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Teleferico Quito

Calle Arnulfo Araujo y Av Occidental, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #23 of 71 Activities in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is an incredible experience that you should not miss if you go to Quito. We went there on our last day, and I am SO glad we did. I had first planned to go to Middle of the World that day (which we did on the previous day, and it was not as good as this), but we changed... More

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Winchester, England
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Since 2005, Quito has had an aerial tramway, known as "El Telefériqo", departing from the city and going up to the mountain known as Cruz Loma on the east side of the Pichincha volcano. The ride, lasting about 12 minutes, takes visitors to an altitude of about 4,100 metres (13,500 ft). As one ascends the vegetation changes to that of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

For less than ten bucks, view the city -- or at least most of it -- and the surrounding snow-capped volcanoes from 4000 meters of elevation. And if you dare, hike the rest of the mountain on foot for free or by horse for another ten bucks. It's a great way to spend an afternoon in Quito.

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Santiago de los Caballeros, Santiago, Dominican Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The teleferico is not in a very good condition, at least the surroundings, but once you are up there is beautiful

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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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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