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Teleferico Quito

Calle Arnulfo Araujo y Av Occidental, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #18 of 58 activities in Quito
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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97 reviews 97 reviews
39 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This was the first thing we did on our day tour of Quito - and it provided us with a wonderful introduction. The city spreads below you in all its immense size and it is hard not to be impressed. As well you get a view of the Andes that surround the city, some of the peaks still higher than... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

In the three years I’ve lived in Quito I’ve taken the Teleferico to the summit of Cruz Loma (4,100 meters) nine times; every time the weather has been different but the experience always profound. It can be misty, (or even snowy toward Rucu Pichincha) but due to the altitude and the ultra violet rays it’s vital to bring along sunblock... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

From the centre of town it's only a few dollars in a taxi to the base of the Teleferico. I was lucky enough to go on a day that was relatively quiet and sunny so there was lots of space to sit and admire the views. Spend about 60-90 minutes walking around the area, up the path to another look... More

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We drove up the mountain, about 30 minutes from Quito, parked and then walked up the slope (be prepared for a steep climb: go slow and you'll be fine). The cost if 8.50 (USD, as Ecuador is on the USD), and remember to keep your slip as you need it to get back down (without your ticket you'll have to... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My husband and I both in our mid-late twenty's are here in Ecuador for three months. The Teleferico along with climbing to the top of the Basilica were our two very favorite outings in Quito. Many people say to only visit the Teleferico when it's sunny. If you're going only for views of Quito then I'd agree, this is a... More

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San Francisco, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
75 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This outing requires a 10-15 cab ride from Old Quito but is well worth it. The cable car takes you to the top of one of the mountains surrounding Quito to an elevation of 4100 meters. From there you have unobstructed views of Quito laid out in front of you. There are also short walks behind the visitors center at... More

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

loved it, I did it on my first 24 hours in town and the altitude was a bit too much, try staying in the altitude for at least 48 hours before going up here and then you'll be able to walk this volcano once your are up; met a great Canadian on this ride who was up to climb Cotopaxi... More

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Fredrikstad, Norge
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Return ticket cost 8,5 Dollar for turists and 4 Dollar for local people. The weather changes quickly in Quito so you never now what the weather is like when you arrive at the top. We couldn't see anything at the top, not the vulkano and not the city of Quito... it was to cloudy. If you want to see the... More

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Port Alberni, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Going up the teleferico early in the morning was the right move for us. We got great views and though I experience a little altitude issue, my husband did not so continued higher on the walking trail to see the horse corral and folks riding them even higher,

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

It's a must do in Quito, costs $8.50 per person for the cable car. Taxi was $3 from Plaza de San Fransisco, $7 back because there were few cabs and many tourists.

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