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So, we made it to Ecuador! Legally this time! No (unknowingly) lying to customs agents to get in! Getting into Ecuador was actually quite a smooth process – we thought maybe we would have to show them we are picking up a car and driving out or something along those lines. But nope, landed in Guayaquil Airport, passed through security and customs within 10 minutes, and then played the waiting game for our connection on to Quito International.
Anyways, rest of the trip ...
... of La Mitad del Mundo. This town is an hour north of Quito and its claim to fame is that the equator passes through it. There is a huge monument that was constructed between 1979 and 1982 to commemorate early geographic expeditions to measure the arc of the sun and locate the equator. Due to inaccurate measurements, the monument is actually built 300 meters or so from the actual equator, as measured by modern GPS. So, some ...
I loved Old Town Quito and found myself walking around for hours just exploring the different plazas, stores, etc. I visited on a Sunday so there were a lot of families in the streets just enjoying the beautiful day. I took the time to walk to the Basilica and it was AWESOME! Because it was Sunday I simply walked inside and enjoyed ...
... We drifted away from that fairly swiftly. It turns out that Felipe is not a driver at all but a friend who helps out with airport runs. He had taken the day off to drive us. We were in a 4x4 and he explained that there was not a surfaced road where we were going. As we turned off to go to the Cotopaxi reserve the road actually improved. Apparently this had only been finished in the last couple of months. We then got to ...
... are on the coast. Will be visiting during the exciting time of Carnaval!!!! This is going to be a blast!! I cannot wait to upload pictures of the extravagant costumes and activities that are going to take place in the coastal ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Ambassador Quito
Other places to stay in Quito
12 de Octubre 1820 Ave. & Luis Cordero Street, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $168
- Good overall hotel
- Great hotel
- Excellent hotel !!!!!!!!!!
Avenida Amazonas N19-14 y Patria, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $133
- Avoid the unhelpful check-in staff
- A good 4 star hotel but too far from the action.
- En el centro del centro cultural
Av. Orellana 1172 y Amazonas, Quito | 5 star hotelfrom $170
- Luxurious but hectic
- Terrific JW Marriott
- Excellent place to start and end an Ecuador trip
Gonzalez Suarez N27 142, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $93
- Buen hotel
- Humo de los motores diesel
- Good choice for moderate budget
Avda. Naciones Unidas Y Republica, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $148
Avenida Orellana N6-54, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $137
Roca 653 And Amazonas Ave , Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Sehr gutes Hotel
- Very good hotel
- Solid Hotel with Great Service
12 de Octubre Ave. and Cordero 444 St, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $114
Shyris 1757 Y Naciones Unidas, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $108
Av. Republica de El Salvador N34-377, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $109
- Excelent vallue 4 star hotel
- Ein 4-Sterne Hotel, das sein Geld ist
- Gutes Hotel aber kein Internetanschluss
Alemania E5 -103 y La Republica Avenue, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $109
Av. 6 de Diciembre N34-120 , Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $117
Foch E6-12 y Amazonas, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $88
Calle Almagro 822, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $108
- Uno stupendo hotel ecuadoriano
- Wonderful Local Hotel
- Ausgezeichnetes Personal und Unterkünfte
Cordero 1342 & Ave. Amazonas, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $90
- Hôtel de bonne qualité et bien situé.
- Bel hôtel, très bon petit déjeuner, bon emplacement
President Wilson E8-22 & Avenida 6 De Diciembre, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $87
Luis Cordero E5-48 (1187) y Reina Victoria, Quito | Hotelfrom $22
Av Republica de El Salvador, Quito | 5 star hotelfrom $162
Av. Diego de Almagro 1245 & Av. Orellana, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $76
Joaquin Pinto 4E-150 y Cordero , Quito | Hotelfrom $39
Calle Garcia Moreno N6-52, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $135
- Really liked Hotel Patio Andaluz
- Charming but no spa!!
- Charming hotel...BUT
Luis Cordero 1342 y Amazonas, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $96
Queseras del Medio, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $86