Quito and the Centre of the World
The capital of Ecuador has a setting that few cities can match. Once the northern capital of the Inca Empire, Quito was later colonised by the Spanish who built formidable temples, monasteries and mansions, creating an urban jewel designated by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
On our handpicked tour of Quito, stay 3 nights in comfortable central accommodation, explore the highlights of the city, the Equatorial Monument, 25km (16 miles) north of Quito, which marks the exact middle of the World, Latitude 0º and take a day trip to visit Cotopaxi National Park. Cotopaxi (5,943 m)is the highest active volcano in the world. Enjoy wonderful mountain vistas, and local markets.
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Take a day tour to the famous Cotopaxi National Park, home of Ecuador's 'Volcano Alley'. Enjoy stunning scenery, lunch at a local restaurant and a visit to a local market.
"I recommend opting for our deluxe accommodation, so you can stay at the devine Ilha Experience boutique hotel, a beautifully restored house from the 17th century, delightful rooms, staff and food!" Tara, Team Viva
Quito, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, Explore the old city, is beautiful squares and churches. Plus there is time to explore the surrounds including a trip to the equator line -Stand in the Middle of the World at a latitude of 0!