Quito, Ecuador, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site capital city
A whole lot of surprises await you in Quito! Recognized by the World Travel Awards in 2013 and 2014 as the “Best Leading Destination in South America" and the first UNESCO World Heritage Site capital city, Quito is where you can be in the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere at the same time!
Located 9,350 feet above sea level and nestled high above the Andes Mountains, the city of Quito is known to be one of the largest and best-preserved historic centers in the Americas. It has more than 2 million inhabitants and covers a total area of 125.1 square miles. Because of its location and proximity to the equator, the city has hot days and cold nights. The Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre is your gateway to Quito. Located 18 kilometers from the heart of the city, it is served by ten carriers.
The city is an attraction by itself. It is a hodgepodge of the old and the new with colonial buildings beside modern infrastructures. A laid back atmosphere coupled with a cosmopolitan vibes makes the city a unique and interesting place to visit. Its top attractions include the Quito Old Town, Guayasamin Museum, Intinan Museum, Teleferico Quito, Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus, La Capilla Del Hombre, Plaza de la Independencia, Calle La Ronda, Parque Metropolitano, and the National Museum Quito, just to name a few. If you would like to spend a few days enjoying the sights of Ecuador, you can take the Tren Crucero which will take you from Quito to Guayaquil and back. It will take you through the sights of spectacular dormant and active volcanoes, quaint towns, panoramic landscapes and beautiful scenery, while traversing the Devil's Nose.
One of the highest capital cities in the world, Quito will literally take your breath away! It is one city that must be in your bucket list. Consult your travel agent for more details and start planning a trip to Quito.