Quito Travel Guide
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Quito Travel Guide
Where is Quito?
Plane tickets? Check. Suitcase packed? Yep. Wait... where exactly are we going? Before you jump in the airport bus, it'll be handy to know where Quito is.
It's the national capital city of Ecuador and about 45 miles to the east of the noteworthy city of Santo Domingo de los Colorados.
Forget about the star attractions — it's the locals that really make a place tick. In this part of Pichincha, you'll find 1,400,000 of them.
Places to Visit in Quito
You can't spend time in Quito without getting a few pics of El Panecillo. Attracting throngs of visitors from all parts of the world, it really is a must-see!Plan an outing to a few much-loved local tourist attractions, such as Independence Square and Quito Cathedral.Easy to locate, Basilica of the National Vow is a fixture of the local landscape. This house of prayer plays an important role in the social and religious culture of the region. Like some more options? City Museum contains an intriguing range of historical displays, enabling visitors to experience the stories and people that formed this area. But there's more! Take in the surroundings at San Francisco Park, a historic public space that's popular with both visitors and locals.
Car Rentals in Quito
Wonderful adventures are just around the bend with car rentals in Quito. Ready to explore the region from the convenience and comfort of your own ride?
If you're arriving via Mariscal Sucre International Airport, you can pretty much pick up a car on the runway. Check out Budget and Avis.
You might like to look into picking up your ride from a neighborhood outlet. That way you don't need to navigate the inner-city congestion! Thrifty Car Rental at Av De Los Shyris N38-27 Y El Telegrapho in La Carolina Park is a good option. You can also check out Hertz, located at Internacional Mariscal Sucre De Quito.
Where to stay in Quito – Hotel Accommodation
Book today through Orbitz and start lining up your hassle-free journey to Ecuador's capital. With 157 hotels in Quito
, you won't have any problems.The Casa Gangotena
is a fabulous option for those seeking swanky accommodations. If it's fully booked, we recommend the Hotel Plaza Grande
. Or, check out the amenities at the Hostal Vista Amazonas
(Avenida Amazonas 23-56 y Veintimilla) or the Jhomana Guesthouse
(Ramírez Dávalos E4 - 44 y Av. Amazonas) if you're after a cheaper deal.Visiting El Panecillo is a remarkable experience, so why not grab a hotel within strolling distance and make your travels even more epic? The La Casona de la Ronda Boutique Hotel
is just 0.4 miles away, while the Casa San Marcos
is 0.7 miles away.
Nearest Airports to Quito
Located 12 miles northeast of Quito's center, Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) is where your journey begins. Once you've plucked your luggage from the baggage area, you'll be discovering the best of Quito before you know it!
Popular Places to Visit Near Quito
Explored all of Quito already? There's no need to panic! Mindo
is just 20 miles away and has plenty of activities on offer. Start uncovering its character at Maquipucuna Cloud Forest Reserve. If you're itching to discover more, stop at Central Park and Mindogarden Butterfly Farm too. If this isn't what you're after, try Machachi
. Just 25 miles away, this area is home to other notable attractions including Arcangel Miguel Statue, Tesalia Springs Pool and Rumiñawi Volcano. Spend the day here to get around to all of them.
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