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“Wonderful view of the city”
Review of Teleferico Quito

Teleferico Quito
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Quito City Sightseeing Tour Including Teleférico...
Ranked #14 of 273 things to do in Quito
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed April 23, 2013

If you have a chance to visit, this is a great way to view the city of Quito. The best time to visit is in the morning on a clear day, the lines are shorter and the views are better without the afternoon clouds. If you are coming from an area of low elevation, best to try this towards the end of your trip once you are acclimated to the altitude (it can be a bit tough at the top if you are not used to the area yet).

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

This was by far the highlight of our visit to Quito. Other Quito attractions including churches and the old town are quite mediocre. But this is truly a unique, memorable and lovely spot which is worth visiting in Quito.
It was very easy to get to. For us a $5 cab ride from Hotel Quito.
We had a nice cable car ride to the top and then enjoyed the nice views and started hiking on the trail. Even walking is a challenge at that altitude. We had read that there was a place to rent mountain bikes at the top and ride down. But this must have closed down.
After a short walk there is a place to rent horses and for around $10 each we rode for almost 1 hour fairly close to the top. A very pleasant morning.
I recommend visiting in the morning. Not sure if it is just anecdotal but the peaks seem to be clear in the morning and then cloudy and rainy in the afternoons.

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Choose a clear day (mornings are usualy best) and take a taxi to the base of the cablecar for an exciting ride up Pichincha. The capsules you ride in are quite small, suitable for about four to six people with seats so the ride is comfortable. There are great views as you travel and even better ones when you reach the top. There is a cafe at the up there but it didn't look that inviting so we didn't bother to try it. It was quite cool as we walked around taking in the different vistas and when the clouds rolled in it became a bit damp too. The air is thin so take your time walking around! If you're fit you can hike much higher up.

When you come down it is quite easy to get a cab back to town. We found a local man with a mini-bus who took us back along with several others for only $1 each! It's definately worth a
visit on a fine day.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Easy to get there, 15 minutes ride to the top. Besides the views of the city there is not anything else to do.

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

The teleferico cable car does offer great views of Quito but that was about it. I had read and expected cafes, souvenir stores and bike rides. The whole area looked abandoned for at least a year. there was one coffee shop with a dirty looking kitchen so we gave that a miss. If you want to cycle down the mountain you need to bring your own bike. I thought that there might be some sort of rental scheme going on for tourists. The flora and fauna are delightful but I feel there is potential to make this more interesting. I would have loved to trek but age and altitude were against me.Basically, you ride up in the cable car and then back down again a few minutes after.

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