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Quito Cable Car or Teleferico

Day visit from Quito:

Yes, often done so.

Driving time from Quito:

More or less 1 hrs. per way.

What is it?

TIt is the highest cable car whithin a southamerican city, where you ascend almost 800 meters (2640 ft.) in 8-16 minutes! It is an altitude shock if you arrive from sea level (not recommended to do), but espectacular after one or two nights in Quito. Great views, over the city and mountain ranges in the distance.

What can you do there?

Hiking, sightseeing. It is an activity for half a day, since you might have to make a line to get there.

Possible / Suggested Overnight Town:

TQuito, Otavalo, Cotopaxi Park Area, Lasso.T