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Teleferico Quito

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Address: Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: (+593 2) 2222 996 / 2222 997
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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$125*
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Quito City Sightseeing Tour Including Teleférico Cable Car Ride and Volcano Hike
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Half Day Tour Old District Quito
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Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Horse Ride Pichincha Volcano Tour

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Fantastic experience! You go up 4100 metres!

It takes around half an hour to go up. From there you can enjoying a fantastic view and understand how Quito is built. You can see up to the airport. At the coffee shop at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mario44globetrotter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It takes around half an hour to go up. From there you can enjoying a fantastic view and understand how Quito is built. You can see up to the airport. At the coffee shop at the end station you can have a mate tea! It is advisable.The ticket costs around 10 US$. Worthwhile experience, but pay attention if you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The teleferico is well worth the visit. Stunning views at about 4000m. From the top you can also hike to Rucu peak which is close to 4700m. The path is obvious on a clear day and you can see the volcano in the distance. It's a challenging hike at this altitude so take it easy and leave early as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When I'm in Quito I love to visit this place is just amazing ,the view ,the air ,green . I love to walk around and just sit and look and enjoy the view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went here with the intention of climbing to the peak of the volcano Pichincha. At 4680m to the top you need to be reasonably fit, adventurous and prepared for the altitude (or take it slow). The cable car takes you to about 3800m ($8.50 US) then walk from there. It takes about 2 or 3 hours to get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you get to the top of Rucu Pinchicha, in a jacket, with lots of water, to enjoy (potentially) brilliant views from thd top of the volcano and a feel a real sense of achievement. Everyone on the way helpful. Bit steep at $8.50 in my view if you only go up and down the cable car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a lot to do in and around Quito but this is a must. The cable car is well maintained and reasonably priced. It only takes some 15 minutes up or down. The view of the city and the snow capped peaks is just spectacular. Get there early to avoid the crowds but mainly that's when the weather is... More 

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Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the cost of the trolley ride. Lots of beautiful paths and viewpoints at the top. A must do in Quito!

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Thank Christy C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cable car is the only reason why you would actually want to go here. There is an amusement park and what seems to be an abandoned town at the top but the views and that cable car ride is all well worth it. Wait until the clouds have passed to go if you can...we went around 12 noon and... More 

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Garden City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

MAKE SURE IT IS SUNNY. Although most of the attractions around the teleferico (restaurants and shops) are closed, the teleferico itself was a great experience. You ride a cable car for around 15 minutes up to the top of the PICHINCHA (the andes mountain which Quito's Province gets its name from) where you are able to admire the entire city... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to take cable car to see the views of Quito, only 5 dollar taxi ride from historic centre, on the way back there are sharing taxi vans waiting for you at 1 dollar per person to take you back you your accommodation. There were no queues when we arrived mid afternoon so had the cable car to ourselves. The... More 

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