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Quito: A Brief Guide For A Weekend Trip

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If you are looking for a vacation that is fun-filled and exciting, Quito is the right stop for you. Plan a vacation to Quito and have a trip that’s extremely exciting and allows you to capture the best memories to cherish all your life. Quito is Ecuador’s capital that sits high in the Andean foothills at an altitude of 2,850m. The streets and surroundings are beautifully designed and maintained. It receives over millions of tourists every year making it the second most populous city in Ecuador.

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How to reach your destination?

Ground Transfers are 24/7 available at the airport. Tourists can opt for any transport that suits them the best according to their requirements. Cabs, Shuttles, Private cars, Car rentals, and bus services are there to help them to reach their desired destination.

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Book a perfect stay!

Plaza Grande

Plaza Grande was built 5 centuries ago. It is one historic hotel where you get to learn and explore a lot about the ancient period and things. With interior designed relating to history, it is a unique and beautiful place to stay for a relaxing and refreshing vacation.

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Hilton Colon

With a tall building touching the sky high, Hilton Colon is one famous place to stay. Having huge rooms, spread dining areas and many indoor activities for your children, it is a perfect family-friendly hotel for a long stay during your trip.

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Casa Gangotena

Casa Gangotena is a hotel that symbolizes luxury and elegance. A hotel that is beautifully designed and serves with their incredible services and amenities. If once visited, you will surely come over straight to Casa Gangotena again. It is a pleasure to stay in their hotel and spend time that’s simply worth it.

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Don’t Miss Out On These Adventurous Activities 

Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard is an astonishing spectacle that takes place every week at Plaza Grande in Old Town. It is a pleasure to watch and is very enjoyable and fun filled. One should never miss it when on a trip to Quito.

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Sunday Bike Riding

If you are on a trip to Quito and it is Sunday, make sure you do not miss the Sunday Bike Riding. The Ciclopaseo translates to “bike path” and runs from the old airport in the northern part of the city and weaves through the main avenues and old streets for about 18 miles bringing you deep into the south side of Quito.

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Visit Quito Market

Quito market is a great place to spend some leisure time and explore many other things and complete your shopping checklist. Ask for discounts and bargains when shopping and you never know if you get great discounts there.

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Check out the travel-savvy tips to save up on the dollars $$$

Avoid the tour guides

Stay in Hostels run by Locals

Learn Spanish

Get amazing views of Quito for free

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