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Quito: More Than Just a Gateway to the Galapagos
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Quito: More Than Just a Gateway to the Galapagos

While often thought of as a jumping-off point for the Galapagos Islands, Quito, Ecuador has a lot more to offer. With a historically-rich city center, lively indigenous culture, vibrant markets and adventurous day-trips, Quito is a unique and worthwhile destination for any traveler. 1. Hike Cotopaxi Volcano Touted as one […]

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Getting Out Of Quito, Ecuador: Day, Weekend and Weeklong Excursions
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Getting Out Of Quito, Ecuador: Day, Weekend and Weeklong Excursions

While Quito, Ecuador, offers many opportunities for Inca history, diverse architecture and trendy restaurants, my favorite part about visiting this busy city was its side trips. In less than three hours you can be hiking through waterfall-filled forests, climbing one of the world’s tallest volcanoes, browsing an important cultural market […]

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Day Trip From Quito, Ecuador: The Otavalo Market
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Day Trip From Quito, Ecuador: The Otavalo Market

After spending a day exploring the historic center of Quito, Ecuador, I decided to get out of town for a day and explore the smaller artisan villages nearby. Because I was so thrilled with my Cajas National Park Tour and Quito City Tour with Gray Line Ecuador, I decided to […]

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Hostel Review: La Casona de Mario, Quito, Ecuador
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Hostel Review: La Casona de Mario, Quito, Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador, isn’t known for being the safest city in South America. However, it is a worthwhile stop due to it’s rich history, numerous adventure options, and day trips you’ll find here. If you want a comfortable homebase, I recommend staying at the La Casona de Mario hostel.

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History, Culture, And The Middle Of The World In Quito, Ecuador
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History, Culture, And The Middle Of The World In Quito, Ecuador

Quito is a big city in Ecuador with a rich history and unique location. It was actually the second city in the world to be designated a “Cultural World Heritage City”, which happened in 1978.  To help preserve this heritage, buildings in Quito’s historic center can not change their facade. […]

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