Quito is at once a vibrant young city and a traditional Sierra town, steeped in ancient culture and tucked between misty mountain peaks. Get to know both sides of this beautiful city with Moon Quito.
Explore the City: Navigate by district or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow a guided walk through Quito’s most interesting neighborhoods
See the Sights: Stroll the cobblestone streets of Quito’s Old Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site!) and bask in the gilded glow of la Compañia church. Hike through cloud forests, spot Andean bears at a wildlife reserve, or climb the rugged Pichincha Volcano. Learn about the history of Ecuador’s indigenous people at museums of pre-Colombian art and witness Guayasamín’s masterpiece at the Capilla del Hombre
Get a Taste of the City: Eat with the locals at one of Quito’s markets or savor innovative takes on traditional Ecuadorian cuisine
Bars and Nightlife: Linger at a café, dance the night away at the trendiest clubs, or bar-hop through la Mariscal
Expert Advice: Experience Quito like an insider with tips from local Bethany Pitts on where to eat, where to stay, and how to get around, including advice on supporting local businesses and respectfully engaging with the culture
Itineraries and Day Trips: Spend a day or a full week in Quito, and explore nearby Calderón, Guayllabamba, Mindo, and more
Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps
Handy Tools: Background on the landscape, climate, and history, health and safety information, a Spanish phrasebook, volunteer opportunities, and travel tips for families with kids, seniors, travelers with disabilities, and LGBTQ travelers
With Moon Quito’s practical tips and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.
Exploring more of South America? Check out Moon Chile or Moon Galápagos Islands.
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