Quito - Day 3
Trip Start Jun 29, 2010
11Trip End Jul 20, 2010
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El Teleférico (from teleférico and Quito) is a gondola lift in Quito, Ecuador, running from the edge of the city centre up the east side of Pichincha Volcano to lookout Cruz Loma. It is one of the highest aerial lifts in the world, rising from 2950 metres (8850 ft) to 4100 metres (13,400 ft). The ascent takes 40 minutes, travelling 2500 linear metres. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TelefériQo
Ruca Pichincha is an active stratovolcano in the country of Ecuador, whose capital Quito wraps around its eastern slopes. The mountain's two highest peaks are the Guagua (4,784 metres (15,696 ft)), which means "child" in Quechua and the Rucu (4,698 metres (15,413 ft)), which means "old person". The active caldera is in the Guagua, on the western side of the mountain. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pichincha_Volcano
We are going to Banos tomorrow morning!