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21 Best Things to Do in Quito, Ecuador In 2024

Top things to do in Quito Ecuador

Most people fly into Quito, Ecuador, when traveling to the Galapagos and barely give it a second glance. It wasn’t long ago that people booking a Galapagos cruise skipped the city completely and only explored the tiny archipelago off the coast of South America, but luckily, things have changed.

Quito is a wonderful city to explore. There are so many things to do in Quito that it’s no wonder that it was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site designated in 1978 (along with the Galapagos Islands). Thanks to its untouched cultural and historic center, it is the best-preserved old city in Latin America. If you are planning a visit to Ecuador, make sure to spend a few days in the capital city to enjoy its beautiful scenery, fascinating history, and welcoming culture.

About Quito, Ecuador

Quito has many unique qualities besides being the capital of Ecuador. It is the second-highest capital city in the world, sitting at an altitude of 2850 meters and the closest capital city to the equator. Surrounded by 14 volcanoes, one of which is the only snowcapped location on the entire Equator, Quito’s stunning natural beauty will take your breath away. In our humble opinion, Quito is also one of the most beautiful cities on earth.

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Quito may be close to the Equator, but with its high altitude in the Andes mountains, it feels cool and comfortable year-round. Known as the city of Eternal Spring, Quito offers travelers a chance to immerse in the history and culture of South America while offering plenty of adventures in the mountains and jungle.

With its strategic location, Quito is the gateway to the Amazon rainforest, the cloud forests, and the Galápagos Islands, making it a hub for nature lovers and eco-tourists. So, are you ready to enjoy Quito, Ecuador?

We toured Quito with Metropolitan Tours, which has 7 decades of experience leading tours in Ecuador. Led by local guides, we experienced first hand knowledge about local life, culture, and cuisine.

Best Things to do in Quito, Ecuador

Fun things to do in Quito Ecuador

We have had the good fortune to visit Quito three times, and each time, we enjoy the city more than the last. In this guide, we will help you decide whether you should stop in for a day or two before or after your Latin America adventure or if you should stay…

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