Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, is the first city in the world to become a world heritage site by the UNESCO in 1978. It has the biggest and best conserved colonial neighborhood in South America and its charm is completed with beautiful narrow streets leading to many different squares, churches, monasteries, museums and restaurants, that offer its visitors the unique splendor of Ecuadorian culture, gastronomy and tradition.
The fusion of modern Quito with the colonial old town can be best appreciated from one of the many viewpoints that surround the city, from where you can spot all the architectural wonders of the city, as well as many recreational parks and forests in and around Quito.
Quito has two seasons: summer and winter. Nevertheless, it is known as the city of “eternal spring”, as its weather is quite similar all year and it tends to change a lot over the day.
Due to its centered location, Quito is the perfect starting point for any visiting spot in Ecuador, as for example the rainforest, only 3 hours away or the coastline, only 4 hours away by car.