Quito is the starting point for our adventure in Ecuador. Quito is the highest official capital city in the world at an elevation of 2,800 meters.

We arrived a couple of days before our G Adventures tour “The Ecuador Experience” was due to start to give us some extra time to explore the city. We took the excellent FREE Walking Tour and got taken in and around the markets, state buildings, churches and plazas.

After the tour we took a taxi up El Panecillo hill for great views of the city.

Our tour of Ecuador saw us visit Quito a couple of times as it is located pretty centrally and we were using it as a hub. Other excursions from the city took us to the Equator line and up the telerifica cable car to get good views of the city… unfortunately as we reached the top the clouds rolled in and all we could see was fog!