Top 7 Things to do in Quito Ecuador

Top 7 Things to do in Quito Ecuador

Top 7 Things to do in Quito Ecuador

As the first Cultural Heritage of Humanity declared by UNESCO in 1978, Quito is Ecuador’s vibrant capital city and has plenty to offer to its visitors.

A stroll through its old streets, surrounded by flowery balconies and colonial churches will make you travel back in time. A visit to its botanical garden to enjoy some of the diversity of the country.  A day to the famous monument that marks the precise location of the equator at the Middle of the World City.

Over the years we have visited the city in search of special and traditional places that showcase the best that this vibrant capital city has to offer. We share the top reasons to visit Quito and we have written individual articles for each place, and now we have gathered them in this blog post to share them with you and help you create unforgettable memories. 


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Which activities make it to the top 7 Things to do in Quito Ecuador by visiting Ecuador and South America?


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Visit to the monument of the Center of the World.

Downtown Quito

Discover Ecuador’s capital, the colonial city of Quito.

A day at the Botanical Garden

If there is an attraction that I consider a hidden gem in my city, it is the botanical garden
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Itchimbia and Cafe Mosaico

Breathtaking views of Colonial Quito in a cozy atmosphere
Nayon Xtreme Valley

Nayon Xtreme Valley

Fun and adrenaline for all ages near Quito
Guapulo Park

Guapulo Park

A park with beautiful green areas, 100-year-old heritage trees, trails and activities that suit all ages, including walking, playing, birdwatching and relaxing.
Quito Tour, Teleferico & Pichincha Volcano Horseback Ride

Quito Tour, Teleferico & Pichincha Volcano Horseback Ride

Enjoy a panoramic view of the city, snow-capped mountains and valleys

Besides the top 7 things to do in Quito, you can also discover the origins of Quito at Rumibamba park. 

Or you may want to explore the valley of Cumbaya and enjoy some of the activities available in this town near Quito.

Why choose Quito to live, and study Spanish?

Where to stay

We often have friends, family, and also work-related visitors coming to Quito; together with my family, we have our top recommendations here:

Hacienda Jimenita is the place to escape to nature, relax and connect with history near Quito Airport. We tell you all about our visit to this enchanting hacienda and book your stay. 

Hotel Las Cuevas Terra Lodge to spend the perfect getaway in a cave hotel near Quito. You can read all about our unique experience here and book your stay. 

Hotel Finlandia has a great location in the modern part of Quito, near the main shopping centers and Parque La Carolina. It offers good food, fair prices, free Wi-Fi, and comfortable rooms and the staff is helpful and friendly.

Hotel Vieja Cuba This is a cozy small hotel with comfortable rooms, and friendly and helpful staff. The hotel offers a fresh-made breakfast consisting of eggs, granola, toast, ham, cheese, yogurt, and tea or coffee. The location is also great, not far from Plaza Foch, within walking distance you have one of the nicest areas for locals and tourists alike. Minutes away from shops, restaurants, pubs, bars, and more.

and if you want to go camping but without abandoning some comfort, you can go Glamping at Urkuwayku Organic Farm in Ilalo, it connects you with Nature and is located near Quito.

What to eat

Check our gastronomy option on the menu, to discover many of the traditional dishes, street food and fruit available in Ecuador, to delight your palate with the flavors of the country.

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We have created a list of the top 7 things to do in Quito, so you can explore this exciting city in the middle of the world.

Quito has been awarded multiple distinctions, including Ibero-American Capital of Culture, designated as South America’s Leading Destination by the World Travel Awards and, finalist in the contest of the seven cities Wonders of the world.

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