For travellers ready to take on new experiences, Quito’s cable car is a portal to a natural paradise in the Ecuadorian Andes. From its starting point located at 2,950 metres above sea level, this wonderful means of transport is one of the highest cable cars in the world and offers a gentle ascent up to the heights, reaching a maximum altitude of 4,100 metres. The trip offers breathtaking panoramic views of Quito’s majestic beauty, as well as the impressive volcanoes that surround the city. 

This natural treasure is more than just incredible panoramic views. It also offers the opportunity to explore the Área de Intervención Especial y Recuperación Pichincha – Atacazo (Pichincha – Atacazo Special Intervention and Recuperation Area), covering more than 23,400 hectares, home to a moorland ecosystem with wild fauna and typical Andean flora. This is a privileged area thanks to its natural resources and water fountains that provide this vital resource to Quito.  

Quito’s cable car is an experience suitable for all. The most adventurous visitors can enjoy activities such as hiking and mountain biking, always accompanied by a guide. It is open all year round and easily accessed from the city centre, making it an exciting tourism experience, whatever the season. 

About Quito Tourism Board 

Quito Tourism Board helps and manages the development and promotion of tourism and the meetings industry in the Metropolitan District of Quito, in partnership with the tourism industry and other productive sectors, for the benefit of local, national, and foreign visitors. 

 Quito, the Capital at the Middle of the World, is the closest city to the sun and the only place where it is possible to stand with one foot in each hemisphere. This city, declared the First Cultural Heritage of Humanity thanks to its Historic centre, mixes the pre-Hispanic, colonial, traditional and modern. 

Quito is also a place for adventure. This equatorial city is the start of the Avenue of Volcanoes, or you can visit the Andean Chocó, home to the spectacled bear and thousands of bird species. 

 It is also the gateway to the four worlds of Ecuador: Galapagos, Pacific Coast, Andes and Amazon. Quito has a unique cuisine that fuses ancestral knowledge and flavours with avant-garde proposals that conquer the palates of those who try it. 

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