An itinerary through Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands from Jordan Harvey, a member of Travel + Leisure’s A-List, a collection of the top travel advisors in the world.
Ecuador’s capital blends its colonialist history with modern flourishes.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ecuadorian capital offers rich history and a budding food scene, pretty parks and plazas, and a mother lode of history and culture.
From neo-gothic architecture to aristinal ice cream, there are tons of reasons to take a four-day Quito vacation in Ecuador.
Welcome tourists! In this edition, Tom Sawyer will talk about the capital of the South American country that is the main exporter of bananas in the world, besides being one of the smallest countries in the American continent. Tom Sawyer is talking about San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. Its formal foundation dates to 1534 and it has a population of 2.7 million people while its metropolitan area exceeds 3 million people.
The 500-year old capital of Ecuador, Quito is located in the western part of South America, surrounded by the majestic Andes Mountains and located some 9000 feet above sea level. Here, traditional Spanish colonial architecture, colorful markets and world-class gastronomy welcome visitors to this enchanting capital city.
Shouts of ‘one dollar, one dollar, one dollar,’ bounce off the cobbled streets in Quito’s Old Town. Female peddlers wearing traditional Ecuadorian felt hats sell fresh fruit, cold drinks, and corn served dried, popped, or roasted on the cob.