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There is no question that the views are amazing. Unfortunately we went on a Saturday afternoon and it was crowded. Long line and squeezing 6 people to a car was a bit of a drag. It was chilly up there so bring a jacket. We...More
There was so much more to do than just ride the cable car. We took the cable car to the top which had breathtaking views. At the top there’s 2 small cafes that offer light snacks and sandwiches. The food was not very good at...More
We experienced no line ups going up, not to buy tickets and not for the gondola. Probably 20 people (3 gondolas) ahead of us going down. We were going to hike to the volcano but only went half way because we were not acclimatized enough...More
The teleferico is a must on a visit to Quito. The views are amazing on clear days. Great hiking up to Rucu Pichincha. About 200-300 meters from the Teleferico station, there is a swing, with great views and picture opportunities!
I visited several high points in Quito during my days there, and this view was the most indispensable. The elevation will make you lightheaded after about 45 minutes, but that’s plenty of time to snap a few photos, go for a quick walk to visit...More
I'm usually not into activities such as this. But the view is really pretty, and there's some great hiking trails at the top. Get there early (we got there around 8:30am) because when we came down around 11:30, there was a line outside the building....More
$8.50 and an 18 minute ride up.
Standard gondola seating 6 people.
It was cloudy at top but killer views until we reached the clouds.
Even with clouds at top, it’s worth it.
Strange the buildings seem kinda beat and old compared to the mountain
Yes, you can camp there. There is no cost. There is also a refuge cabin near the top of the Guagua Pichincha which is near the crater and is an active volcano. You can see the crater usually early in the morning before the... More
Yes, you can camp there. There is no cost. There is also a refuge cabin near the top of the Guagua Pichincha which is near the crater and is an active volcano. You can see the crater usually early in the morning before the fog and clouds come in.
The cabin does have beds and some mattresses. There is also water. Bring a blanket and some matches if you want to boil water for some tea or coca leaves to help with altitude sickness. I do believe there is a small cost for spending the night if the park guide is there. I don't think it is more than 10 dollars.
Found a great driver in Quito. Safe and inexpensive! (0 Replies)
On our journeys in and around Quito we happened upon a driver named Luis Gavilanes. He has a nice newer SUV. We met him when leaving the Tram up at Teleferico Quito when looking for a taxi to get back to our hotel. He speaks great english and knows the city and environs inside and out. He is a family man and takes great pains to make sure everything is comfortable and safe. We were so impressed that I asked for his card and told him many folks on trip advisor would love to use his...More