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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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Awesome way to go from 2800 msl to 4100 in ten minutes. Amazing view of the city and nearby mountains. Do not miss it! Be prepared to feel very short of breath, but completely in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Awesome way to go from 2800 msl to 4100 in ten minutes. Amazing view of the city and nearby mountains. Do not miss it! Be prepared to feel very short of breath, but completely in awe of the natural beauty around.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate to take the TelefériQo on a fairly clear day. The ride was very smooth, but the Plexiglas was full of scratches and graffiti making it difficult to get good photos. This wasn't a huge deal, because the best views are at the top! You are free to hike as much as you'd like once you get off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is not to be missed...as long as the weather is clear or at least partly cloudy. Superb views of the entire city. We really enjoyed this. It is much cooler on the top so bring a sweater!

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We took the cable car to the top and hiked from there. The high altitude sure gets to you. I didn't try the oxygen bar, but I got some great pictures.

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Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a cable car that runs part of the way up the Pichincha Volcano from the western edge of Quito. It takes you up about 800m/2700ft from the base platform to the Cruz Loma lookout point. You can keep hiking up trails from there, including up the volcano itself. All taxi drivers know where this is. It will cost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were fortunate to find a clear morning - there were clouds around but the views of Quito, the surrounding snow-capped mountains and the clouds above/below were magnificent. We arrived at 10am and had a gondola to ourselves. At the top it wasn't as cold as we thought it might be but do bring cold/wet weather clothes as well as... More 

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israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

the volcano park is small, old fashion amusement park, but its wonderful for children, you pay only for the rides you want, and enjoy couple of hours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The cable cars take you about 4,000 feet above Quito and great opportunities to see the surrounding Andes and all of Quito. A few words of caution, If you are having altitude problems already then do not go here. The trip will take you from the already dizzying heights of 8,500 foot Quito to a height of over 13,000 feet.... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I don't understand all the negative comments because the parking lot isn't pretty, or there is a building with empty space. You are doing this to look at Quito at 13k feet. It's cheap, it's close to downtown, and is worth every penny of the 8$ price tag. If you want to play golf at the top, or prefer big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Do only on a clear day, in the morning. There is no real look out spot. The area where you look out over the city is actually behind the telecommunication towers. One would think a building or platform would have been built in front of the towers to give one a total view of the city and the environs. Bring... More 

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