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Teleferico Quito

Calle Arnulfo Araujo y Av Occidental, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #23 of 69 Activities in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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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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Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Be forewarned. Come early or late. I arrived at 11:00 and waited in line for 50 minutes. My patience was rewarded however once I reached the top of the lift. Outstanding views and nice hikes. Plus, the fresh air at the top was a pleasant respite from Quito's poor air quality. Bring a light jacket and prepare yourself for the... More

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The ride up Teleferico was beautiful, but once you get to the top it is amazing! You can see the entire colorful city and beyond. They state that some people may become light headed because of how high the top is, that didn't happen to us, but I did get a little light headed once we got back down which... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A popular attraction for local tourists. Go early in the morning before the cloud cover comes in. Once at the top we hired horses and rode for an hour way above the city. Can get cool so wear layers. Great walking trails.

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