197. Quito, Ecuador

Why Quito, Ecuador

A visit to the equator should be in your cards at some point. Quito, Ecuador is one of the places to experience this. Besides, walking through the city and having some of the local foods is totally worth it.

Quito, Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador


Quito sits in the north of Ecuador near to the Colombian border and of course on the equator.

How To Get Here

By Train

The Ecuador Rail offers train service.

By Bus

You can book your ticket at Andes Transit or Latin Bus.

By Plane

The nearest airport is Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO).

The following airlines serve the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO):

Aeromexico (AM), Air France (AF), American Airlines (AA), Avianca (AV), Copa Airlines (CM), Delta Air Lines (DL), Iberia Airlines (IB), JetBlue Airways (B6), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LAN (LA), LAN Ecuador (XL), TAME Linea Aerea del Ecuador (EQ) and United Airlines (UA).

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Ferry


Where To Stay

Quito has many places to rest your head including some of the larger chains as Accor Hotels, Marriott, Swissotel and Wyndham as examples.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

You can find a good array of places for a meal. The local food is quite good, so give it a try.

I dined at the El Crater Restaurant which you can see below. It’s not too far from the Equator spot.

Quito Ecuador-El Crater Restaurant

Quito Ecuador-El Crater Restaurant

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

 The main attraction here is La Mitad del Mundo; a monument marking the equator of the earth. Strangely enough its not at the exact equator. The true equator is a little ways away at Reloj Solar Quitsato.
Quito Ecuador-La Mitad del Mundo

Quito Ecuador-La Mitad del Mundo

Walking around the city is also worth doing with its impressive architecture and narrow streets full of life and commerce.
The Cathedral, El Panecillo and the Old Town are also must sees.
Quito, Ecuador - Panecillo

Quito, Ecuador – Panecillo

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Check out some tours from Viator.

==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.


Additional Information

Language: Spanish

Currency: United States Dollar (USD)

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Quito, Ecuador - La Mitad del Mundo

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