can walk around. some optional activity are there too. - Horse riding and a tour to a carve in the mountain.

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a must do if your in quito. Recommendations - go during the mid afternoon and stay until sunset to see the lights of the city after dark. The cable car ride is very sturdy and seems very safe.....its also only $8 US and takes you up about 5000 ft. Went with my 2 year daughter without any issues.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Even for people not interested in walking to the summit of ruca pichincha (around 4800m), take a cab to the teleferiqo (we paid 3 dollars from the mariscal) and pay the $8.50 to get the 20 minute cablecar. The view over Quito is excellent. For those wanting more acclimatise in Quito for a couple of days to minimise altitude sickness... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Teleferico gives a good opportunity to look out over Quito from above. The trip up or down the 1200 metre run takes about 10 minutes, in a cable car gondola that seats 4-6. There are viewing stations, restaurants and other entertainment options at the top of the cable car where you can stop before taking the path towards the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A must do when in Quito. It offers some great views of the city. It's about a 15 - 20 minute ride to the house. Once there you have several vantage points to view. It is chilly and windy so come with some layers. Also, it maybe best to do this after a day or two in Quito of you... More 

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