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Quito Cable Car (TeléferiQo Quito)

Travel through the clouds to the slopes of an active volcano to enjoy spectacular views of Quito’s city center, the surrounding countryside and Andes mountain range.

A ride on the Quito Cable Car (TeléferiQo Quito) presents a breathtaking journey to the slopes of Rucu Pichincha, a peak on the active yet safe Pichincha Volcano. Admire the views across Quito’s sprawling city center and spot rugged Andean peaks. Follow walking trails to viewpoints and a small chapel. Afterwards, enjoy some family-friendly fun at a small amusement park. The TeléferiQo Quito is one of South America’s highest cable cars and travels from around 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) to a vertigo-inducing 13,451 feet (4,100 meters). 

Take a seat in one of the modern cable cars and relax as you climb up toward the volcano. Look back to see Quito’s rooftops disappear into the distance as you break through the clouds. The journey time is approximately 10 minutes and finishes at Cruz Loma (Cross Hill), a plateau on the side of the volcano. 

Viewing platforms at Cruz Loma present unbeatable views and superb photography opportunities. On a clear day it’s possible to spot snow-capped Andean peaks such as Antisana, Cayambe, Cotopaxi and Rumiñahui. Follow the trail to a peaceful hermitage chapel called Ermita la Dolorosa.

After returning to the cable car’s base station, you might want to visit Vulqano Park. This family-friendly amusement park has children’s play areas, traditional fairground attractions and thrilling roller coasters.

Situated in the Miraflores district, the TeléferiQo Quito is about a 15-minute drive from Quito’s Centro Histórico (Historic Center). The easiest way to get here is via taxi, although some public buses also stop nearby.

The cable car is open Monday to Friday. There is an admission fee and children receive a discount. Bring warm clothing as weather conditions can change quickly. Visit at sunset to watch as night falls upon Quito and the city becomes a sea of bright lights.


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Lodging Near TelefériQo

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Suites Metropoli

Suites Metropoli

Martin de Utreras N31 114, Quito
4.6
of 5, from 103 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Metropolitan Hospital and within 3 mi (5 km) of Atahualpa Olympic Stadium and Basilica of the National Vow. Independence Square and Quito Cathedral are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$225
Hacienda Rumiloma

Hacienda Rumiloma

Obispo Diaz de la Madrid s/n, Quito
4.6
of 5, from 32 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated in a provincial park, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Calle La Ronda, Metropolitan Hospital, and Casa De la Musica. TelefériQo and Central University of Ecuador are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$42
Casa Vintage Hotel Boutique

Casa Vintage Hotel Boutique

Gustavo Darquea OE2-24 y Av.10 de Agosto, Quito
4.2
of 5, from 5 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Quito, this bed & breakfast is within 2 mi (3 km) of Patio de Comedias Theater, Basilica of the National Vow, and Independence Square. Quito Cathedral and Atahualpa Olympic Stadium are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$64
Hotel Reina Isabel

Hotel Reina Isabel

Av. Amazonas N23-44 y Veintimilla, Quito
4.4
of 5, from 726 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in La Mariscal, this spa hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Foch Square and within 3 mi (5 km) of Basilica of the National Vow and Independence Square. Quito Cathedral and Atahualpa Olympic Stadium are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$90
Hotel Casa Ecuatreasures Centro Histórico

Hotel Casa Ecuatreasures Centro Histórico

Calle Benalcazar N-953 y Oriente, Quito
4.8
of 5, from 21 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Quito, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Colonial Art Museum, Basilica of the National Vow, and Independence Square. El Panecillo and Quito Cathedral are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$55
Citimed Hotel

Citimed Hotel

Mariana de Jesús OE7-02, Quito
4.6
of 5, from 19 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Quito, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Metropolitan Hospital and within 3 mi (5 km) of Atahualpa Olympic Stadium and Basilica of the National Vow. Casa De la Musica and Equinoctial Technologica University are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Plaza Internacional

Hotel Plaza Internacional

Leonidas Plaza 19-50 y 18 de Septiembre, Quito
4.2
of 5, from 4 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This hotel is located in Quito (San Juan), close to Liga Deportiva Universitaria Stadium, Basilica of the National Vow, and Independence Square. Also nearby are Quito Cathedral and Patio de Comedias Theater.

$63
Hotel Boutique Portal De Cantuña

Hotel Boutique Portal De Cantuña

Bolivar Oe6-105 y Cuenca, Quito
5.0
of 5, from 13 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Quito, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of San Francisco Church, Quito Cathedral, and Independence Square. El Panecillo and Basilica of the National Vow are also within 1 mi (2 km).