We're going to be flying into Quito in the evening on a Thursday so we will have Friday and Saturday to visit Quito, then we will fly to the Galapagos on Sunday. I've got two places reserved in the centro historico, the San Francisco was not available so I have the Mia Leticia and the Casa El Eden reserved and will probably opt for the Casa El Eden
We're not real late night people so the lack of bars doesn't bother me but are there places to eat in the centro historico? Or should we expect to have to take taxis to eat out? Any good places for Ecuadorian cuisine either in the centro historico or elsewhere since taxis appear to be inexpensive?
It sounds like there is about a day's worth of sightseeing in the centro historic, what should we do with day 2? Should we wait to see if the altitude is a problem? Thursday will be pretty much an all day affair to get there from Chicago (transfer Miami) and that will be draining. If we wanted to go somewhere on the 2nd day, would we be able to arrange something while down there?
Money, the currency is USD so will I be OK bringing some cash, an ATM card and a credit card? The hotel takes Visa, the cruise is already paid for so it'd be for meals, taxis, etc. I assume also that the taxi from the airport will have to be paid with cash and I've seen prices in the $25-35 range.
We are flying from Lima to Quito after a 13 day holiday in Peru. We do not have Yellow Fever Certificates. Is that a problem or not?
Flights from Montreal to Quito seem to only arrive late at night. What should I do? Is it safe? Is it possible to sleep a couple hours at the airport? Are there hostales close to the airport? Etc.
I am looking for an apartment in Quito for a month beginning December 22? I like quiet, peaceful, clean, safe, and cheap. All help will be appreciated.
Hello all; I am planning to visit Quito and Manta - Ecuador for two weeks and would like to know more about the top tourism destinations and some info about restaurants for a romantic dinner. Thank you.
Anyone know where to find "Melaza" in Quito? I've asked at Supermaxi but they told me to look at where they sell animal feed. In English it is Molasses, and I want some to make recipes that originate from home but can't find it anywhere. Help please!
Can anyone recommend a tour guide/company ? My husband and I will have 1 1/2 days in Quito in March of 2014 and would like to see as much as possible. Also recommendations for a good hotel in Quito for just two nights. Thank yu
Has anyone been recently in Quito and knows of a vegan restaurant(S) ?
I'll appreciate your help !
I would like to know of some quality but lower cost hotels in Quito.
My tour from the Galápagos Islands ends on 21st cot and I have to be in Lima for flight on 30th oct am. Anybody now the best way to utilize the time and get down there, e.g stops to make, transportation for me to take? Any help would be great!!
Hello, my wife and I along with our 2 children need to get from Quito to San Clemente. The main issue is that we have 7 large suitcases each weighing 50lbs plus 4 small backpacks. I was planning to rent a van or SUV but they charge $500 for 2 days!!! Anyone have a better suggestion?
Buenas noches, agradezco me asesores. Viajo el próximo jueves a Quito y regreso a mi ciudad el do,mingo. Me gustaria saber qué hoteles ofrecen un tour a bajo precio pero cómodo pues viajo sola. también recomendaciones sobre cuales zonas evitar y precios en comidas, transporte y alojamiento. También me gustaría conocer gente de otros lugares interactuar y armar plan para recorrer la ciudad. Agradezco la pronta respuesta.
I would just like to know where I can find the safest place to leave my car as I'm driving into Quito from Ibarra and will need to find a place preferably near the Guayasamin Museum or Old City or the Basilica del Voto Nacional.
Any tips and knowledge about avoiding robbery/crime zones etc would be awesome!
Thanks a lot!
is silver a good bargin in ecuador
I have been traveling to Ecuador every year to visit family and vice-versa. However, I am now stuck in Quito with nothing to do for a few days. Anybody have any ideas for one day trips? By the way, I'm looking for something a little off the beaten path or adventurous. Thanks!
There is a small church/chapel on the top of the teleferico in Quito. What is its name?
Hola - we'll be in Quito for 2 full days (Monday and Tuesday, Jun 24/25) leaving for the Galapagos on Wed, June 26th. Any suggestions for family activities during these two days? Assuming we'll try the Mitad del Mundo and ride the teleferico; any other ideas that are child-friendly? I love museums, but don't really see spending half a day at one with an antsy 8 year old. Just looking for some ideas....Gracias! (p.s. we'll be staying at Casa San Marcos)
We are planning to visit Tena this June (2013) and need to discover what transportation options are available to and from Quito and Tena. Is there a reliable bus route / company that runs to Tena? Do we need a private car or taxi? Is the train another option, or other shuttle vans, etc..? How do we hire a car or taxi or find out info about the bus or train service? Thanks. I would appreciate your time and guidance.
From Terminal Quitumbe in Quito, Ecuador what bus do I take to the new airport? Will there be room for my suitcase. I have heard that it is a 2 to 3 hour trip to the new airport, but can't afford a taxi.
I will be traveling in Quito on May 1st/labor day. I saw some info stating all the workers will take the day off from work. So does that mean all the businesses incl restaurants will be closed? Any suggestions on what to do that day? Thanks!
1. Best flight schedule from NY Area?
2. How many days are suggested?
Does anyone have any information on English teaching in Quito or other locations around Ecuador? I plan extensive travel around the country and am thinking to help fund my travels around the country by teaching. I do have English teaching credentials which I hope will help. Any helpful feedback would be sincerely appreciated. As would any additional suggestions. Thanks.
I am heading to Quito next week and I was wondering if I need any electrical adapters to take with me or Ecuador electrical system is same as US?
I'm completing a small research project in Quito at the Universidad de las Americas in January, and am looking for inexpensive accommodations that are within walking (or a short bus ride) from the university. I've heard about Traveler's Inn which seemed nice, but would love recommendations from others who have been through the area.
Thanks in advance!
I have a child in Quito as part of his college major in the USA. His new ASUS computer died. They will not let him ship it home nor allow me to send a used computer as replacement, through the mail due to safety concerns.
Does anyone know a computer repair store or an electronics store in Quito?
He'll need his computer to write his papers and get his courses online. His "home family" does not own a computer and has not been able to assist.
Has anyone heard of Haugan Cruises ? ? Good or Bad experiences ? ? We are looking for a reputable/reasonable cruise in the Galapagos Islands ? ? Would prefer something longer then just the 7 or 8 days cruise ... as we would like to see and visit as many islands and sites as possible.... Any suggestions ? ? Thank you....
So I've sorted out the whole Galapagos and Amazon tour, now I really wanna pin down the other stuff before we start those tours! I need everybody's opinion on this itinerary:
April 18 - arrive at 6:30pm, get settled in a hostel/hotel somewhere, have dinner (where?)
19 - One day tour to Laguna Quilotoa
20 - Get to Banos somehow and stay the night?
21 - get back to Quito and take a flight from Quito - Guayaquil and head over to Montanita (how?), partayy
22 - Relax and chill, go back to guayaquil and stay the night there
23 - fly out to Isla Baltra
23-29 - Galapagos tour
29 - Back in Quito
30 - May 3 - Amazon tour
May 3 - back in Quito, maybe go to Mindo for the day?
4 - day tour to Mitad del Mundo and Museo de Sitio Intinan
5 - leave Ecuador :(
It sounds incredibly busy but I really wanted to visit Laguna Quilotoa (is it really the most breathtaking sight? I did an alpine hike in NZ and the emerald lakes were stunning there) AND Banos (spa-feel, tempting fate by being so close to Volcan Tungurahua) AND chill out in Montanita for the weekend. When we finish our galapagos/amazon tours we have a day and a half left for Mitad del Mundo (gotta have that picture ya know) and the real equator line in Museo de Sitio Intinan. Is Mindo too far then? Is this itinerary completely crazy? Any advice and recommendations very much appreciated!
I am looking for someone who would like to summit Cotopaxi with me tomorrow.
The total cost is222 and includes all expenses (transport from Quito, lodging, cold weather and mountaineering gear. You only need a camera!
PS - more info about Cotopaxi :en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotopa...
I'm flying into Quito with two other people on a Sunday and am trying to get to Esmeraldas. It doesn't appear that there are any commercial flights available until the following tuesday. Does anyone have any knowledge or info regarding chartering a small plane to fly on a Monday? All of the searches I have done on the internet have found only large commercial charters.
Thanks for any info you might have!
during our trip to Sth America we are visiting the Galapagos islands for a couple of days. We certainly do not need all of aur luggage over there.
Does anybody have an experience about luggage storage in Quito(perhaps at he airport)?
Tks in advance