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    Often sitting under an almost unrealistically blue sky, flanked by soaring volcanoes and home to a heady mix of developing-world modernism and lively history, Quito is part UNESCO World Heritage Site; part gentle, winding back streets drenched in quirky local characters, and part rural houses where you'll still find farm animals hanging out in the living room.

    It’s certainly a quirky and vibrant place, with Ecuadorian flare oozing from every corner. The Old Town is still teeming with Spanish influences, based around a striking old plaza and home to the old Cathedral in South America. You’ll find a district of colonial homes, each with their own traditional balconies, and many opening up during the day as souvenir stalls or tiny, intricate teahouses.

    Market day means strolling amongst a city of umbrellas, shopping for leather and panama hats (which, oddly enough, are from Ecuador), perhaps following it up with a swift ride into the hills on the mammoth aerial tramway, arriving at Cruz Loma with a perfect, clear-blue view of the city.

    There’s an excellent zoo, too, though it seems a shame to choose it over the eye-catching environs. Just south of Quito is the towering Cotopaxi Volcano, a popular and substantial hiking destination amongst a national park that’s been nicknamed ‘Volcano Alley’. Them there are the Haciendas, which vary from the old and rustic to luxurious near-hotels. These grassy homes are perfect for horse riding, hiking, swimming, and relaxing in amongst the wildlife, soaking up an extremely authentic experience of Ecuador. It can be wild and enticing, but is often just relaxing and educational.

    There’s something a bit special about Ecuador’s capital that makes it a worthy addition to any South American itinerary, and for all the lush sights, you’re ahead of most if you can put your finger on quite what produces such a magical vibe.
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    • Academia Cotopaxi
      2.45 Km from Quito
      Academia Cotopaxi (Academia Cotopaxi American International School) is a co-educational non-profit school in Quito, Ecuador, created in 1959 by a group of American mothers. Alice Conger was the first director of the school. This school maintains a majority of international students, who are the children of the diplomatic missions to Ecuador and children of employees of major international corporations, as well as local students. The school offers K-12 education and includes the International Bac...
    • Quitsato Sundial
      38.26 Km from Quito
      The Quitsato Sundial is a cultural-tourist place located at La Mitad Del Mundo, near to Cayambe, 47 km at North of Quito. It was built in 2006 and inaugurated in 2007 as an independent, non-profit project in a 24756 ft² (2300 m²) area. Its main goal is to share crucial aspects of the astronomical knowledge of the prehispanic cultures of the region. The expositions are carried out by community members as a self-sustaining project.

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    • Galapagos Travel Center
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      Galapagos Travel Center Leonidas Plaza Guitierrez, Quito 170143, Ecuador
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      Guayaquil S1-76, Quito EC170130, Ecuador
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      Mitad del Mundo

      Quito makes a good starting point for many day-long excursions into the lush surrounding Andean Sierra. By hiring a car, taking a tour or using public transport or taxis, there are several popular trips into a region crowded with mountain views, waterfalls, thermal baths , and a peaceful villages. Buses to the Equatorial Line Monument, leave every half-hour from the market place, or you can pick them up on the Avenida America in the new town.

      The sensation of being in the middle of the world, and to take a photograph on the line of latitude 0 0' 00", stepping over both hemispheres of the earth, admiring the impressive 30 meter high monument, built in commemoration of the French geodesic mission that arrived in 1736, to measure an arch and to verify the roundness of the earth, is an indescribable emotion.

      Pululahua's Crater

      A paved road leads to the rim of the volcano, from where the view of farms on the crater floor is impressive. A rough path leads down from the rim, and the interior of the crater has its own micro-climate, wich rich vegetation and diverse bird life.
      Middle of the World Manuel Cordova Galarza, Quito, Ecuador

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    Graphic showing average weather in Quito in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 6.5 91.8 43.7 36.1
    Feb 6.3 108.1 43.3 42.6
    Mar 6.4 118.5 43.5 46.7
    Apr 6.7 142.1 44.1 55.9
    May 6.5 104.9 43.7 41.3
    Jun 5.9 90.8 42.6 35.7
    Jul 5.9 83.8 42.6 33
    Aug 6.3 74.1 43.3 29.2
    Sep 6.4 78.5 43.5 30.9
    Oct 6.3 101 43.3 39.8
    Nov 6.2 104.8 43.2 41.3
    Dec 6.4 88 43.5 34.6

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