Get Inspired / South America / Ecuador Quito, Ecuador South America Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / South America / Ecuador Quito, Ecuador South America story by: Inspire South America One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Quito is in a spectacular setting, 2825 metres above sea level and surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Strolling around the Old City with its lovely colonial churches and crowded cobblestones streets, you’ll discover that it’s one the best preserved areas in South America and also a world heritage site. A vibrant gateway to Ecuador is no more than a day’s drive from the Amazon Jungle, active volcanoes, indigenous markets and tropical beaches, making it an ideal stopover en route to the Galapagos Islands. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Our 6 favourite steak restaurants in Buenos Aires Read more Add or remove from Wishlist 5 reasons to book UK & Europe now Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.