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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-222-2996
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Toolgirl66
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JasonVerdera
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great view of the city of Quito, highly recommended. it recommended tom drink coca tea when you are there to help you with the height.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a nice trip up the side of the mountain. I had a little altitude headache while in Quito. Bring advil!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MamaG3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Huxflux
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank imaginetruth
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chelssjh
Reviewed 1 week ago

$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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Summerasalifestyle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a must go in quito very interesting . located very high, cheap, above you will find something to eat

Date of experience: November 2018
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Bryan P
September 17, 2018|
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Response from Cathrine J | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There were many kids who took the Teleferico. So I think your daughter can do it, just take it slow.
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Bullet S
March 12, 2018|
Response from tangod10 | Reviewed this property |
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
December 14, 2017|
Response from globetrottingYankee | Reviewed this property |
They should be operating Christmas Eve, like any business in EC. If you’re staying in a hotel in the old town, ask the concierge.
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Shaun G
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
December 18, 2017|