The Highlands of Ecuador sits between two parallel mountain ranges about sixty kilometers apart, running North to South. Although equatorial, because of elevation, this area ranges in climate from Spring-like to ice-cold. Quito, 2.850 m. high (9350 ft), capital of Ecuador and former Northern capital of the Inca Empire, is the first UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the perfect base for travelers and for most, their point of arrival.
Quito´s elegant colonial heart is preserved as in the 18th century, while the modern new town offers every comfort of modern life. Our city is living proof of Indian and Colonial art, beautiful cathedrals, elegant old world mansions, interesting museums, plazas and parks with statues of historical personalities, first class hotels, charming boutique hotels, delightful restaurants, fashionable shops and street markets selling a wealth of Ecuadorian jewels, arts and crafts. This fascinating city sits on a cool Andean plateau, surrounded by majestic mountains, some of which are snow-capped year round. Stretching South of Quito is the lush mountain valley that the German scientist Alexander von Humbolt dubbed “the Avenue of the Volcanoes”. Need things to do in Quito, Ecuador? Browse through our various tours exploring Quinto and its beautiful surroundings. Choose from tours that visit ruins, museums, monuments & more! We also offer many scenic tours to the northern city of Cuenca, where you can enjoy a Cuenca city tour and beautiful views along the way.
This complete itinerary includes a visit to an Indigenous Market, a train ride from Salinas to San Clemente, many cultural encounters, overnight at Hacienda Piman and at the historical Hacienda Zuleta, and much more! Click here to learn more
These thermal springs are nestled in beautiful Andean Highlands. Spend the day in these curative sulfate alkaline thermal waters, enjoying the extraordinary landscape. Click here to learn more
Drive along the "Avenue of the Volcanoes" and visit Cotopaxi National Park, then onto the cloud forest of Baños, then ride the Devil's Nose highland railway, then onto the Incan ruins of Ingapirca, and finally finish the tour in the charming city of Cuenca. Click here to learn more
Drive along the "Avenue of the Volcanoes" and visit Cotopaxi National Park. Ride the Devil's Nose portion of the highland railway, then onto the Incan ruins of Ingapirca, and finally finish the tour in the charming city of Cuenca. Click here to learn more
Enjoy a morning city tour of Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage site, then travel on to the Equatorial Monument where one can straddle the Equator. Click here to learn more
Straddle the Equator at the Equatorial Monument, which marks latitude 0’00', the exact geodesic position of the Equator. Click here to learn more
Visit the Contemporary Art Museum to appreciate the vast collection of the talented Ecuadorian artists, as well as the Oswaldo Guayasamin museum - a master contemporary painter of Quechua heritage. Click here to learn more
Visit Quito's Archeological Museum, with its outstanding collection of gold and ceramic artifacts. Click here to learn more
Visit Quito's historical centre at night with a breathtaking sight of all the colonial buildings and churches. Enjoy dinner at a typical restaurant. Click here to learn more
Visit Quito, capital of Ecuador and the former Northern capital of the Inca Empire. Browse beautiful cathedrals, elegant old world mansions, plazas, interesting museums, and more. Click here to learn more