10 engaging Quito excursions during your Galapagos Islands layover By Alfonso Tandazo on Feb 24, 2023 in Attractions, Ecuador, Going Out, Regions, South America
Much more than a jumping-off point on your visit to the famed Galapagos Islands, the Ecuadorian capital city of Quito is undoubtedly one of the top up-and-coming travel destinations in South America.
Flanked by snow-capped volcanoes and verdant peaks, Quito sits at over 9,000 feet (2,800 m) above sea level, making it one of the highest cities in South America. With a rich colonial past and connection with Ecuador’s indigenous heritage, Quito is awash with ethnic markets, historical plazas, tight ancient streets and well-weathered buildings, many of which are now comfortable, luxury hotels. Keep reading to find out as we showcase our top 10 unique and fun things to do in Quito in a day.
1. Explore the culture of Quito’s “Old Town”
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