The Best Things to do in Quito, Ecuador

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14 Things to Do in Quito

Mindo Full-Day Tour, Ecuador
Mindo Full-Day TourQuito

During this full-day tour, you'll explore the El Pahuma Orchid Reserve and the Mindo-Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve. In Mindo, you'll visit waterfalls and a butterfly farm, and take a cable car over the forest.

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Bird Watching
Butterfly Gardens
Chocolate Tour
Nature Walk

10 hrs

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Volcanoes Full-Day Tour, Ecuador
Volcanoes Full-Day TourQuito

Ecuador has a chain of volcanoes known as the “Avenue of the Volcanoes.” On this tour, you’ll take a train that passes by some of the area’s impressive volcanoes.

Cultural
Guided Tours
Cotopaxi Full-Day Tour, Ecuador
Cotopaxi Full-Day TourQuito

Reaching an elevation of 19,388 feet above sea level, Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world. During this tour you'll visit the Cotopaxi National Park and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Ecuadorian Andes.

Guided Tours
Hiking
Quilotoa Lake, Ecuador
Quilotoa LakeQuito

This full day tour starts at 7.00 hrs with a drive along 'Volcano Avenue' that will give you spectacular views of the Andean landscape.

Hiking
Horseback Riding
Quito City Tour and Middle of the World, Ecuador
Quito City Tour and Middle of the WorldQuito

This tour explores both the wonderful city of Quito and the so called "Middle of the World," which is the place where the equator runs through Ecuador. You'll learn a great deal about the history and culture of Ecuador while on this tour.

City Tour
Guided Tours
Historic
Museum
Otavalo Full Day Tour, Ecuador
Otavalo Full Day TourQuito

This full-day tour visits Cayambe and Otavalo, the latter of which has one of the country's best outdoor markets. You'll try tasty Ecuadorian food and have the opportunity to purchase high-quality, locally produced handicrafts during this tour.

Historic
Refugio de Paz Birdwatching Tour, Ecuador
Refugio de Paz Birdwatching TourQuito

Start your day bright and early with this colorful nature tour. Observe Ecuador's plants and animals up-close when you enjoy this Refugio de Paz birdwatching tour. You'll work up an appetite on your adventure, and then indulge in a breakfast which has been deemed "exquisite."

Bird Watching
Yanacocha Reserve, Ecuador
Yanacocha ReserveQuito

Yanacocha, is located on the northwest flank of Volcán Pichincha at ca. 3200-3400 m above sea level on the northwestern flank of the volcano remained one of the more reliable remaining locations for the Critically Endangered hummingbird, the Black-breasted Puffleg , who has a tiny world range centered on and near Volcán Pichincha, the volcano that towers over Ecuador’s capital city, Quito.

Bird Watching
Papallacta Full-Day Tour, Ecuador
Papallacta Full-Day TourQuito

This full-day tour of Papallacta includes soaking in hot springs, hiking in the forest, and eating a locally-sourced lunch. It's a perfect combination of nature and relaxation activities.

Hot Springs
Nature Walk
Trekking Oyacachi - El Chaco, Ecuador
Trekking Oyacachi - El ChacoQuito

This trek of between two and three days, takes us from the small Andean village of Oyacachi, located to the south of the Nevado Cayambe, at 3,200 meters above sea level, along the Oyacachi River, to the jungle village of The Chaco, at 1,600 meters of altitude. In Oyacachi there are hot springs with good infrastructure that are usually frequented mostly by visitors from Cayambe and Quito on weekends.

Hiking
Nature Walk
Birding Tour 2 day, 1 night Guango Lodge, Ecuador
Birding Tour 2 day, 1 night Guango LodgeQuito

Our drive to Guango Lodge will initially lead us through the drier central valley before rising up steeply to the high and windswept paramo. Among the many bird possibilities, we will be particularly on the lookout for Andean Condor , Carunculated Caracara, Andean Gull, Black-tailed Trainbearer, Scrub & Blue-and-yellow Tanagers and Southern Yellow-Grosbeak. The Papallacta Pass by birders, is rich in paramo birdlife, and with the proper weather, you can expect to see some of the following: Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe, Ecuadorian Hillstar, Tawny Antpitta, Many-striped Canastero, White-chinned Thistletail, Red-rumped Bush-Tyrant, Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant, Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant, some interesting seedeaters, and even Giant Conebill. At at Guango Lodge will be devoted to birding the trails and spectacular hummingbird feeders. In a matter of minutes it isn’t uncommon to see Bar-bellied Woodpecker, White-banded Tyrannulet, Blue-backed Conebill, Black-capped and Black-eared Hemispingus, Slaty and Pale-naped Brush-Finch, Gray-hooded Bush-Tanager, several species of mountain-tanager and even Plushcap.

Bird Watching
Yanacocha Reserve / Tandayapa, Ecuador
Yanacocha Reserve / TandayapaQuito

The tour starts at 5:30 am, from your hotel in the city of Quito, we go to the reserve of Yanacocha where we develop activities of bird watching and photography, as well as the eco-route Nono-Mindo, for this First part of the tour we took a packed lunch. In the afternoon, we are arriving at Tandayapa Bird Lodge where we visit the famous drinking fountains for hummingbirds, to later return to their Hotel.

Bird Watching
Yanacocha Reserve / Tandayapa, Ecuador
Yanacocha Reserve / TandayapaQuito

The tour starts at 5:30 am, from your hotel in the city of Quito, we go to the reserve of Yanacocha where we develop activities of bird watching and photography, as well as the eco-route Nono-Mindo, for this First part of the tour we took a packed lunch. In the afternoon, we are arriving at Tandayapa Bird Lodge where we visit the famous drinking fountains for hummingbirds, to later return to their Hotel.

Bird Watching
4-Day, 3-Night Quilotoa Trek, Ecuador
4-Day, 3-Night Quilotoa TrekQuito

The highlands and the rocky peaks around the local villages in the Western part of the Cotopaxi Province, are an undiscovered treasure that have maintained their distinctly Andean and indigenous character. Indigenous, remote, high and dry are four words that perfectly define this unique area of Ecuador. Andeanface offers you a four days Trekking Expedition with moderate hiking through this beautiful scenery Minimum Altitude: 3.500 mts / 11,482 ft Maximum Altitude: 4.200 mts / 13,780 ft

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